Moodring

Mood Ring - A Class

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Mood Ring - A Class Indoor Percussion Show by SixtoFiveProductions

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Battery Difficulty
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Front Ensemble Difficulty
3

Mood Ring explores the different emotions that we all feel as human beings.  Driven by the idea of the classic mood ring, the entire ensemble begins in green attire (representing normal or indifference). Each movement of the show focuses on a different emotion in which one section of the ensemble reveals the color that corresponds to that particular emotion.  Toward the end of the show all the colors mix together into a rousing finale!  


Mood Ring will challenge even the best A Class ensembles, but is perfect for younger ensembles with little experience with the theatrical elements involved in winter percussion.  The focus on varying emotional expression is great practice for those with percussion programs looking to make the plunge into the winter percussion activity.  

MOVEMENTS:

I. Green - Normal
II. Orange - Daring/Stimulating
III. Yellow - Imaginative
IV. Black - Angry
V. Red - Adventurous

Glockenspiel
Vibes 1, 2
Xylophone
Marimbas 1, 2
Synthesizer/Sampler
Electric Bass Guitar
Drumset
Auxiliary Percussion 1
Auxiliary Percussion 2
 
Snares
Tenors (5 drums)
5 Bass Drums (4 bass drum part is available upon request)
The Front Ensemble book is holistically A Class with some 4-mallet technique in the Vibes and Marimbas. 
 
- The Glockenspiel book contains the following skill-sets:
  • Syncopated dotted quarter-note, 8th-note, and 16th note phrases at 170BPM
  • Descending metric decellerando chromatic run (triplets, 8th notes, quarter-note triplets)
- The vibraphone book contains the following skill-sets:
  • Syncopated double vertical alternating hand 8th notes at 170BPM
  • block chords with syncopation at 170BPM
  • 2-mallet 8th-note triplet patterns at 152BPM
- The marimba book requires the following skill-sets:
  • Syncopated double vertical alternating hand 8th notes at 170BPM
  • 1 and 2 count diatonic sixteenth-note runs at 170BPM
  • 1,3,2,4 and 1,2,3,4 sixteenth-note permutations at 96BPM
  • Block chords with syncopation at 170BPM
- The Xylophone Book requires the following skill sets
  • 8th-note triplet into 16th note chromatic runs at 180BPM
  • Descending metric decellerando chromatic run (triplets, 8th notes, quarter-note triplets)The

Synthesizer parts contain fairly basic patches throughout the show, including: 

  • Grainy Polysynth Lead Patch
  • Choir 'ahh' Patch
  • Jazz Organ Patch
  • Strings Patch
  • Solo Female Vocalist Patch
  • Piano Patch
  • Heavy Metal Guitar Patch
  • Chimes Patch
  • Warm Pad Patch
 
A sampler or some other way to trigger samples is REQUIRED throughout the show.  The part is utilized in the Synthesizer part. This can either be done through a sampler like a Roland SPD-S, Yamaha DTX, or other similar sample drum pad.  If the Synthesizer is capable to load samples into its memory bank, that is ideal for this show.  It is also possible to trigger samples via a computer. utilizing free sampler programs.  The audio samples are included in the download package after purchasing.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us to help you.  
 
The auxiliary percussion parts are kept fairly "busy" with a lot of quick instrument changes.  Although this show is possible to perform with two auxiliary percussion members, if auxiliary percussion members aren't as proficient as performers, it is recommended to utlilize additonal players to cover the parts.  
 
The bass guitar part is fairly straight forward, but utilizes slap and pop techniques (generally associated with "Funk" music) in some movements.
The battery book contains intermediate to advanced A Class Vocabulary :
 
- The snare book contains the following skill-sets and techniques:
  • 16th note paradiddle, and paradiddle-diddle patterns at 170BPM
  • Triple stroke sixteenth notes at 170BPM
  • Stick shots and buzz presses
  • Triplet based accent and roll patterns at 152BPM
  • 16th-note accent and roll patterns at 114BPM
- The Tenor book contains some of the same skill-sets and techniques as the snare book with the following included:
  • "herta" patterns and cross-over double stroke 16th-note patterns at 170BPM
  • Cross-over double stop patterns on drums 3 and 4
  • Triplet diddle sweep patterns at 152BPM
- The bass drum book contains the following techniques:
  • 8th note (1's), 16th note (2's), and Sextuplet (3's) splits at 152BPM and 170BPM
  • Syncopated unison patterns at 170BPM
  • 8th-note rolls on drum 1 at 170BPM
  • Paraddidle-diddles on drum 1 and 2 at 170BPM
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