Keyboard Percussion w/ Electronics | Grade 3 | 2'55"
Vector is written for keyboard percussion (front ensemble) and electronics. The keyboard percussion parts are easy/intermediate difficulty, with most of the challenge coming from ensemble timing / listening. It's fully playable with two mallets, though groups may choose to use four. Vector can serve as a "lot warmup" or stand on its own on a percussion ensemble concert.
Perform it with acoustic mallet instruments and a simple "play-along track" or with full manual control of all electronic sounds (including the drumming), using Apple's MainStage (.concert file included).
Standard "front ensemble keyboard percussion section":
Xylophone / Bells
Marimba 1 (low A, may be doubled)
Marimba 2 (low A, may be doubled)
Vibraphone 1 (may be doubled)
Vibraphone 2 (may be doubled)
If electronics / drumming component performed manually:
Standard keyboard MIDI controller
Mallet MIDI controller (Pearl MalletStation, MalletKAT or similar)
Drum pad MIDI controller (Yamaha DTX-M12 or similar)
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