TRAP DOOR

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Piece Title : Trap Door
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Dificulty Rating :
Level : Easy
Composer / Arranger : Hicks, Ralph
Composer / Arranger Details:

First and foremost a teacher, Ralph Hicks feels blessed to have been influenced by amazing and dedicated teachers. He couldn’t have asked for better models for making a meaningful impact on the life of a young musician. Ralph is a product of the highly successful Spring HS Band program (Spring, TX), winning two Texas 5A State Marching Championships, one BOA Grand National Championship, a PAS Call for Tapes, and a naming to the 1995 Texas All State Orchestra.

Receiving a full scholarship to the University of Kentucky, Ralph studied Percussion under Professor James B. Campbell. In 1996 he took first place in the PAS International Vibraphone Solo competition. In 1997 he was a member of the Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps and was named a Yamaha Young Performing Artist.

His performing days behind him, Ralph has spent his entire professional career in the Greater Houston area. Currently at Mitchell Intermediate in The Woodlands, TX (Conroe ISD), he teaches saxophone, percussion, the steel drum band Teal Steel, and Let Them Drum!, a motor skill development program for special needs children involving hand drums. As a composer, he has spent the last fifteen years composing and arranging for schools across Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Kentucky.

Ralph lives in his hometown of Spring, TX with his wife Marcail and two children, Brooklynn and William. He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Texas Music Educators Association, the Percussive Arts Society, and is endorsed by Innovative Percussion.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :6 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Percussion Ensemble / Percussion Education
Instrument / Discipline : Percussion Ensemble
Instrumentation : Cabasa / Castanets / Cow Bell / Finger Cymbals / Medium Size Tom / Snare Drum / Tambourine / Triangle / Vibra-Slap / Wood Block
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : N/A
Written for / Commissioned by : Trap Door (for Dad)
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and Youtube Channel Owner. Recorded / Provided by:
 Tapspace Publications
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Publisher :Tapspace Publications
Publishers Website :www.tapspace.com
Publisher Details :

Tapspace™ is a publishing company specializing in creative percussion music. Formed in 1998 and stationed in Portland, Oregon, USA, Tapspace has a refined niche focusing on educational and appealing concert percussion ensembles, solos, duets, rudimental percussion music, steel band music, and other educational materials.

With a star-studded list of contributing artists, our works have been performed by thousands of percussionists around the world, and are being used daily to help shape and influence the rapidly growing percussive arts. This makes Tapspace a premier source for today`s most creative percussion literature.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :2011 /  2011
Duration :2Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
Special Needs :N/A
Sheet Music Available From :www.tapspace.com/Beyond-Basic-Percussion-pr-161.html      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

Don’t we all love the sight of the snare drummer in the back of the room with sticks hanging out of one pocket and a triangle beater hanging out of the other? How about that bell player with their mallets on the floor? The thought, “I really should put those mallets somewhere else...” rarely occurs to a young percussionist.

Trap Door is primarily designed to help young performers become comfortable using an accessory station, or trap table. A well-planned trap table can go a long way in developing a sense of organization and responsibility.

A secondary focus of Trap Door is counting rests through busy passages. We often teach using unison lines to the point where students develop a strength in numbers mentality. It can be intimidating when that confidence is taken away, so in this piece we ween them off through progressively interrupting a repetitive pattern.

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