HANDS DOWN

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Piece Title : Hands Down
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Dificulty Rating :
Level : Medium-Advanced
Composer / Arranger : Floyd, Chad
Composer / Arranger Details:

Dr. Chad Floyd is a percussion artist, educator, and composer. Chad currently serves as assistant professor of percussion at Campbellsville University where he instructs applied percussion and directs the percussion ensemble, steel band, and drumline. He also serves as vice president for the Kentucky Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society.

Chad has a diverse performance background in a variety of musical settings. He has performed with the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Kentucky, Sacred Winds Ensemble, and the Bowling Green Chamber Orchestra. He has also served as drummer for the award winning band, Stoik Oak, served as drummer for the Grammy-nominated members of Sojourn Fare, and has performed internationally as drummer for the Brazilian-based group, Almeida Duo.

Chad’s original compositions and arrangements for solo percussion and percussion ensemble are published by Bachovich Publications, Innovative Percussion Inc., Row-Loff Productions, and Tapspace Publications. He is a contributing author to Percussive Notes, Bluegrass Music News, and Tempo, and is also an active member of the Percussive Arts Society, National Association for Music Education, and the Kentucky Music Educators Association.

Chad has founded numerous percussion ensembles in central Kentucky, including several regional ensembles, recreational ensembles, and steel bands. He has directed high school and collegiate percussion ensembles to multiple performances at the Kentucky Music Educators Association Conference, a WGI Indoor Percussion World Finals placement, and has directed multiple performances with several internationally renowned percussion artists.

Chad holds degrees from the University of Kentucky (DMA), Belmont University (MM), Eastern Kentucky University (MAED), and Campbellsville University (BME). He has studied primarily under David A. Johnson, Todd London, and James Campbell. Chad Floyd is proud to be an artist endorser/clinician for Innovative Percussion Inc., Pearl Drums and Adams Musical Instruments, and Remo Inc.

Visit Chad Floyd’s website at chadfloyd.com.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Untuned Percussion / World Percussion
Instrument / Discipline :
Instrumentation : Bongos (Set of) / Conga / Djembe / Quinto
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Publisher :Innovative Percussion, Inc.
Publishers Website :www.innovativepercussion.com
Publisher Details :

Innovative Percussion is a mallet and stick manufacturer based in Nashville Tennessee. They also distribute publications of a high quality. For more information logon to www.innovativepercussion.com.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :2010 / 
Duration :3Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :Various
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Sheet Music Available From :www.      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

 "Hands Down received its premier performance by Dr. Chad Floyd at the 2010 Kentucky Collegiate Music Educators Fall Conference in Elizabethtown, Kentucky as a demonstration of hand drumming technique.  The piece uses a variation of hand, bush, and bundle stick techniques on djembe, conga, quinto, and bongos." (www.chadfloyd.com)

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