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Piece Title : Feeling Better
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Dificulty Rating :
Level : beginner to intermediate
Composer / Arranger : Trevino, Ivan
Composer / Arranger Details:

(b.1983) Ivan Trevino is a musician who wears many hats. He`s a rock drummer at heart, and brings that spirit into other avenues of his life, such as classical percussion, composing, and teaching.

Ivan has performed, recorded, and composed extensively with Break of Reality, a national touring cello and percussion quartet. As a founding member of Break of Reality, Ivan has reached international acclaim, selling over 40,000 albums worldwide and performing extensively across the U.S.

As a composer, Ivan has received multiple prizes and commissions, including 1st Prize (2011) and 2nd Prize (2007) in the Percussive Arts Society`s International Composition Contest. His indie rock influence is evident in his compositions, which are becoming standard repertoire for collegiate and professional musicians.

Ivan holds a Master`s Degree in percussion performance from The Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Michael Burritt and John Beck. He also holds a Professional Certificate in Music Business from Berklee College of Music`s Extension School. 

Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion
Instrument / Discipline :
Instrumentation : 4 Octave Marimba
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums :
Written for / Commissioned by : Gabriella Reyna
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and Youtube Channel Owner. Recorded / Provided by:
 Baylor Percussion Group
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Publisher :Published by the Composer
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Year Composed / Copyright Date :2015 / 
Duration :3Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
Special Needs :
Sheet Music Available From :(Published by the composer) http://www.ivandrums.com/html/contact.php     Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

"Feeling Better (2015) is a two mallet solo scored for 4.0 octave marimba. I composed the piece for Gabriella Reyna, a former student of mine at Baylor University. 

Gabby began her first semester of college with tendonitis in one of her hands, which inhibited her from practicing and performing. It made me sad to see her concerned; no student wants to start their college experience like that. While she recovered, I decided to write her this piece. I wanted to give her something for two mallets, a simple piece that would help her ease into playing again. Nothing stressful; just simple and musical.

Gabby’s condition improved throughout the semester, so much so that she gave an end of semester jury, including a wonderful performance of Feeling Better.


While simple, Feeing Better might be the most expansive piece in my catalogue in terms of its reach. I can envision beginners using the piece to work out technical and expressive elements, and professionals playing the piece as a meditative, simple moment in an otherwise heavy program." (www.ivandrums.com)

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