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Percussion Axiom #29

The recent Percussion Axiom TV episode 29 is available on YouTube as well as Thomas Burritt’s web site. In the recent episode he continues providing insight and instruction to Gordon Stout’s Etude #3 from book 1. Take 10 minutes to listen on the video below.

This episode is focused on the middle section of the piece which is filled with many scalar passages with double vertical octaves in each hand. There is also just a hint of melody although I am not sure if a 20th century octatonic piece can have a melody. Measure 15 has a really nice little pattern that initially was hard to understand, but once I understood what was happening in each hand, it grooves nicely.

I have posted my first attempt at this passage after about 2 hours of practicing on YouTube and also at the bottom of this post.