Dolphin Dance with "Notes About The Notes"
Some notes about the notes: At the very beginning, the piece starts with b9 interval played in the right hand and improvised stuff in the left. This to me creates a cold, alone, metalac feeling of depth under water. At 0:43 I rub and randomly "twinkle" the upper register with the top mallet. This is white water sound that was inspired by a young student who did that when he was just messing around on the instrument. At 1:09 the sun rises: This section requires rhythmic sixths in the right hand and muting them with mallets between each strike to create the illusion of an echo or tremolo motor creating a feeling of buoyant rocking in the ocean with the clarity and brightness of the sun rising. The counter melody in the left hand is intended to create the depth below while at about 1:30 the swelling and crashing of the waves on the nearby shore become in scene and at 1:34 the theme is stated for the first time in the middle register that is intended to represent the dolphin. At 1:53 I play half steps theme from Jaws marking the shark passing. I did this for another young student of mine years ago who asked, "Are there sharks"? I said "Yeah good idea, I'll put one in"... kind of like Bob Ross LOL. At the very end, I quote the Beatles "We All Live In A Yellow Submarine".
It was an experiment to add some educational things about resonators and combine the music with other elements involved in the making of music. I'm not sure if it works for everyone but I don't like just giving all the music away free like today's industry is forcing us to do. So I'm looking for other way by I offering partial recordings hoping that it will draw enough attention and curiosity from others who may want to attend a live concert to hear the entire performance. Please let me know if you have any thoughts on the subject.