|Choreography:||Jen Kong & Korabo Taiko|
|License:||(c)2015 Grady Mayo. Released under Creative Commons Share Alike license.
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From composer Grady Mayo…
Kinzoku means “metal”, and was heavily inspired by the genre of music that shares its namesake. I wrote this piece, originally, out of curiosity. I had ideas in my head that I wanted to put onto paper, and I ended up writing the first draft of the piece on a music notation program. After translating what was on the paper to actual drums, editing the song, and incorporating some choreography into the music, Korabo Taiko conceived the piece.
Kinzoku, itself, is structured much like Western popular music (verse-bridge-chorus format) and includes several metal-inspired rhythms and feels. The three “verses” serve as avenues that showcase the three different player groups – odaiko, chu-daiko, and taiko set. The piece is quite complex; the rhythms create strange grooves for the players, the time signature is woven out of odd meters, and the ji steadily changes. I hope that this piece provides a rewarding challenge for groups that take it on.
Scores, notes, and audio files to help learn this piece. (Kinzoku-GradyMayo-2015.pdf)
PDF Score: Kinzoku-GradyMayo-2015
Taiko Set Part: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6R4LEYGW8ao
Odaiko Part: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEYQuy6KlTA
Kinzoku is released under the “Creative Commons Share Alike” License. The composer encourages everyone to learn, practice, and perform the piece. If you would like to modify it, please give proper credit to the original composer and share the modified piece under the same license. For additional help/information concerning Kinzoku, or if you would like to share your alterations with the composer, please contact Grady Mayo directly.
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