Skip to product information
1 of 1

Tapspace Publications

June Bug

Item nr.: TSPCS21-014

June Bug

Regular price €14,50 EUR
Regular price Sale price €14,50 EUR
Sale Sold out
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

Andrew Smit

Med-Easy Early 4-Mallet Solo

Andrew Smit wrote June Bug in anticipation of the birth of his daughter, with the title referring to a June birth date. He intends for the piece to “commemorate the start of her learning how to do everything.” So, much of the musical inspiration is derived from nursery songs; the main rhythmic motif is meant to mimic the baby babble of “dada” or “mama.” The piece is very simple, with a straightforward melody and repeating ostinato. Only two techniques are used throughout: double vertical strokes and single independent strokes. Basic interval changes are also explored, ranging from 4ths to 6ths. It’s an ideal etude for percussionists who are early in their four-mallet development! June Bug ships as a printed, professionally bound folio with a full-color cover.

View full details