Beating Heart of Boomtown
Feature – Advanced Intermediate. 88 bars. Performance time 2 minutes 30 seconds.
Beating Heart of Boomtown is an “In the Lot” style groove based feature. A powerful theme is revisited between section solos that include displaced phrases poking out in gaps to create unpredictable and exciting syncopation. Whilst there is heavy use of single and double paradiddles, paradiddle-diddles and single and double stroke rolls, a conscious decision was made not to introduce diddles and flams. Combinations of wrists, rebound and arm extensions (as well as quick movement around the Tenors and between Bass players) will challenge the player's fine detail and fluency.