The Shark Shuffle was written for my 4th Grade Band at the time. The title is based on their school district's team name, the Sharks. After many successful performances of the piece, a friend who teaches beginner orchestra asked me if I could adapt it for an orchestra setting.This work uses very basic musical vocabulary- whole notes, half notes, and quarter notes for rhythms and only the first five notes of the D Major scale. Adding percussion makes this piece even more fun for the musicians and their audience.
Percussion 1: Snare Drum, Bass Drum
Percussion 2: Cymbal w/ a stick, Tambourine