“Rock Mood” has been written with the beginner Band in mind. The arrangement focuses on rhythm and sectional playing.
This piece has quavers in pairs or, groups of four which always start on beats one or three. Pitch does not change on any pair but may change on the second pair of a group of four. Staccato and staccatissimo are both used in this composition. Please ensure that the difference is observed by the players and more importantly, play full value notes where no staccato or, staccatissimo is shown.
“Rock Mood” is a very sectional arrangement with tutti and soli sections. The soli sections may be played soli or if desired, as a solo. There are also cues to assist in flexibility for missing instruments and artistic freedom for the conductor.
Some alternate parts (see below) have been included to cater for the different methods and syllabus.