Medium/Advanced Multipercussion Solo
by Chad Floyd
Instrumentation: Bongos, Congas (tumba and conga), Cajon (with snare mechanism)
Inspired by the "creative seating solution" composer Chad Floyd used when performing on hand drums in tight spaces, Chatterbox is aptly named and does a lot with a little. Utilizing a cajon, a set of bongos, and a set of congas, this medium-advanced solo is packed with a ton of musical interest. Just as the listener settles in with one tasty groove, an accent here or a melodic phrase there spins it off in an entirely different direction. Effectively and delightfully, this solo walks the line between what audiences expect from a concert solo and what they expect from a hand drum performance.