A Fresh Approach to Technique & Musicianship with Four Mallets

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David Skidmore

General Info

Subtitle: 24 Progressive Solos for Marimba
Year: 2018
Publisher: Mark Wessels Publications
Number of Pages: 123
ISBN: 978-0-9714-7840-4
Cost: $29.95


David Skidmore introduces each of the fundamental 4-mallet skills step-by-step- in 24 progressive lessons. Exercises in each lesson provide not only technical training, but also teach valuable musical phrasing concepts. Each lesson culminates with a short solo that develops the techniques and phrasing concepts from the lesson into a musically meaningful piece. Individual solos or combinations of solos from the book are perfect for performing on recitals, solo contests or highs school and college auditions.


Holding 4 Mallets: Stevens Grip (Modified Musser Grip), Burton Grip, Traditional Grip
Stroke Types: Descriptions of All Major 4-Mallet Strokes
24 Lessons
24 Etudes

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