Fundamental Method for Mallets, Book 1

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Mitchell Peters

General Info

Year: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

Cost: $29.99

Pages: 166



The method contains an abundance of essential exercises and etudes for both 2- and 4-mallet technique in two convenient volumes! Covers the grip, stroke, playing position, reading and technical studies, and more! The comb binding creates a lay-flat book that is perfect for study and performance. [1]


Part I: Two-Mallet Technique

  • The Basic Two-Mallet Grip
  • Playing Position
  • The Stroke
  • Technique and Reading
  • Beginning Technique Exercises
  • Reading
  • Basic Technique Patterns
  • Sticking
  • The Roll
  • Reading Studies and Technical Exercises

Part II: Four-Mallet Technique


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