Fundamental Method for Mallets, Book 2

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Mitchell Peters

General Info

Year: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

Cost: Book Cost - $32.99

Page Count: 248

ISBN: 978-0-7390-2050-0


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 III: Two-Mallet Technique Continued

  • Basic Technique Patterns
  • Technical Exercises and Reading Studies

PART IV: Four-Mallet Technique Continued

  • Technical Exercises
  • Double Vertical Strokes
  • Double Vertical Strokes / Single-Handed Exercises
  • Single Independent Strokes / Single-Handed Exercises
  • Single Alternating Strokes / Single-Handed Exercises

Rolling with Four Mallets

  • The Double Vertical Roll
  • The Musser Roll
  • Double Lateral Roll
  • One-Handed Roll
  • The Mandolin Roll
  • Combined Strokes
  • Etudes


  • Striking the Bar
  • Stance
  • The Damper Pedal
  • Mallet Dampening
  • Dampening Notation / Exercises
  • Hand Dampening
  • The Motor
  • Sticking
  • Rolling



Additional Study Materials

Works for Percussion by this Author

Snare Drum

Elementary Snare Drum Studies
Intermediate Snare Drum Studies
Advanced Snare Drum Studies
Developing Dexterity for Snare Drum
Rudimental Primer: for the Snare Drummer


Fundamental Method for Mallets, Book 1
Fundamental Method for Mallets, Book 2
Fundamental Solos for Mallets


Fundamental Method for Timpani
Fundamental Solos for Timpani
Intermediate Timpani Studies

Additional Resources