Mallet Technique

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Vic Firth

General Info

Subtitle: 38 Studies for Xylophone, Marimba and Vibraphone
Year: 1963
Edition: 1st Edition
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Cost: $16.99
ISBN: 978-0-8258-3528-5
Number of Pages: 48


Mallet Technique develops precisely one thing, technique. It is designed to assist the beginner by familiarizing the mallet keyboard with the intermediate player by further developing speed and control. In addition, the advanced or professional player by maintaining and solidifying present technique while further developing sound, touch, endurance, and speed. The studies in this book employ major, minor, diminished, and augmented triads (all keys), as well as dominant seventh and diminished seventh chords to apply a study of theory as well.


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Additional Study Materials

Works for Percussion by this Author

Percussion Technique

Mallet Technique
Percussion Symposium: Manual Defining and Illustrating the Complete Percussion Section.
The Solo Timpanist (26 etudes).
RotoTom Technique

Percussion Series

Vic Firth/Sandy Feldstein Percussion Series - Accessory Percussion
Vic Firth/Sandy Feldstein Percussion Series - Keyboard Percussion
Vic Firth/Sandy Feldstein Percussion Series - Snare Drum
Vic Firth/Sandy Feldstein Percussion Series - Timpani

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