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Fundamental Method for Mallets, Book 1

By Mitchell Peters

Mallet Percussion
Composed by Mitchell Peters. Artist/Personality; Method/Instruction; Percussion - Mallet Instrument Method. Book. 166 pages.

Item Number: AP.11806

ISBN 0739017020.

This comprehensive method by Mitchell Peters (principal percussionist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic) helps percussionists at any level develop solid skills. 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.

  • About the Author 
  • Preface and Acknowledgments 
  • Notation 
  • Mallet-Played Keyboard Percussion Instruments 
  • The Bars 
  • Selection of Mallets 
  • 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 
  • Four-Mallet Grips 
  • Musser-Stevens Grip 
  • Burton Grip 
  • Traditional Cross-Grip 
  • Identification of Mallets 
  • Double Vertical Strokes 
  • Single Independent Strokes 
  • Single Alternating Strokes 
  • Studies 
  • Ratings + Reviews

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  • December 04, 2007 Learn How To Play Mallets

    this book is really a great guide. it starts you off really easy and then gets increasingly harder every page, starting with two mallets and ending up playing songs with four mallets and learning different tecniques. This guy really explains how to use the different tecniques and does a variety...

    of exercises to get you playing really well with the new tecnique. Really good for a beginner or an intermediate player, and maybe even an advanced player wanting to work on tecnique. Great starter book.

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