A contemporary collection of short solos designed to further the technical and musical skills of the beginning percussionist. Titles include: Festival Dance; Caribbean Cruise; British Grenadiers; New
Here is Edvard Grieg's haunting and lovely piece skillfully set for keyboard percussion. It was originally part of his Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, and, as a demonstration of its popularity, has been
Inspired by the classical guitar and lute, this set of over 50 beginning, intermediate and advanced level four-mallet pieces is suitable for recitals, juries, and sight-reading. The progressive pieces
Intermediate-level solo pieces for developing mallet players.
Here is a two-mallet, unaccompanied solo for marimba. It is constructed entirely of rolled open harmonies allowing the player to be creative with the dynamics. Terrific for a first
A much-needed resource of seven single-page etudes for the beginning 4-mallet player. By isolating stroke types and focusing on aspects of shifting and interval change, this collection makes developing
Accessible by marimba students in their first year of four-mallet study, Colors features rolled block chords moving with a series of ear-pleasing harmonies, satisfying resolutions, and
The Devil, Daniel and Duane is a short, enjoyable solo for first-year keyboard percussionists. It is in a minor key and a bubbly six meter giving it a spooky, mischievous quality. Fun!
This work by Bela Bartok is arranged here as a two mallet keyboard percussion solo with piano accompaniment. It has a simple, charming melody with a Hungarian flair.
For each solo in this wonderful collection there is a full page of exercises meant for technical development, concentrating on the strokes being used in the piece, and piece preparation, concentrating on
This four-mallet method by Juan Alamo centers around of series of etudes and beginning to intermediate solos. Applicable exercises accompany each solo, making this single publication usable as a
Here is a collection of five authentic ragtime solos set for xylophone. All five solos can be played with piano accompaniment, four-part marimba ensemble, or both! All accompanying parts are
January March is a cleverly crafted, fun solo for unaccompanied two-mallet marimba. The A section is bright with the melody being played by one hand, and pedal eighth notes by the other. The middle
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This is a melodious and rhythmic unaccompanied two-mallet vibraphone solo with simple rhythms and sparse pedaling. Excellent for someone new to the instrument!
Marimba: Technique Through Music guides the student through several etudes that focus on different musical applications of one specific technique. Each section of the book begins with a brief
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