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204 Progressive Sight Reading Tunes By Roger Winslow. Published by Harold Gore Publishing.
Unison sight reading tunes in progressive difficulty order. The book covers notation, keys, internal study, phrasing, style, terms, and many other exercises to advance young students. These are original tunes by Roger Winslow.
Jim's newest series, which he considers his best yet! 15 etudes based on classic modal tunes, standards, and even a ballad. New is an appendix with style tips, a scale syllabus, and over 95 lines extracted from the etudes for improv study. CD includes a famous NY rhythm section. Soloists are Jim-Alto, Ted Nash- Tenor, Jim Rotondi- Trumpet, Steve Davis- Bone, Lew Tabackin- Flute, and others.
Modern School for Xylophone, Marimba and Vibe by Morris Goldenberg.
Instructional book for xylophone, marimba and vibraphone. 132 pages. Published by Hal Leonard.
This method features exercises and studies that cover the problems of technique in playing these instruments. Includes 30 progressive etudes, arrangements of violin concertos by Bach and Paganini for 'fixed-pitch' percussion, and orchestral excerpts from Ravel, Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Kabalevsky, Gershwin, Delibes, and others.
Contents: Alexander Nevsky composed by Serge Prokofieff, excerpt. Concerto In A Minor (Bach) composed by Johann Sebastian Bach, excerpt. Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 composed by Franz Liszt, excerpt. The Irish Washerwoman composed by Leo Sowerby, excerpt. Shepherds Hey composed by Percy Grainger, excerpt. Gayne Ballet Suite No. 1 composed by Aram Khatchaturian, excerpt. Violin Concerto composed by Niccolo Paganini, excerpt. Forest Murmurs - 'Siegfried' composed by Richard Wagner, excerpt. Siegfried's Rhine Journey composed by Richard Wagner, excerpt. Mother Goose Suite composed by Maurice Ravel, excerpt. Dance Of Camorrists composed by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, excerpt. Much Ado About Nothing composed by Erich Korngold, excerpt. Petrouchka composed by Igor Stravinsky, excerpt. Les Noces composed by Igor Stravinsky, excerpt. Scythian Suite composed by Serge Prokofieff, excerpt. Colas Breugnon (Kabalevsky) composed by Dmitri Kabalevsky, excerpt. Polka- Golden Age composed by Dmitri Shostakovich, excerpt. Symphony No. 5 composed by Dmitri Shostakovich, excerpt. Symphony No.6 composed by Dmitri Shostakovich, excerpt. Symphony No.7 composed by Dmitri Shostakovich, excerpt. Overture - Porgy & Bess composed by George Gershwin, excerpt. Tubby The Tuba composed by George Kleinsinger, excerpt. Pee-Wee The Piccolo composed by George Kleinsinger, excerpt. Prelude In G composed by Sylvan Levin, excerpt. Guaracha - Latin-American Symphony composed by Morton Gould, excerpt. Harvest composed by Morton Gould, excerpt. Drum Tune No.7 composed by Robert Russell Bennett, excerpt. Indian Bell Song From Lakme (Delibes) composed by Leo Delibes, excerpt. Spoon River composed by percy Grainger, excerpt. The Magic Flute Overture composed by Wolfgand Amadeus Mozart, excerpt.
Method Book Fundamental Method for Mallets: Book 1
By Mitchell Peters. 166 pages. Published by Alfred Publishing.
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!
Contents: About the AuthorPreface and AcknowledgmentsNotationMallet-Played Keyboard Percussion InstrumentsThe BarsSelection of MalletsPart I: Two-Mallet TechniqueThe Basic Two-Mallet GripPlaying PositionThe StrokeTechnique and ReadingBeginning Technique Exercises ReadingBasic Technique PatternsStickingThe RollReading Studies and Technical ExercisesPart II: Four-Mallet TechniqueFour-Mallet GripsMusser-Stevens GripBurton GripTraditional Cross-GripIdentification of MalletsDouble Vertical StrokesSingle Independent StrokesSingle Alternating StrokesStudies
Method Book Fundamental Method for Mallets: Book 2
By Mitchell Peters. 248 pages. Published by Alfred Publishing.
This comprehensive new 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!
Method Book Fundamental Solos for Mallets
By Mitchell Peters. Book. 24 pages. Published by Alfred Publishing.
These expertly written, early- to late-intermediate solos were written as a companion to Fundamental Method for Mallets, but can act as supplementary material to any method book. Each solo is suitable for contests or juries and features a challenging variety of musical styles and contexts.
2008 Texas All State 4-Mallet Keyboard Selection Page 24, Jeux Tempo: Quarter Note = 124 - 132 Play: Beginning to endMallet suggestions: This piece is well suited to mallets in the medium to medium-hard range.
By Karen Ervin Pershing. 32 pages. Published by Alfred Publishing.
Solo Expressions for the Beginning Percussionist is a sequential introduction of skills, techniques and knowledge through the performance of 40 solos for the percussionist. It begins at a novice level and gradually progresses through each solo to develop individual and ensemble skills. The play-along CD includes all solos and an introduction track for each that allows the player to experience the meter, volume, tempo and style before they begin to play.
Mallet Control for Xylophone
Mental and Manual Calisthenics for the Modern Mallet Player is a collection of 249 technique-building exercises and 34 special contemporary studies for the advanced player of mallet instruments.
Method Book 15 Bach Inventions In duet form: Especially arranged and transcribed for all mallet instruments.
This method provides material for beginning students to progress according to their abilities and continues to motivate and sustain interest with the highest quality music.
Method Book Masterpieces for Marimba arranged by Thomas McMillan. Collection for marimba. 32 pages. Published by Alfred Publishing.
A collection of pieces from the Baroque music period arranged for marimba solo.
Contents: Sonatina C Major, composed by ClementiSonatina D Major, composed by TelemannSonatina G Major, composed by TelemannSonatina F Major, composed by TelemannSonatina A Major, composed by TelemannThema Con Variazioni A Major, composed by MozartSonata F Major, composed by HandelSonata D Major, composed by HandelSonata E Major, composed by HandelSonata F Major, composed by CorelliSonata A Major, composed by HandelSonata D Major, composed by HandelSonata E Major, composed by HandelSonata G Minor, composed by BachSonata C Major, composed by Bach Sonata E Major, composed by BachSonata E Minor, composed by Bach Sonata G Minor, composed by Bach
This First Book of Practical Studies is designed to develop chord consciousness and to provide additional experience in the fundamental rhythms, key signatures and articulations and to improve accuracy in reading through the use of interesting and melodic studies. This book is very useful for sight reading exercises for the keyboard. It may be used either to supplement or to follow any beginning method book.
First year pieces for Marimba, Xylophone, or Vibes arranged for two, three, and four mallets
Method Book Simple Steps to Keyboard Percussion
By Anthony J. Cirone. 48 pages. Published by Alfred Publishing.
For the beginning percussionist, expert instruction in the rudiments of the keyboard percussion instruments. Detail-oriented, teaching the specific skills for the instrument.
Bach's Cello Suites are widely acknowledged as some of he best music written for solo instruments. As a result, these suites have been arranged for a variety of other instruments. These Cello Suites are great exercises to play on marimba!
Method Book For Four by Josh Gottry
7 Original Solos for Developing 4-Mallet Marimba Technique
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 specific patterns found in the piece). You will find that For Four really fills a gap in the early 4-mallet marimba literature.
Stroke Types Used in Each Solo-
Double Dip: Double Vertical Triple Vision: Single Alternating and Single Independent A Little Mixer: Single Alternating and Single Independent Feeling One: Double Vertical, Single Independent, & Double Lateral Chorale Without Time: Double Vertical and/or Double Lateral sequenced rolls Groove: All 4 Stroke Types Bac-a-tu Ba: All 4 Stroke Types
Notes from the composer:This book of twenty etudes is designed for a comprehensive keyboard percussion pedagogy program. Each etude is written on a grand staff and can be performed on a 4.3-octave marimba. The goals of the book are:
Originally three different books, Step to Step: Collected Solos for the Developing Percussionist is a combination of Jon Metzger's Five Easy Pieces for Two-Mallet Marimba, Five Pieces for Timpani, and Five Pieces for Vibraphone. This book was written to help 3rd or 4th year percussionists work on multiple aspects of percussion that can easily get overlooked later in the learning process. Jon Metzer's writing style invokes a little jazz, a little modality, and a lot of fun. The sheet music gives the student an idea of what notes are going to show up in the piece. Instruments you will need:
A collection of nine easy to intermediate marimba etudes, Suite Pepper would work well for any student just learning how to hold four mallets. Each etude, cleverly named after a pepper from different parts of the world, focuses on one stroke type - double verticals, single independents, single alternatings, double laterals, triple laterals, and one-handed rolls. The etudes also focus on particular intervals, so the student can spend time developing muscle memory. All of these etudes are nice on the ears and will entertain the student, which will in turn make them want to practice - a win for everybody!Along with a sample of the sheet musicFrom the composer: Suite Pepper is dedicated to Lisa Rogers and my dear friend, Mike Perez. Over a decade ago, Perez suggested I write a series of marimba solos for students that would be accessible to the ear and enjoyable to play. Inspired by that charge and by my study of marimba pedagogy with Lisa Rogers, I decided to compose this collection. It is meant to serve as a musical companion to an article that I wrote on four-mallet marimba pedagogy for School Band and Orchestra magazine (November 2007). Although a number of good student works for four-mallet marimba have been written in recent years, these pieces are unique in that they address only one motion, or stroke type at a time. As a percussion educator, I felt the need for a collection of this nature to enhance my students’ technical advancement in an enjoyable and musical way. The range required for the performance of these pieces is only that of a 4-octave marimba, which allows most every student percussionist with access to a marimba the opportunity to play them.While composing the pieces for this book, I read an article in the Smithsonian about various peppers from around the world. Since a couple of the solos I had already written for this collection were 'south of the borde'’ in style, I thought it might be fun to name each piece after a particular type of pepper. Thus, the idea for Suite Pepper was planted. Many peppers grow well in Latin America, so some of these pieces are infused with a Latin American flavor. 'Scotch Bonnet' is a somber chorale that invokes a European tradition, although the actual pepper grows in the Caribbean. The naga jolokia pepper is from India, thus, 'Naga Jolokia' utilizes a drone and odd time signatures. The final solo is based on a ground bass motif so I couldn’t resist 'Ground Pepper.'
Intermediate Masterworks for Marimba Vol 1Contents: Robert Aldridge: The Zebra - Carla Bley: Over There - Ed Haddad: Have You Met Lydia? - Anders Hillborg: Two Pieces for Solo Marimba - Darren Robert Jones: Two Little Movements - Gaetano Lorandi: Rifflesi di Raggi Lunari - Steve Mackey: Beast - Osnat Netzer: Taksim - Gunther Schuller: Three Small Adventures - Paul Simon: Amulet - Alvina Tan: Dansons? - Derek Tywoniuk: For Dean Primmer
Intermediate Masterworks Vol 2 Contents: Louis Andriessen: Mouse Running - Jude Carlton: Tune for Nep - Chen Yi: Jing Marimba - Fred Hersch: Chorinho Picante - Betsy Jolas: Morning Thoughts - Lyle Mays: Mindwalk - Kaori Okatani: Three Colors for Marimba Solo - J.K. Randall: Through Lapland - James Rolfe: Sticky - Steven Stucky: Dust Devil - Chinary Ung: Cinnabar Heart - Errollyn Wallen: Remember, Marimba
Relatively unknown in the United States, Yvonne Desportes's 20 Petites Pieces en Forme d'Etudes (20 Small Pieces in the Form of Studies) is a collection of deceptively challenging little works for the xylophone or marimba that could easily be used as an alternative to the Bailey for two-mallet development. They require much more musicality than nearly anything else written for the xylophone.
This series is available in two volumes and includes works by prominent composers such as Debussy, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky and Wagner. It includes original and transposed versions of works, which extend out of the standard range. A must-have resource for the aspiring orchestral percussionist!
This series of music, presented in two volumes, makes available some of the most sought after and prominent parts written for the xylophone. While emphasizing proper hand positioning, stroke technique and mallet, this volume offers many other helpful practice techniques for students and professionals preparing for an audition. A must-have resource for the aspiring orchestral percussionist!
Introduction to Jazz Vibes by Gary Burton
Four Mallet Studies by Gary Burton