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Mallet Noob

Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:02 am



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Re: Mallet Noob

Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:49 am



Scales!


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Thank you, Sir.

Anyone else?
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Re: Mallet Noob

Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:32 pm



It's just like playing snare. The technical skill will come from green scales and the like, while the chops will come from playing actual music, just because it's a hell of a lot more fun playing real music than exercises. The biggest thing is just playing, as much as possible.
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Can you suggest any simple solos or licks? I guess just as a goal or a way to measure progress to keep myself motivated.
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Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:02 pm



Snare Playa wrote:Can you suggest any simple solos or licks? I guess just as a goal or a way to measure progress to keep myself motivated.
Well, it's a bit harder to find mallet stuff to play for free, sadly.
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Re: Mallet Noob

Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:31 pm



Anything? Everything I can find is way over my head. Surely there's something I could play in a month or so. But I suppose that's not essential because the ultimate goal is just to play the pit music. <sigh>
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Re: Mallet Noob

Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:27 pm



Buy books like Mark Ford's Technique through Music or Nancy Zeltzman'd Four Mallet Marimba Studies (not sure that's the actual title). A god two mallet book is Masterpieces for Marimba, though the author escapes me on that one.
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Re: Mallet Noob

Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:34 pm



The Mark Ford book is amazing, but I think most people here learned mallets by just playing band music for a basis, and going from there.
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Re: Mallet Noob

Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:02 am



Also, any sort of clarinet, oboe, etc methods book is good to practice sightreading. imslp.org is a good site for free music.
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