Instrumentation: Marimba (4.3-octave)
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
1. to improve reading skills using a grand staff.
2. to provide short musical pieces for learning basic musical concepts.
3. to address techniques that must be mastered by any keyboard percussion player.
Target tempos for performance are provided with each etude. These are simply goals for the student, and most of the etudes will require much slower practice in the beginning. Stickings have not been included, but the student is encouraged to develop stickings that facilitate a smooth, flowing technique and the correct articulation.
The pieces are in a general progressive order but may be learned in any order that works best for the student.
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