Marimba: Technique Through Music
marimba etude book
Composer: Mark Ford
Publisher: Innovative Percussion, Inc.
Instrumentation: Marimba (low A). 1 etude requires 5 octave
Marimba: Technique Through Music! Author Mark Ford discusses specific marimba stroke techniques, practice tips and performs each of the book's 16 etudes in the video library below. Designed to help the intermediate four-mallet marimbist, this video is a unique educational resource that delivers more than just exercises and etudes. Students can watch detailed explanations of marimba technique to develop their own performing skills. Students have the best chance for building technique and musicality by working on short selections in a variety of different musical styles. This text 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 introduction to a specific stroke followed by graduated etudes that utilize that stroke. In this manner, the student will become confident with these basic strokes and their application to musical expression on the marimba.