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Keyboard Percussion

The mallet curriculum helps the student develop all the various techniques needed for xylophone, marimba, vibraphone, and bells.

Beginner:

  • Proper Hand technique and sound development
  • Basic reading with two mallets
  • Major and Minor Scales (one octave)
  • Major and Minor Arpeggios (one octave)
  • Development of Rolls
  • Basic Theory and Harmony
  • Develop time-keeping skills by playing with a metronome or click track

Intermediate:

  • Intermediate reading and solos with 2 mallets
  • All scales (two octaves)
  • Arpeggios (two octaves)
  • Introduction to four mallet technique
  • Intermediate theory and harmony
  • Orchestral repertoire and interpretation
  • Continue developing time- keeping skills by playing with a metronome or click track

Advanced:

  • Advanced Reading and Solos
  • Continued studies of four mallet techniques
  • Orchestra Repertoire and interpretation
  • Advanced theory and harmony
  • Enhance time keeping skills by playing with a metronome or click track

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COVID-19 UPDATE

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Baltimore School for Drumming is temporarily doing all lessons online.

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