Mallet Instrument Method Books

Del Sole-From Drops to a Storm (Marimba)

From Drops to a Storm: 10 Progressive Solos for Marimba by Stefano Del Sole. This book is designed to provide beginner, intermediate, and advanced students with a chance to pr... 

Melikhov-Orchestral Excerpts and Exercises (Volume 2)

In this, the second volume of Ilia Melikhov's two volume set of orchestral excerpts, percussionists find useful exercises, as well as xylophone and glockenspiel parts for many... 

Davila-Inspirations 4 Mallets

Inspirations 4 Mallets by Julie Davila is an ear-pleasing collection of 9 solos for marimba & vibraphone. One selection (Boundless) works as a marimba/vibraphone duet but c... 

Bunting-Studies in Rosewood

Justin Bunting's Studies in Rosewood is a collection of 10 intermediate 4 mallet marimba solos, each with commentary focusing on technique, musicianship and analysis. In addit... 

Smith-Masters of the Vibes

Masters of the Vibes is a celebration of the vibraphone and the artists who play it on the highest level. Musician/author Anthony Smith leads readers on an entertaining, infor... 

Yaus-40 Rhythmical Studies (Bells)

These 40 Rhythmical Studies in unison for band are based entirely on division of measure, with easy key signatures. They are filled with practical rhythms, in a style that mak... 

Various-First 50 Songs You Should Play on Vibraphone

If you've been learning vibes for a little while, you are probably eager to put your new skills to work and learn some familiar songs. First 50 Songs You Should Play on Vibrap... 

Steinquest-Marimba For Four

Marimba For Four by David Steinquest is a concise method for learning four mallet technique on marimba. Covering the Musser/Stevens grip and including strokes, exercise... 

Roulet-Intermediate Studies for Developing Artists on Keyboard Percussion

This collection of exercises, melodies, and excerpts is designed to inspire the intermediate two-mallet player with music that is both musically expressive and technically cha... 

Various-First 50 Songs You Should Play on the Bells/ Glockenspiel, The

If you've been taking glockenspiel lessons for a while, you're probably eager to learn some familiar songs. The First 50 Songs You Should Play on the Bells/Glockenspiel includ... 

Parks/Ratliff-Blue Book vol. 3

In yet another extraordinary collection, James Campbell and his cohorts from the University of Kentucky present The Blue Book - Volume 3! Over forty composers (including Mr... 

Kennedy-Sixty Second Solos for Snare Drum, Timpani and Mallet Instruments

Sixty Second Solos by Sean J. Kennedy, is an exciting introduction to solo percussion performance. Each solo contains detailed performance notes, addressing instrument-specifi... 

Various-First 50 Songs You Should Play on Marimba

If you've been taking marimba lessons for a while, you're probably eager to learn some familiar songs. This book includes a wide variety of favorite songs, from pop hits an... 

Peters, K.-Soundscapes (original edition)

Soundscapes: Concert Etudes for Marimba contains 18 etudes designed to help marimba players build technique, musicality, and reading skills. Each etude focuses on both the ... 

Stensgaard-Advanced Marimba Techniques

The 2020 Coronavirus COVID-19 shut down gave me time to finish this book about advanced 4 mallet marimba techniques for the advanced marimba player. The idea is to build on... 

Jackson - Unfinished Dream Op. 64-M

Unfinished Dream was composed for the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. "Lift Every Voice and Sing" is used in the piece in unique ways as ... 

Various-First 50 Songs You Should Play on Xylophone

First 50 Songs You Should Play on Xylophone is a must-have collection of well-known songs, from pop hits and movie themes to jazz tunes and classical melodies, all expertly ar... 

Stevens-Method of Movement (Spanish Edition)

Method of Movement for Marimba by Leigh Howard Stevens (with 590 exercises) is the most detailed text ever written on the subject of four mallet playing. Contains 15 chapters ... 

Gottry-Two Steps Forward

Two Steps Forward by Josh Gottry is a method book that provides a logical and systematic approach to aid beginning keyboard percussionists in developing strong reading skills.... 

Woud-Xylo-Fun

Nick Woud's book Xylo-Fun includes 25 pieces for xylophone, glockenspiel and vibraphone.