Malletjazz.com - Lesson Pages FAQ Pages
by James Walker
(Please note that the opinions expressed here are those of James Walker, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of any of the other musicians at malletjazz.com.)
Whats the difference between a xylophone, a vibraphone, and a marimba?
What are the best mallets to use?
Should I use rattan- or birch-handle mallets?
Should I play four mallets or two mallets?
Which four-mallet grip is the best four-mallet grip?
The Stevens grip is for marimba and the Burton grip is for vibraphone, right? My teacher had me learn Stevens grip for my marimba lessons, and now that were doing a vibes piece, hes making me learn the Burton grip.
How do I play six mallets?
What books do you recommend for vibraphone and marimba studies?
Who are the best (jazz) vibraphonists to listen to? What recordings do you recommend?
I just bought a mallet synth - what module has the best vibraphone and marimba sounds?
Should I use pickups or microphones to amplify my vibraphone?
What does YMMV mean?
I want to major in percussion when I go to college - where should I go to school?
Where can I find a good - and inexpensive - vibraphone?
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