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“How do I play six mallets?”

Sorry, I’m the wrong guy to ask about that. I’ve tried it, and - much like traditional grip - I just can’t get a handle on it (literally and figuratively). That doesn’t mean that it’s not a worthwhile pursuit, it’s just that I’m just not knowledgeable enough to talk about this technique. There are marimbists who do make extensive use of this technique, like Dean Gronemeier (at UNLV) and Wim Lasoen - I’d suggest contacting them if you want to pursue this technique.

- JW