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How do I play six mallets?
Sorry, Im the wrong guy to ask about that. Ive tried it, and - much like traditional grip - I just cant get a handle on it (literally and figuratively). That doesnt mean that its not a worthwhile pursuit, its just that Im 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 - Id suggest contacting them if you want to pursue this technique.