VIC FIRTH PRESENTS:
PERCUSSION 101: MARIMBA
   — Video 9: Instrument Characteristics and Mallet Selection



MALLET SELECTION GUIDE:

The following is a selection of mallets that will provide the student will an expanded variety of sounds on the marimba:

Virtuoso Series Keyboard
Medium. The most versatile mallet of the series. An all-purpose marimba mallet.
L = 17"
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Ensemble Series Keyboard
Medium soft. Produces a warm‚ full-bodied sound with excellent clarity for the lower two-thirds register.
L = 15 3/4" | Latex thickness = 1/8"
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Virtuoso Series Keyboard
Soft. Creates a beautiful singing sound in the low register.
L = 17"
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Virtuoso Series Keyboard
Hard. Designed for repertoire that requires superb articulation.
L = 17"
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Stick Bag
Holds 24 pairs of sticks and mallets and contains two small accessory pockets. Four outside pockets include one large enough for sheet music. Also features detachable‚ padded shoulder straps and elastic fasteners with retractable clips for secure suspension from the floor tom. Water resistant leather-like vinyl with double stitching throughout. A heavy duty zipper holds it all together!
H = 19" | W (when open) = 23"
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