We created this guide to help students learn more about mallet percussion and help them develop their knowledge and musicality, thus establishing a solid foundation on which to build technical and musical skills. It is designed to act as an effective supplement to any classroom method book and includes exercises, scales and études.
The Yamaha Mallet Resource Guide is split into the following five sections:
1 – Music Fundamentals
An introduction to music fundamentals, including the treble clef, major scale, note values, dynamics, the circle of fifths and a glossary.
2 – Hand Warm-Ups
Basic exercises to get the student’s hands moving.
3 – Major Scales
All of the major scales are notated for easy reference.
4 – Scale Patterns
These exercises can be used to strengthen the student’s knowledge of the major scales.
5 – Études
These short études will help the student develop their musicality.
Stay tuned for videos and additional blog posts about how to incorporate the Yamaha Mallet Resource Guide into your practice sessions.