New and Improved! Reading Mallet Percussion Music for Four-Octave Marimba by Rebecca Kite has now been expanded and includes a CD with .mp3 play-along tracks!
Used and endorsed by numerous college percussion programs, Reading Mallet Percussion Music by Rebecca Kite provides a solid foundation in the scales, arpeggio, and melodic patterns necessary to get up to speed quickly. There is a special emphasis on developing speed reading techniques that gives each learner a fast track to reading fluency. Each part contains original music by Rebecca Kite, written for her students over the years to assist them in reading music. Of helpful significance are the illustrations of the marimba keyboard with either a note or scale darkened so the student can identify them on the marimba they are playing. The music, all of which is for a four-octave marimba, is clearly written with large noteheads, which will help the beginner in learning to read. Reading Mallet Percussion Music is an excellent book, well-written and organized for easy comprehension.