VIC FIRTH PRESENTS
PERCUSSION 101:
WOOD BLOCKS

The Percussion 101 series of video lessons will provide students and instructors alike with a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental techniques for the most common percussion instruments. From instrument setup to maintenance to performance techniques, Vic Firth's PERCUSSION 101 will cover the essential skills necessary for today's all-around percussionist.

The curriculum for this series was compiled by members of Vic Firth's Collegiate Educator Program which includes some of the most influential university instructors in the country. Presented by percussionist David Skidmore in a relaxed, approachable atmosphere, this series is sure to become the most widely referenced video guide for percussion education!

   

To learn the essential fundamentals for wood block & temple block playing techniques,
first take some time to watch the following video.
After you've finished, test your knowledge with our online quiz!

 

TEACHERS: The online test is the perfect way to use Vic Firth's PERCUSSION 101 in your classroom!
CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE
and get ideas for how to implement this valuable resource in YOUR curriculum!


TAKE THE WOOD BLOCK QUIZ TO TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Each computer station has ONE OPPORTUNITY to take this test and receive a CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT
(you may take the test as often as you like – but no certificate will be offered on subsequent attempts). We recommend that if you
taking this test for a grade, YOU USE THE STUDY GUIDE as you watch the video BEFORE ATTEMPTING THE TEST!



MALLET SELECTION GUIDE:

The Orchestral® Series mallets offer a wide range of sounds and tonal colors on the blocks – and work as well on xylophone and bells.

Orchestral Series Keyboard
Soft plastic for warm sound. Also great on marimba.
Head = 1 1/4" | L = 14 3/8"
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Orchestral Series Keyboard
Medium rubber. Dark sound with clarity.
Head = 1 1/8" | L = 14 1/4"
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Orchestral Series Keyboard
Medium nylon makes this a full sounding general bell mallet.
Head = 1 1/8" | L = 14 1/4"
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JUMP TO ANOTHER PERCUSSION 101 VIDEO LESSON SERIES:
Concert Bass Drum Tambourine
Crash Cymbals Suspended Cymbal
Gong / Tam-Tam Triangle
Keyboard Percussion Instruments Wood Blocks / Temple Blocks
Concert Snare Drum Marching Percussion
Timpani Drumset

 



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