EXTENDED CROSS GRIP LESSON SERIES WITH
In our exclusive lesson series, world renowned composer and performer Ney Rosauro demonstrates the grip that he uses on both Marimba and Vibraphone. Developed during an extensive performing career, Ney’s “Extended Cross Grip” combines the advantages of the Burton grip (power, speed and ease of learning) with the Musser/Stevens grip (independence, flexibility and wide interval range). In addition, the Extended Cross Grip applies instantly to all keyboard and multi-percussion instruments, making it the most effective way to play with four mallets.
A native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Ney has developed a successful international career as a percussionist, composer and pedagogue. He is an immensely popular composer of percussion concerti with an average of 150 performances each year by distinguished orchestras and wind ensembles worldwide. His numerous compositions and method books have become standards in the percussion repertoire and his CDs have been hailed by critics, percussionists and general music-lovers alike.
As soloist and pedagogue he has presented courses, solo concerts and performances with orchestras in around the world.
ABOUT NEY ROSAURO:
Ney Rosauro is recognized as one of the most original and dynamic symphonic percussionists and composers today. A native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Ney has developed a successful international career as a percussionist, composer and pedagogue.
With his unique style of writing which combines charming melodies with catchy rhythms, he utilizes the rich elements of Brazilian folklore to create stylized compositions that are full of life and fantasy, and have been enchanting audiences all over the world.
His more than 100 compositions and method books have become standard in the percussion repertoire, and his Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra is the most popular percussion concerto of all time and has been performed over 2,500 times by distinguished orchestras worldwide. His 9 CDs have been hailed by critics, percussionists and general music-lovers alike.
As soloist and pedagogue he has done courses, solo concerts and performances with orchestras in Brazil, Cuba, México, Argentina, Venezuela, Uruguay, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Chile, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Switzerland, Austria, Luxemburg, Poland, Belgium, Croatia, Lithuania, Finland, Sweden, England, Scotland, Denmark, Holland, Germany, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, China, Costa Rica, Korea, Slovenia, Japan, Greece and USA.
From 1987 until 2000 he directed the Percussion Department at the Federal University of Santa Maria, RS in Brazil. From 2000 until 2009 he was director of Percussion Studies at the University of Miami, FL in USA. Currently he is a freelance artist and composer.
Dr. Rosauro is a Yamaha, Sabian and Contemporanea artist and plays exclusively with N.R. mallets and sticks by Vic Firth.