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“Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start.” – Sound of Music

Unfortunately, many of today’s beginning marimbists do not start here. This series will organize a huge amount of information about marimba pedagogy into a structured learning sequence. Dr. Gaines has spent four years researching hundreds of four-mallet marimba pieces to uncover what techniques and musical attributes were common at all levels. Her Performance Level System separates those broad labels into ten different categories of literature.

This video lesson series follows this highly researched sequence of four mallet technique. In each lesson, Dr. Gaines will discuss the fundamentals behind each new concept, demonstrate the techniques and provide an exercise that will apply the skill.

To get the most out of these lessons, we highly recommend that you purchase a copy of Julia’s book, “Sequential Studies for Four-Mallet Marimba: Level 1”. Ask for it at your favorite retail music store or order online from http://marimbalevels.com/

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