Mallet Ensembles Vol. 2 - 15 Min.; 3 Titel für Mallet-Quartett: Don't stop the groove!, Tellus, Ride the Wind; mittelschwer;
Glockenspiel, 2 Vibraphone, 1 Marimbas, Percussion/Drum Set, Bass
As many kids, I started to play drums and later in the teens I got in contact with the melodic percussion… and I was stucked! With the songs in Mallet Ensembles I have an attempt to awaken a young drummers curiosity for marimba and vibrphone. Therefore I use repeated technical patterns in the chord parts, quite easy to learn, but a little bit tricky and fun for a drummer to play.
These three songs are orchestrated for a couple of mallet instruments – to get a rich and ”fat sound”, please double each part on both marimba and vibraphone in several octaves. The glockenspiel part is grade as easy, melody part is a little bit harder and chord parts intermediate.