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Four-Mallet Daily Warm-Up


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Marimba

T. Adam Blackstock

1) "8 on a Mallet" - Single Independent (Inside and Outside)

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2) "Scalar Passages" - Single Independent (Inside and Outside)

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Double Vertical 65                              70                                               R                                                            L *Ext. to 10th                                                    75 R                                                    79 L                                      83 4) "Scalar Intervals" .Double Vertical R                                                                   87           92                                                       L           97                   .2  3) "Jumping Intervals" .

Triple Laterals (inside) 6 107 6 6 6                                               3 4 3 2 1 2 etc.3                   100 103 5) "Chromatic Fifths" . 7) "Chromatic Fifths" ...Triple Laterals (outside) 6 109 6 6 6                                               4 3 4 1 111 2 1 etc.Double Laterals (inside)                                   3 4 2 1 etc....                                    6) "Chromatic Fifths" . 117         123      129       *Var. 1                         2 1 etc.Single Alternating Strokes        4 3 etc... 6 6 6 6 9) "Diatonic Alts" ..Double Laterals (outside)    4 3   1 105 2   etc.        .. 6 6 6 6 8) "Chromatic Fifths" ..

2        3 4 etc.                                    159        165 10) "Chromatic Alts" ...4               135 141 *Var.. 3 1 2 etc..Single Alternating Strokes 171                                                  177                                                  183                                                  189                                  193                   *3 more variations on "Chromatic Alts. 147         153                                           *Var." as with the diatonic exercises        .

.               199                                                    2 etc. but speed is not the objective... The player should explore larger/smaller intervals as he/she becomes more comfortable. Regardless. 196 5 11) "Independent Roll Progression" . * All interval exercises are not limited to those given. others may use this to develop their own (recommended). exactly as it is written. especially with the lateral exercises. . * Choose an exercise routine and stick with it..Single Alternating Strokes 3 3 5 5 6 6 7 7                               4 3 etc. You may use this warm-up. 3 3 5 202                            1              5                       6 6 7 7 TIPS: * Practice Slowly! You may progressively get faster. a repeated-daily routine will produce results.