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Marimba - It's Not Just a Ringtone On Your Phone! Four-Mallet Technique from the Very Beginning

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  • Now that everyone knows the sound of a marimba from the ever-popular iPhone ring tone options, let's see if we can get them playing it correctly right from the start. Often-overlooked, four-mallet technique tends to be a by-product of necessity rather than solid pedagogical instruction. This clinic will focus on those skills required to play beginning and intermediate literature offering sound, step-by-step instructions and exercises for four-mallet marimba performance.
  • Julia Gaines (gainesju@missouri.edu)
  • 12/19/2013 01:30 PM - N/A
  • W185
  • Dr. Julia Gaines is an Associate Professor and Director of Percussion Studies at the University of Missouri. She received her DMA from the University of Oklahoma, her MM as well as a Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, and her BM from the Lawrence Conservatory of Music. She gave her solo debut in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in March of 2007. She has performed in the percussion sections of the Missouri Chamber Orchestra and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. She also has a history in drum corps culminating as a member of the 1989 Santa Clara Vanguard front ensemble. Dr. Gaines recently published her first book, Sequential Studies for Four-Mallet Marimba – Level 1. A member of the Percussive Arts Society (PAS) for twenty+ years, she currently serves on their Board of Directors and is an Associate Editor for Percussive Notes with the primary responsibility of Review Editor. Dr. Gaines is an educational endorser for Vic Firth, Pearl/Adams, Sabian, and Evans.
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