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Essential Mallet Exercises

Traditional Arr. Coon


A Double Verticals

Marimba
L B B B B B B B L B B B B B B B R B B B B B B B


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R B B B B B B B R L R L R L R L R L R L R L R L R B B B B B B B

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R B B B B B B B B B B B R B B B B B B B R B B B B

B Green Scales
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C Arpeggios


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l r l r l r l r l r l r l r l r r l r l r l r l r l r l r l r l l
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D Muscle Memory

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R L R L R L
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L R L R L R L
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3 3 3 L R L R L R L

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At F;
Play as double vertical 8th notes in 4/4 Example permutations:
Play as double vertical 8th notes in 7/8 As 8ths/16ths As Sextuplets/8th notes in 6/8 time
Play as 8th/16th note permutations 1) 1243 or 4312 5) 123432
Always End On a Block Chord
2) 2134 or 3421 6) 212343
3) 1234 or 3412 7) 121434
4) 4321 or 2143 8) Challenge yourself!