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4-Mallet Technique Explained


In this video, Smith Mallets Artist and Eastern Illinois University Percussion Professor Jamie Ryan explains and demonstrates proper 4-mallet percussion technique. Topics include the grip, movements, and playing demonstrations.

1:20 Establish your grip
2:22 Start with mallet 1 and 4
3:56 4 Mallet Movements
5:46 Two Note Chord
7:28 Individual Rotation
10:44 Alternating Rotation
12:44 Double Lateral
14:12 4 Movements Review
14:36 Conclusion