Essentials for the Advancing Bells (Mallet Perc) Player
Below is a list of recommended etude/technical books for the bells (mallet percussion) — some of the “Essentials for the Advancing Bells (Mallet Percussion) Player.” They include many tried and true studies in sound production, technique, articulation, musicianship, etc. All of the literature/books itemized here can be purchased from Art’s Music Shop.
Also included here are some famous bells (mallet percussion) artists with a corresponding recording that you may listen to. You can find many other recordings by these artists and more on YouTube, including master classes.
Just for fun, at the bottom, we’ve added some names of notable celebrities that have played the bells (mallet percussion).
Bells (Mallet Percussion) Literature
Modern School for Xylophone Marimba & Vibraphone
Instruction Course for Xylophone
Method of Movement
Fresh Approach to Mallet Percussion
Exercises, Etudes, and Solos for the Timpani
Pedal to the Kettle
Musical Studies for the Intermediate Timpanist
Percussion Artists for Listening
Leigh Howard Stevens
that have played
Johnny Carson (Tonight Show)
Walter Payton (NFL)