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


Composer/Arranger

Bona

Title

Rhythmical Articulation

CF.O85

rhythmical articulation-bona

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$15.99

Composer/Arranger

Goldenberg

Title

Modern School for Xylophone Marimba & Vibraphone

ALF.00-0505B (94-3143-8)

modern school for marimba

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$17.99

Composer/Arranger

Green

Title

Instruction Course for Xylophone

HL.00317044

instruction course for xylophone-green

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$34.95

Composer/Arranger

Stevens

Title

Method of Movement

KPP/MalletTechLLC (94-3407-7)

method of movement-stevens

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$35.00

Composer/Arranger

Wessels

Title

Fresh Approach to Mallet Percussion

MW.FAMPCD (94-3415-0)

fresh approach to mallet percussion

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$14.95

Timpani Literature


Composer/Arranger

Carroll

Title

Exercises, Etudes, and Solos for the Timpani

CF.BT1500

exercises etudes and solos timpani

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$18.95

Composer/Arranger

Gay

Title

Pedal to the Kettle

TSP.TSPB-14

pedal to the kettle

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$25.00

Composer/Arranger

Whaley

Title

Musical Studies for the Intermediate Timpanist

JR.JRP54 (94-3201-4)

musical studies intermediate timpanist

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$19.95


Percussion Artists for Listening

 on YouTube

Lionel Hampton


Doug Perry


Christos Rafalides


Leigh Howard Stevens


Adam Tan