Easy Mallet Keyboard Trio
by Brian Slawson
Instrumentation: Glockenspiel, Xylophone, Marimba—4-octave*
*Alternatively, this piece can be performed with each player sharing a 4-octave marimba.
A Little Malletmusik is another one of Brian Slawson’s brilliant pieces for beginning mallet percussionists. Despite its simple, catchy, and light character, it has a many pedagogical benefits. It is written to develop the skill of reading large groups of notes, as opposed to one note at a time. The piece also develops recognition of diatonic scales and chord progressions as well as relative majors and minors.
This piece comes with a full, bound score. It includes a CD-ROM containing an audio recording and all individual parts available for printing.