This is a short 4-mallet marimba solo intended for players who are starting to grasp the concept of 4-mallet marimba technique and want to start advancing towards a higher playing level. The majority of the piece features the sticking 4-2-3-1 at a fast tempo, which can be challenging at times. There are also many double-stops which will work on the player’s hand placement ability. Lastly, the solo allows for melodic phrasing which is always important to develop as a musician.
Mystic Journey (2015) - Marimba Solo
4.7 (Low F)
4.3 is do-able, just transpose parts that are too low up an octave
Medium-Hard Mallets (i.e. Michael Burritt 8s/16s)