Includes Keyboard, Xylophone, Glockenspiel and eventually Marimba, Tubular Bells, Vibraphone and often Timpani.
Mallet players often also cover Bass Drum, Cymbals and Auxiliary parts when needed.
Where a band is short on Bass Guitars, Tubas and low instruments, Mallet Percussionist often play the Tuba part at the bottom of a Keyboard, reading Bass Clef. (Like Left Hand of a Piano part)
- Good hand-eye coordination
- Ability to sit still and not fidget
- Strong focus
- Independent learner - often holding down a part all by themselves
- Strong reading skills
Blow Test Achievements
- Strong Rhythm Skills
- Steadiness of Beat
Piano playing from Chords for Jazz Ensembles
Vibraphone for Jazz Ensembles
Other Percussion instruments