RIP TIDE (2-mallet marimba)
Technique – continue building tempo, while improvising more complex chromatic patterns of 3 in LH and 2 in RH, sometimes keeping one hand static while the other moves, sometimes, both moving… Basically, I am trying to get my brain to work with different patterns at same time of different sides of body similar to developing drumset coordination, only much smaller targets!!
Music – read through layout 1-2 (pages 1-5) at 1/4 note = 70bpm and layout 3 at 1/4 note = 60bpm (this is definitely the most difficult section of the pieces
SURFACE DRIFTS (4-mallet marimba)
Technique – more of same
Music – layout 1 and 3 – reading through and beginning to determine stickings on page 1; layout 2 – just reading for now (one hand at a time);
NOTE TO SELF – layout 2 is most difficult reading and technique; I plan to lear layout 1 and 3 first (stickings, tempo, endurance, etc.), while continuing to read through layout 2 to familiarize myself with the notes and to determine the exact technical challenges…. must develop technique exercises to address these challenges in the near future.