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Articles

I have written articles for Percussive Notes (publication of the Percussive Arts Society) on a variety of topics. Here are some of the best for you to download!

Playing melodically on timpani can be challenging, especially when you have to pedal short scale passages on one drum. Here's the method for learning how, from the master - George Gaber:

George Gaber's Melodic Timpani Techniques: gaber_melodic_timpani.pdf

Great ideas about selecting marimba mallets and creating your own personal sound:

Choosing Marimba Mallets: kite_marimba_mallets.pdf

An inspirational excerpt from my book: Keiko Abe~A Virtuosic Life: Her Musical Career and the Evolution of the Concert Marimba:

Keiko Abe's Quest: A Virtuosic Life Excerpt.pdf