Publisher: Hal Leonard
As a long-time studio musician, Emil Richards knows the importance of sight reading, and in this book has provided a superb source for those who would like to improve the skills needed to play today's music. Sight Reading for Mallets contains over 30 compositions that offer experience playing the unusual rhythms and phrases found in 21st-century writing. Though written primarily for mallets, any instrumentalist will gain the same benefits.
Inventory #HL 06620133
- This new edition of Emil Richards' classic method book, originally self-published in 1992, is a brighter, cleaner edition of the text. The original 33 sightreading etudes are here with brief explanations and performance notes. Each of the etudes has a jazz tilt complete with chord changes. Primarily written for two mallets, the book includes four four-mallet etudes. While some of the etudes are in odd meters such as 10/4 and 11/8, most are in common meters and the phrases are clear and enjoyable to play. These etudes are designed for the intermediate musician and would be an excellent resource for sight-reading material. Written by one of the all-time studio greats of percussion, this is an essential resource with which students can stretch their reading and improvisation skills. No studio should go without it!
–Mark Ford, Percussive Notes
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