Publication Date

2014-11-29

Availability

Open access

Embargo Period

2014-11-28

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

Department

Instrumental Performance (Music)

Date of Defense

2014-11-06

First Committee Member

Svetoslav R. Stoyanov

Second Committee Member

Thomas M. Sleeper

Third Committee Member

Ross T. Harbaugh

Fourth Committee Member

Charles Mason

Abstract

The purpose of this essay is to explore the physical and technical approaches based on the characteristics of the marimba and the vibraphone. This essay includes research about the instruments' structures and materials, observations of performances and some conversations with mallet-keyboard percussion players. In addition, the essay also describes my own performance experiences with the two instruments.

Keywords

Marimba; Vibraphone; Techniques; Motion; Rebound; Chin; Differences

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