Creating Sounds for Classical Percussion

Learn several techniques to help you broaden your sound palette on percussion

by A.Marinissen

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In this comprehensive and structured Masterclass, Arnold Marinissen will reveal some concepts and techniques that will inspire you and help broaden your sound palette on percussions.

1,5 hours

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Content of this course

Lesson 1
In this lesson we are going to learn to use the bow to play cymbals and the vibraphone.

Lesson 2
In this lesson we are going a step further, applying the techniques we have learned in the previous lesson to the musical saw and the flexatone.

Lesson 3
In this lesson we will have a thorough look at the use of cymbals and study together a piece from N.Huber called Herbstfestival.

Lesson 4
In this lesson you will learn how to prepare and play with superballs. You will learn to use them in combination with other percussion instruments and create intervalls with superball pairs.

Lesson 5
In this lesson we will combine some of the techniques you learned so far in this course and apply them to a multitude of different percussion instruments.


The topics are:

Use of the bow 1
- Vibraphone
- Cymbals

Use of the bow 2
- Flexatone
- The Musical Saw

Super balls
- Making them
- Tuning them
- Controlling them

- Bass drum
- Snare drum
- Vibraphone

Creating chords
- Richard Rijnvos Stalker, a few examples
- Helping composers
- Chords examples
- Mallets