Percussion Equipment Recommendations

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Stick and Mallet Recommendations

• Snare Drum/Sticks: Innovative Percussion CL-1

• Snare Drum/Brushes: Regal Tip 550W (recommended) or Vic Firth HB

• Timpani/Medium: Balter B2 Bamboo Staccato Timpani Mallet

• Triangle Beaters: Grover Standard Tubular Triangle Beater Set

Keyboard Mallet Recommendations

(Purchase 4 mallets [2 pairs] at a time...)

• Bells/Hard: Malletech OR45R (recommended) or Vic Firth M140

• Xylophone/Soft: Musser M4

• Xylophone/Hard: Malletech OR39R (recommended) or Vic Firth M135

• Vibraphone/Soft: Malletech DS-11 (recommended) or Vic Firth M25

• Vibraphone/Hard: Vic Firth M23

• Marimba/Soft: Encore NZ3R (recommended) or Vic Firth M223

• Marimba/Medium: Vic Firth M25

• Marimba/Hard: Vic Firth M23

Method Book Recommendations

• Marimba Method: Fundamental Method For Mallets - Book 1 (Mitchell Peters)

• Vibraphone Method: Vibes Real Book (Arthur Lipner)

• Timpani Method: Fundamental Method For Timpani (Peters)

• Snare Drum Method: Stick Control (George Stone)

• Snare Drum Method: Elementary Snare Drum Studies (Peters)

• Snare Drum Method: Intermediate Snare Drum Studies (Peters)

• Snare Drum Method: Advanced SD Studies (Peters)

• Snare Drum Method: Odd Meter Calisthenics (Peters)

• Snare Drum Method: Portraits in Rhythm (Cirone)

• Drum Set Method: Erskine Method for Drum Set (Peter Erskine)

• Drum Set Method: Complete Modern Drum Set (Frank Briggs)

• Drum Set Method: Drum Set Independence & Syncopation (Dave Black)

Other Equipment Recommendations

• Practice Pad: Remo RT 10 Tunable (10” or larger)

• Digital Metronome: Boss DB-60 (recommended) or Korg MA-30 (must subdivide)

• Trap Towel: Black hand towels (try JC Penney, Walmart, etc.) (at least 2)

• Stick Case: Vic Firth Stick & Accessory Case

• Miscellaneous: Pencil, 3-ring binder

• Miscellaneous: 1/2” PVC pipe couplings (2), tennis ball or basketball