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Four Mallets Method

Composer: Theodor Milkov

Instrument: Marimba Method Book

Level: Advanced

Published: 2021

Price: €60.00


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  • Description +
    • Preface (extract)

      The most often question I have been asked during my clinics and masterclasses is “Why”. The “How”, usually comes much later. Why would you even try to play literature written for Piano/Keyboard on a marimba? How did this idea come to your mind? The simple answer to this is Music.

  • Instrumentation +
    • Contents 

      Chapter 1    Introduction to traditional grip  


      Chapter 2   Mechanics of the Pianistic Approach
      I.                    Rotation Training on Practise Pad
      II.                   Practise Pad Etudes
      III.                  Periodic Table of Scales Stickings
      IV.                  Sticking Approach
      V.                   Exercices on Marimba
      VI.                  Marimba Etudes

      Chapter 3    Introduction to the Moeller Technique
      I.                    Training Moeller Technique on Practise Pad 
      II.                   Marimba Exercices on Moeller
      III.                  Marimba Etudes
      IV.                  Concert Etudes

  • About the composer +
    • Theodor Milkov

      Russian-Greek percussionist Theodor Milkov is widely recognized as one of the most innovative marimba players in the world. Well-known for his pianistic approach to the instrument, revolutionary ideas and technical abilities, he has succeeded in bringing the art of marimba performance to entirely new heights. Milkov's repertoire includes virtuosic transcriptions of music originally written for harpsichord and piano, as well as contemporary compositions dedicated to himself.   

      Milkov began his percussion studies at the age of seven at the Municipal Conservatory of Patras, Greece, under the supervision of his stepfather Maxim Mankovski. Subsequently, he studied at the Musikhochschule Detmold (Germany), the Royal Conservatoire Den Haag and the Conservatorium Van Amsterdam (The Netherlands), taking lessons with prominent teachers such as Peter Prommel, Hans Zanderoep, Fedor Teunisse, Luuk Nagdegaal, Nick Woud and Gustavo Gimmeno.    

      In 2017, he hosted the first Milkov International Marimba Summer Camp (MIMSC) – a rigorous training course based on his marimba method "My Pianist Apporach” which is presented in this book. MIMSC quickly became one of the most popular annually recurring percussion events, attracting eager participants from all over the world: USA, Japan, Taiwan, Zimbabwe, Poland, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, China, Latvia and Hungary.

      Since 2017 Theodor is a Yamaha and Vic Firth/Zildjian artist.

  • Credits +
    • Front Cover graphics and layout: Ronni Kot Wenzell
      Photos: © Thanos Bikos
      Portrait: Damian Aronidis
      Engraving: Johan Svitzer
      Printed in Copenhagen, Denmark
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