The most under-valued skill in 4-mallet playing is changing intervals. Unless you’re playing Coldplay or Katy Perry, every passage you encounter will require some sort of interval change. This exercise will enable you, as the instructor, to give your students a firm understanding of where each and every interval sits in the palm of their hand, as well as the ability to change between them quickly. It coincides with the battery exercise ‘Grid Rolls’.
Written by Aaron Locklear