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Reamers Elixers

Reamers Elixers
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Two-Mallet Fixers

For the Perspicacious Percussionist

Four-Octave Marimba Intermediate Level

Reading and Technical Studies  CD INCLUDED

By Andrew L. Reamer



 What others had to say:

Reamer's Elixirs is practical, challenging, musical, and worthwhile for any mallet player.
--John Beck, Rochester Philharmonic, Eastman School of Music. From "Percussive Notes" (PAS)

Reamer's Elixirs is a delightful remedy for the growing void in keyboard percussion training. Perspicacious percussionist Andrew Reamer has shown acute perception in discovering the missing link------two mallet technical skills. These varied style studies will turn your two mallet playing into gold!

--Christopher Lamb, Principal Percussion New York Philharmonic, Manhattan School of Music

Reamer's Elixirs is an excellent addition to the two-mallet study materials. There are a wide variety of styles and techniques included, and the comments assist the reader in addressing the technical challenges presented in each etude and study. The transposing and improvisatory studies are particularly needed by the developing student. The bonuses are very helpful and include the CD and the concern given to avoiding page turns! "Two-Mallet Fixers" should become a staple for anyone seriously working on the two-mallet playing skills. Thanks for this excellent contribution.
-- Dr. Gary Olmstead, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Creatively written, Reamer's Elixirs present good musical and technical challenges for the developing player and terrific new material for accomplished artists. If you're suffering from etude repertoire boredom, these are the tonic for you!!!

-- John Soroka, Principal Percussion & Associate Principal Timpani, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Terrific, fun, challenging and rewarding etudes. Just the ticket for emerging professional orchestra artists who are burning out on excerpts, but want to keep their hands sharp and their minds fresh with spirit. Thus, this is also a great set of etudes for advanced high school and university percussionists who are on the quest for musical and technical perfection.
-- Dr. Michael Udow, University of Michigan; principal percussionist, Santa Fe Opera

This collection of fun but challenging and musical etudes fills a real need for expressive music for two mallets. Highly recommended for high school through professional-level marimbists. The CD is beautifully played and recorded.
-- Dr. Doug Walter, University of Colorado