Chemical Songs

Eight progressive two-mallet solos for keyboard percussion


Difficulty: Easy to Medium
Duration: 1:00 – 2:30

Notes from the score: Chemical Songs is a collection of eight progressive two-mallet solos for the developing keyboard percussionist. Moving from one etude to the next, students will gain a sense of the methodical approach as different musical concepts are carefully introduced and developed.

The optional audio accompaniment tracks enhance the practice and performance experience and are encouraged if the technology is available. Each solo in the collection fits on a standard size marimba, vibraphone, xylophone, and some even on a glockenspiel, so feel free to experiment and discover which solo/instrument combinations you like best!

It is my hope that this collection will provide students and teachers with fun and enriching supplemental material to use at home or in the classroom.

(photo credit: Nickolas Titkov)