MarimbaLab Warmups

These exercises were developed to expose some of the difficult techniques and problematic idiosyncrasies associated with playing marimba. Download the sheet music to each exercise and then watch the video of me performing them after slowing down the speed to .25 or .5 on YouTube (just click the gear icon on the bottom right of the window to slow the video down).   

On the sheet music you will find tips and common issues for each exercise. These tips and issues have been distilled from years of teaching. Once the exercise is learned, read the tips and common issues and