IMAGINE, A MENTAL APPROACH TO MARIMBA PLAYING

Posted By : Bart Quartier
Piece Title : Imagine, a mental approach to Marimba playing
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Composer / Arranger : Quartier, Bart
Composer / Arranger Details: Image, 20 Children''s Songs for Marimba
Meredith Music, Hal Leonard
Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Percussion Education
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Written for / Commissioned by : Trobador Research Group Brussels, Belgium
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Publisher :Norsk Percussion
Publishers Website :www.norsk-percussion.no
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Introduction by Robert Van Sice

"So many of the truths in music making are found behind the notes. As a performer Bart Quartier understands that and in this wonderful book he helps marimba players of all ages in their musical quest."
Robert Van Sice


The information, ideas, and presentation is great. It is fantastic,
and I really like it a lot. Congratulations.
Gordon Stout



You have a really original book with many excellent ideas.
It looks VERY interesting.
Leigh Howard Stevens



It is a truly outstanding work that obviously took much time and hard work.
In my opinion, the book is a real treasure!
Garwood Whaley
Year Composed / Copyright Date :2007 / 
Duration :59Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :N/A
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Sheet Music Available From :www.norsk-percussion.no      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :Introduction by Robert Van Sice

"So many of the truths in music making are found behind the notes. As a performer Bart Quartier understands that and in this wonderful book he helps marimba players of all ages in their musical quest."
Robert Van Sice




Purpose

The purpose behind Imagine is to expose a mental approach to marimba playing. To me, my goal as a teacher is achieved at the moment when my student has become master of himself. To say it with Gordon Stouts words: " A good teacher has only to teach you how to teach yourself ". I do strongly believe that - provided that the student is conducted and sup-ported in a good way - the process of self-teaching can be started from the beginning.

Content

This book contains a well explained concrete texture divided into three parts:

1. General considerations with regard to marimba playing
2. Analysis of Image 20 Children Songs for Marimba (Meredith Music U.S.A)
3. Appendix with more exercises and musical examples

The text is presented in short, very clear passages and in a vocabulary which can be easily understood by children. The examples translate the abstract thinking into concrete musical fragments. Much attention is paid to the construction of the exercises. They are built up step by step, starting at the very beginning to - if wanted - an advanced level. The goal of the combination of text and exercises is - besides developing a way of thinking rather than just playing the examples without knowing the meaning or the structure of them - to find the root of the problem and to try to figure a way of solving it.

The student is encouraged to improvise by making his own exercises. Developing his own vocabulary will not only improve his playing, his relationship with his instrument, but also his personality. Finally the musician will express his voice through his instrument. Imagine can be used by the teacher or by the student himself.

With Imagine I tried to expose my way of thinking which is developed by my years experience. A tremendous rich experience due to teaching to children, teen-agers and adults, performing and recording a wide variety of styles with different ensembles and many very nice, great musicians. Thanks to you all!
Bart Quartier



Critics:

The information, ideas, and presentation is great. It is fantastic, and I really like it a lot. Congratulations.
Gordon Stout

Im very impressed that your etude is the best one which I ever heard and it is well-grounded and has very high quality.
Keiko Abe

You have a really original book with many excellent ideas. It looks VERY interesting.
Leigh Howard Stevens

It seems a very mature work and a unique way of teaching that makes students think on what they are about to learn and use his/her intellectual to make it work. Great book, smart idea and very well developed.
Congratulations for such a nice project.
Ney Rosauro

It really is very impressive, and unique. You cover so many aspects of good musician-ship and even give the spirit of what it feels like to be a musician. The material is presented in a very playful way -- with so much thoughtful, excellent advice.
Nancy Zeltsman

It is a truly outstanding work that obviously took much time and hard work. In my opinion, the book is a real treasure !
Garwood Whaley



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148 pages / wire-o bound
SKU: NMO12445
www.norsk-percussion.no
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