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Thanks For Chiming In
A number of percussionists have asked us to place an identification marking on the soft side of our Two-Tone Chime mallet. This makes sense and clearly helps distinguish between hard/soft sides. OK gang…here it is! (And just in time for all those holiday concerts.) Happy…
Neil Grover “Chimes In”
Chimes, (or tubular bells), are perhaps the most awkward percussion instrument to play. They are bulky, rather tall, and like all keyboard percussion instruments, you need to visually locate the correct note to accurately strike. That makes it almost impossible to read music, watch a…
New Tech-Talk From Will James!
St. Louis Symphony Principal Percussionist Will James recently sent us this informative video with some really useful tips on playing the chimes. Also known as “tubular bells”, many players assume that it is easy to play orchestral chimes. Nothing could be farther from the truth!