Can We Try a Different Mallet?

Saturday, January 29, 2022
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM


The sound production of percussion instruments and the overall sound of an ensemble can be greatly impacted by the right or wrong choice of mallet. This session will offer a demonstration of a variety of mallets for standard percussion instruments (B.D., timpani, accessories and melody percussion) with discussion about which materials, shape and weight can work best in a given circumstance. This will give directors and conductors the necessary information to make the best mallet choices for their ensembles.

Learning Objective 1
Attendees will gain insight on what to consider when selecting or purchasing mallets.
Learning Objective 2
Attendees will understand the anatomy of a mallet and how it effects the sound of an instrument.
Learning Objective 3
Attendees will be able to determine quality resources to assist in mallet selection.
Target Audiences
Session Level
MS/JH, High School, Collegiate
Session Type