01.03.2006 // Mark Ford Releases new Marimba Method titled .............. "Marimba: Technique Through Music."

Mark Ford has released a new marimba method book titled Marimba: Technique Through Music published by Innovative Percussion Publications. Marimba: Technique Through Music is a musical approach for the intermediate marimbist. Sixteen original etudes by Ford guide the student through the technical and musical fundamentals of marimba performance. Released in August of 2005, Marimba: Technique Through Music has already been adopted in the percussion curriculums of The University of Arizona, The University of South Carolina, Texas A & M University- Commerce, The University of North Texas and others. For more information on Marimba: Technique Through Music contact Mark Ford at www.music.unt.edu/percussion or Innovative Percussion at www.innovativepercussion.com.

"Marimba: Technique Through Music is a much-needed collection of works. The skillfully conceived pieces have the appropriate technical and musical sophistication for any intermediate student." Michael Burritt, Northwestern University

"The best part about Mark Ford's Marimba: Technique Through Music is the music! Marimba students will enjoy the musical etudes while building stronger technique and teachers will appreciate the overall structure and development of musical concepts." Christopher Deane, University of North Texas

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