Mallet percussion technique questions
Anybody on here play the vibes, marimba, etc.? I'm learning them because my 1st choice of music school that I'm auditioning for next spring (to attend fall of 2012) requires me to learn them, as do most music schools even if you're doing a jazz major (like me).
My main question concerns 4 mallet playing. I personally think the Stevens grip feels much more comfortable and easier to change intervals than the Burton grip, but every time I try to play chords, my wrist torques to the side which makes it look almost like Burton. Any tips on how to overcome this?
Also, I've heard some players say that Stevens sounds bad on the vibes, but I wouldn't mind any additional opinions on this subject. And also, is Stevens really any worse for your wrist than Burton like I've heard also.