x20

The Stone x20 mallets are soft rubber practice xylophone mallets. They are quiet enough for warm-up onstage, but unlike other practice mallets, they feel like an actual performance mallet. This mallet can also be the perfect tool in a multi setup.

 

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x30

The Stone x30 mallets are medium rubber xylophone mallets. They have a unique soft timbre with no impact tick. Their enhanced fundamental is perfect for Steve Reich’s: Music for 18 Musicians, or playing solo rags.

 

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x40

The Stone x40 xylophone mallets have an old-school ragtime sound. If you’re playing a rag with a marimba ensemble, these mallets are the best choice to cut through with a clear voice. Recommended orchestral excerpts include:

  • Stravinsky: The Firebird (rhl# 46–48)
  • Barber: Medea’s Meditation and Dance of Vengeance (opening)
 

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x50

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The Stone x50 xylophone mallets have a refined and clean general sound. A great all-around pair, you can depend on these mallets to carry you through most situations. Recommended excerpts include:

  • Schuman: Symphony #3 (xylophone fugue entrance mm 143–165)
  • Kabalevsky : Colas Bruegnon (rhl# 36)
  • Gershwin: An American in Paris (rhl# 32–37)
  • Stravinsky: Les Noces (rhl# 59–62)
 

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x60

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The Stone x60 xylophone mallets have enhanced fundamental pitch projection. This particular pair has a darker tone compared to the rest of our mallets with enough projection to still cut through a large ensemble. Recommended excerpts include:

  • Kodaly: Hary Janos (rhl# 7–8) (rhl# 10 — end)
  • Gershwin: An American in Paris (rhl# 70–76)
  • Shostakovich: Ein Volksfest (rhl# 1–2)
  • Bartok : Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celeste (opening of mvt. III)
 

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x70

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The Stone x70 xylophone mallets have a chirpy attack with medium projection. If you need a pair that can be a little crispy while keeping a solid pitch fundamental, look no further than the x70s. Recommended excerpts include:

  • Kabalevsky: Colas Bruegnon (rhl# 9 and rhl# 57)
  • Gershwin: Overture to Porgy and Bess (opening)
  • Gershwin: An American in Paris (rhl# 4–7) (rhl# 20–21)
 

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x80

The Stone x80 xylophone mallets are hard, heavy, and aggressive. If you need to muscle through a passage with musical vigor, whip out a pair of x80s. They can also be used as a great general glockenspiel mallet. Recommended excerpts include:

  • Copland: Appalachian Spring (rhl# 48–50)
  • Holst : The Planets (mvt. VI rhl# 7–8)
  • Shostakovich: Symphony #4 (mvt. III mm 206–208)
  • Strauss: Salomes Tanz (rhl D -F)
 

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x90

The Stone x90 xylophone mallets are bright and agile. Their precise sound shines above the entire orchestra, bringing a distinct glimmering color to any ensemble. They are also a great glockenspiel mallet. Recommended excerpts include:

  • Messiaen: Oiseaux Exotiques (rhl# 6–7) (rhl# 17)
  • Stravinsky: The Firebird (rhl# 127–133)
  • Bartok: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste (mvt. IV rhl# 170-end)
  • Kodaly: Hary Janos (opening of mvt. VI)
  • Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (rhl# 17–20)
 

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