For some marimbists, especially intermediate players, a roadblock to certain repertoire is the widely utilized technique of the one-handed roll. In this brief video, well known composer and player Casey Cangelosi addresses how he develops his one-handed roll technique. What exercises did you use to develop your one-handed rolls? What did you find helpful in learning this process?

Originally posted on on January 25, 2012.

Dave Gerhart

Dr. Dave Gerhart, Product Manager, Percussion for Yamaha Corporation of America and Lecturer of Percussion at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSU, Long Beach, is a nationally recognized performer, composer, and educator. Dr. Gerhart, originally from Fairfield, California, holds a D.M.A. from the University of Southern California, M.M. in Percussion Performance and Instrumental Conducting and a B.M. in Music Education from California State University, Long Beach.
Dave Gerhart

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