Mallet Wrapping 101

I took my first stab at wrapping my own mallets today. That was interesting. I went off of this tutorial from a Boston percussionist. It took me about 20 minutes to figure out what counerclockwkise meant. It was fun and all, but my hands hurt because I kept winding too tightly.

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Of course this was like most first-time adventures, a learning experience. Here’s what I learned:

1. Wrapping mallets is hard to do well.
2. Obligatory second item on list to make one thing I learned into an actual list.
3. Ok, I also learned not to cross too many layers in the center, otherwise
your mallets get all pointy.

It was actually a really cool challenge for me. Most of all, it challenged my perfectionism. I know these first attempts aren’t great. I have a lot of work to do, but I think I’m up for something new.

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I feel like this is sounding way too dry, and I’m really tired, so I think I’ll wrap up. Haha. Get it? Boy I’m tired.

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