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When playing, the hands are held level, with the fingers
turned well under. Hold the hands low, quite close to the tone
bars, and use the wrist when you strike a note. Don't grip the
mallets too tight. A secret of good playing is to keep your grip
gentle and to have the muscles of your hands and arms relaxed.

Stand about half a foot from the keyboard and start your
practice by playing up and down the scale, using both hands,

xylophone keyboard

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