Every great percussionist had to start somewhere. Drummer Lars Ulrich didn't just pick up his sticks one day and start pounding out Metallica's chart-topping hits: he poured his heart and soul into developing his killer talent. The same can be said for percussion legend Martin Grubinger: before he was playing concert halls around the world, he spent countless hours perfecting his rhythms. And whether you have aspirations of playing sold-out shows or simply want to master the basics, an educational mallet combination kit is a great starting point for any percussionist beginning their musical journey.
So without further hesitation, let's jump into some options. Lightweight, affordable and ready to pick up and play at a moment's notice, the CB Percussion 8674 Percussion Kit with Bag is a top seller for many reasons. It's a fantastic learning tool for beginning percussionists and comes with a 2 1/2 octave bell set, an 8" tunable practice pad, folding tripod stand, a music rack, bell mallets and drumming sticks. Packaged in a soft-sided, backpack-style carry bag, the 8674 Percussion kit is a must for any student musician with a serious interest in playing percussion.
Now, if the marimba is your percussion instrument of choice, check out kits like Musser 3-Octave Practice Marimba and the Adams Academy Series Padouk Marimba 3.0 Octave Desktop Model. Both of these models have a three octave range and come with an x-stand, cover and mallets and can be played immediately out of the box.
Of course, this selection of educational mallet combination kits goes well beyond the above examples. In fact, any of the all-in-one kits found here have what you need to kick-start your musical career with percussion. Whenever you're ready, feel free to take a look through this catalog and see which one is going to best suit your practice and performance needs.