This book is designed to be used by beginner Xylophone and Vibraphone players. All the pieces have a limited range of note durations from eighth note to whole note, together with their respective rests, and they are in major and minor keys with a maximum of one accidental. This ensures a gradual introduction to the world of tuned percussion. All melodies are either classical themes or else are taken from American popular music.
For all duets (Xylophone/Vibraphone) the Xylophone part is also transposed for both B Flat and E Flat instruments to enable music-making with other instrumentalists. Trios and Quartets facilitate the formation of first percussion ensembles.