With few study books existing for the Xylophone, Jacques Delécluse ensures that this gap is filled with his excellent Twenty Studies for Xylophone.
French percussionist and composer, Delécluse studied at the Paris Conservatoire in the mid-1900s, winning many prizes. The exercises in Twenty Studies for Xylophone are technically challenging, intended for advanced students of the instrument. Aspects addressed include complex rhythms, accidentals, scales, tempo, dynamics, ornamentation, key signatures, among other features. For all aspiring Xylophone players, Delécluse's Twenty Studies is essential, having been compiled by a master of percussion himself.