Vita Nuova Jacob Mashak
with the stick end of the mallet
muted with the non-mallet hand
harmonic, middle of the bar node touched by the non-mallet hand
played with the fingers of the non-mallet hand
"Almost as fast as possible" means that the tempo should be a few clicks down from the fastest tempo at which the piece can be played more or less perfectly, not the fastest tempo at which the piece could, hypothetically, be played at.
Almost as fast as possible*
poco f (ord. notes)
R.H. cresc. sempre, pochiss. a pochiss.
for one-mallet marimba written for Jane Boxall