Ivana Bilic Signature
The Ivana Bilic Signature Mallet Series was developed to emphasize the singing characteristic of the marimba by relating the sounds each mallet makes to human vocal qualities. This is a mid-weight series with six grades of hardness, and is currently available with rattan handles.
Ivana's series consists of five wool/synthetic yarn mallets and one wool/wool yarn mallet.
The wool yarn warms the sound, the synthetic yarn provides articulation.
In describing her mallets Ivana has created a scale that utilizes the language of vocal range and timbre. Her definitions for each mallet combine the ideal playing range for a mallet with the color/timbre of its sound. Note: The scale follows a hard to soft progression, but loosely, as hardness alone is not enough to define each mallet.
|Model #||Singing Quality||Yarn Color||Hardness||Handle|
|IBR1 or IBB1||High Soprano||Navy Blue/Turquoise||Very Hard: Synthetic/wool||Birch or Rattan|
|IBR2 or IBB2||Singing Tenor||Navy Blue/Sea Foam||Medium Hard: Synthetic/wool||Birch or Rattan|
|IBR3 or IBB3||Boy Alto||Navy Blue/Cream||Medium: Synthetic/wool||Birch or Rattan|
|IBR4 or IBB4||Dramatic Baritone||Navy Blue/Lavendar||Medium Hard: Synthetic/wool||Birch or Rattan|
|IBR5 or IBB5||Smooth Bass||Navy Blue/Purple||Very Soft: Wool/wool||Birch or Rattan|
|IBR6 or IBB6||Power Bass||Navy Blue/Blue||Medium Soft: Synthetic/wool||Birch or Rattan|