Designed as a core text for college level courses in percussion methods and pedagogy, Teaching Percussion is a comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to teaching methodology and performance techniques. Now updated, Teaching Percussion helps students and performers develop musical understanding and performance skills on some fifty percussion instruments. The Second Edition includes coverage of new developments in world music instruments and performance. In addition, Norman Weinberg, cofounder of the PAS World Percussion Network, has contributed a discussion of electronic percussion and new technology. The outstanding exercises, musical examples, photographs, illustrations, practical advice, and bibliographies - popular features in the first edition - have been retained and enhanced. Teaching Percussion, Second Edition, is an invaluable resource for students, faculty, and performers alike.
Genre: Music, Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company, Pages: 499 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: UOM:39015039146314


The Band Teacher's Percussion Guide: Insights into Playing and Teaching Percussion is an essential resource for instrumental music teachers and band directors. Presenting a thorough foundation in snare drum, timpani, keyboard percussion, drum set, and auxiliary and Latin percussion techniques, author Stewart Hoffman offers a comprehensive yet accessible handbook to help set teachers and students alike on the road to classroom success. More than this, he provides practical advice on methodology, packing page after page with teaching tips developed through decades of experience. For educators and band directors who want to learn more about percussion instruments and playing techniques, refine their percussion-teaching skills, or set the classroom stage for a more effective and rewarding teaching experience, The Band Teacher's Percussion Guide: Insights into Playing and Teaching Percussion will be a valued resource for discovering: keys to effective evaluation; how to plan a percussion program and select percussionists; recommended instruments and mallets; repair and maintenance guidelines; lifts and levels, a system that leads students to greater control and a more relaxed snare drum technique; technical exercises for all main and accessory percussion instruments; easily referenced summaries of points to focus on when practicing; guidelines for teaching jazz, Latin and rock drumset [Publisher description]
Genre: Music, Editor: Oxford University Press, Pages: 257 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780190461683


The Teaching of Instrumental Music, Fifth Edition introduces music education majors to basic instrumental pedagogy for the instruments and ensembles commonly found in the elementary and secondary curricula. It focuses on the core competencies required for teacher certification in instrumental music, with the pervasive philosophy to assist teachers as they develop an instrumental music program based on understanding and respecting all types of music. Parts I and II focus on essential issues for a successful instrumental program, presenting first the history and foundations, followed by effective strategies in administrative tasks and classroom teaching. Parts III, IV, and V are devoted to the skills and techniques of woodwind, brass and percussion, and string instruments. In all, The Teaching of Instrumental Music is the complete reference for the beginning instrumental teacher, commonly retained in a student’s professional library for its unique and comprehensive coverage. NEW TO THIS EDITION: Revision and updating of curriculum developments, such as coordinating State Department of Education student learning objectives with the recent Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) New discussion of the NAfME National Standards as they relate to the teaching of instrumental music Revamping of rehearsing instrumental ensembles chapters, including new or expanded sections on programming, choosing quality music, and applying successful rehearsal techniques Updates on references, plus new discussion questions, and websites and internet links A chapter devoted to classroom guitar Updates on the use of technology for teaching and learning music More on healthy performance practice, marching band, and jazz band Online materials located in the eResources section on the Routledge website.
Genre: Music, Editor: Routledge, Pages: 444 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781317212737


IPRL, International Percussion Reference Library.
Genre: Percussion instruments, Editor: WCB/McGraw-Hill, Pages: 172 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: STANFORD:36105042384664


In Percussion Pedagogy, author Michael Udow offers a practical guide for students interested in teaching percussion as well as improving their technique. Udow first introduces the bouncing ball system, a technical analogy that teaches students to resist the effects of inertia. Throughout the book, the bouncing ball analogy develops into a core performance principle based on integrated motions resulting in refined tone quality and meaningful musicianship. The book applies this principle to several instruments including snare drum, timpani, marimba, vibraphone, multiple-percussion, tambourine and triangle, bass drum, cymbals, tam-tams, and a variety of Western concert and world percussion repertoire. In particular, Udow addresses the importance of coupling stroke types with stickings to set the foundation for precise rhythmic playing and expressive musicality. Chapters also focus on integrated rhythms, breath, and pulsed rhythms, anatomy and physiological health, psychological health, purposeful listening, and the importance of singing when practicing. Offering solutions to common performance problems, the book's many examples serve as a paradigm for future problem solving. A comprehensive companion website complements Udow's teachings with a wealth of video tutorials and listening examples.
Genre: Music, Editor: Oxford University Press, Pages: 504 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780190902964


Percussion instruments such as drums, cymbals, gongs, and xylophones comprise one of the largest and ever-expanding areas of music performance, composition, and sound effects. Profusely illustrated, A Dictionary for the Modern Percussionist and Drummer is an essential resource for any student, professional, or amateur musician who wants to delve into the vast world of percussion and drumming instruments and terminology. With an emphasis on modern terms in many languages and genres, James A. Strain has defined, detailed, and explained the use of percussion instruments and drums not only for classical genres (such as orchestra, symphonic, band, and opera) but also for popular styles (such as jazz, rock, music theater, and marching band). Also included are those world music instruments and ensembles commonly found in public school and university settings (such as steel drum bands, samba bands, and gamelan ensembles) as well as historical genres related to rope and rudimental drumming. Written for professional and amateur percussionists as well as non-percussionist educators, this book includes valuable topics on instrument construction and tuning and specific playing techniques, as well as instrument setup diagrams with models and ranges of keyboard percussion instruments. With more than 300 images and examples, it is the ideal reference book to enable any musician to better understand the extensive world of percussion and drumming.
Genre: Music, Editor: Rowman & Littlefield, Pages: 334 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780810886933



Genre: Percussion instruments, Editor: , Pages: 134 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: UVA:X001522441


Cook’s TEACHING PERCUSSION, which includes over seven hours of video footage, continues to set the standard in percussion instrument methods texts. Providing a comprehensive introduction to every aspect of percussion education, technique and performance, this enhanced third edition develops students' musical understanding and performance skills. The author's consistent and detailed philosophy introduces students to a refined teaching methodology--and gives them greater insight into the learning process by integrating contemporary concepts about experiential awareness learning. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Genre: Education, Editor: Cengage Learning, Pages: 560 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781337672221



Genre: Percussion instruments, Editor: , Pages: 220 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: UOM:39015009717599


More than eighty years have passed since Edgard Varèse’s catalytic work for percussion ensemble, Ionisation, was heard in its New York premiere. A flurry of pieces for this new medium dawned soon after, challenging the established truths and preferences of the European musical tradition while setting the stage for percussion to become one of the most significant musical advances of the twentieth century. This 'revolution', as John Cage termed it, was a quintessentially modernist movement - an exploration of previously undiscovered sounds, forms, textures, and styles. However, as percussion music has progressed and become woven into the fabric of Western musical culture, several divergent paths, comprised of various traditions and a multiplicity of aesthetic sensibilities, have since emerged for the percussionist to pursue. This edited collection highlights the progressive developments that continue to investigate uncharted musical grounds. Using historical studies, philosophical insights, analyses of performance practice, and anecdotal reflections authored by some of today's most engaged performers, composers, and scholars, this book aims to illuminate the unique destinations found in the artistic journey of the modern percussionist.
Genre: Music, Editor: Routledge, Pages: 308 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781317976554