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Beyond Basic Percussion

Developing Independence Through Ensemble Performance

By Eric Rath & Ralph Hicks

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Beyond Basic Percussion (Developing Independence Through Ensemble Performance). Composed by Eric Rath & Ralph Hicks. 4 to 10 players. Method Book. Easy to Medium-Easy. Book and DVD. 126 pages. Published by Tapspace Publications (TA.TSPB-19).

Beyond Basic Percussion was developed with one concept in mind: Help the young percussionists in your ensemble become musically independent so you can spend more time making music and less time worrying about their logistics. This practical and fun collection is designed by Eric Rath and Ralph Hicks, both of whom are accomplished band directors AND professional percussionists. Inside, you'll find ten beginning-level percussion ensemble pieces that address the most common obstacles young percussionists and their teachers face in class. These pieces build on skill sets and difficulty as they progress, and each ensemble is creatively written to confront basic percussion challenges such as: Approaching Percussion Musically Accessory Percussion Techniques Multipercussion Setups Unique Sounds, Dampening Concepts, etc. Sticking Patterns on Mallet Instruments Equipment Logistics Latin Percussion Techniques and More! The accompanying enhanced DVD is packed with full-length, multicamera video examples of each ensemble being performed, plus tips from the authors, technique demonstrations, individual parts in PDF format, and audio files. This collection is packed with variety and enough educational material to last several semesters and is everything you'll need to take your percussionists beyond the back of the room and into the music! A few early reviews from the educational community: Dr. Susan Martin Tariq - Professor of Percussion, West Texas A&M University "Beyond Basic Percussion" fills a great void in beginning percussion instruction. Music educators should be thrilled to have video/audio demonstrations of the various percussion instruments used in concert performance and fun music for immediate application." James B. Campbell - Professor of Percussion, University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY) "Beyond Basic Percussion" is a great resource for any school band program that wants to develop well-rounded percussionists. The musical concepts presented in this series pick up where other methods leave off. The music and performance techniques are presented by veteran teachers who are in the classroom every day and know what works to help students achieve their best. "Beyond Basic Percussion" is a welcome addition to the field of percussion education - a must have for any serious teacher." David Ratliff - Director of Bands, Madison Southern HS & Foley Middle School (Berea, Kentucky) "I think this collection is going to fill a very valuable gap in current percussion ensemble literature. The "easy difficulty level" but "quality composed" range has long been void of much literature. This book is going to work perfectly with my students, allowing them to work on individual techniques and instruments within the framework of an actual piece of music. Great book!!" Dr. Brian S. Mason - Associate Professor of Percussion, Morehead State University "There are so many issues that percussionists face apart from simply playing the music." Beyond Basic Percussion" helps the instructor address those issues in a logical and guided format that will provide a fun and musical experience for the students. This book is a "must have" for any serious educator of young percussionists.".

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Developing Independence Through Ensemble Performance

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