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The Art of Percussion Playing

By Anthony J. Cirone

Meredith Music Percussion. Softcover. 118 pages. Published by Meredith Music (HL.317158).

Item Number: HL.317158
ISBN 1574630474. 9x12 inches.

This book combines The Art of Tambourine and Triangle Playing, The Art of Bass Drum and Cymbal Playing and The Art of Percussion Accessory Playing into one volume providing students and teachers with easy access to learning about the important instruments used in orchestra, band and various ensembles including percussion ensemble. It includes history, selection and performance techniques on bass drum, cymbals, tambourine, triangle and 17 percussion accessory instruments, designed for methods classes, school instrumental music classes and anyone interested in acquiring an in-depth understanding of percussion instruments. Especially useful for conductors, composers and arrangers since all essential techniques are covered in short etudes composed for each instrument.

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  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Brightwaters, NY
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • March 14, 2007 A Great How-To for Budding Percussionists

    In a school music setting, instruments like tambourine, triangle, bass drum, suspended cymbal, and crash cymbals aren't always given the attention to playing technique that they deserve. This book focuses on exactly that. As a private instructor who has at least two students auditioning for All-State percussion each...

    year, I have made The Art of Percussion Playing an integral part of my teaching plan. After using it in lessons for just over two months I was impressed with the results. With a clear description, illustration, and sight-reading example for each technique, this book has simplified the process of getting students to really perform on these instruments.

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