Practical Percussion: A Guide to the Instruments and Their Sources (Hardback)
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Practical Percussion: A Guide to the Instruments and Their Sources (Hardback)

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Hardback 216 Pages / Published: 16/09/2005
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If you have ever felt the pulsating beat of the timbales, those electrifying steel drums native to Puerto Rico, or the reverberating sound of the djembe, the wooden hand drum born in Africa, then you know the power of percussive instruments. One shake of a rain stick or a few scratches on a washboard has the ability to turn an ordinary song into something far more profound. The intent of this volume is to guide researchers, students, and those with a general curiosity about percussion instruments in their efforts to expand their understanding of this dynamic and wide-ranging group of instruments. This revised edition of Practical Percussion includes a revised and expanded list of manufacturers and suppliers, additional entries and photographs, and an index.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810856585
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 839 g
Dimensions: 276 x 211 x 20 mm
Edition: Revised Edition


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This encyclopedia inventories approximately 250 percussion instruments and effects, addressing new developments, particularly in the second half of the twentieth century, and consisting of instruments from all parts of the world. Entries are sometimes brief and sometimes more than a page and contain illustrations and range, if applicable. Other chapters are on the percussion in the orchestra, as soloist and in ensembles, composing and publishing percussion music, use in education, an alphabetical directory of manufacturers and suppliers, and information on the Percussive Arts Society. Half the book is a catalog of works and their instrumentation, listed alphabetically by composer. It includes a brief foreword by conductor and composer Pierre Boulez. There is no bibliography. Holland is an experienced percussionist who performs with the BBC Symphony. * Reference and Research Book News *
Understandable to general readers, Practical Percussion would be particularly helpful to young adult musicians exploring musical options and careers. * American Reference Books Annual *
This 2005, revised, hardbound 201-page tome has...six chapters...[and] There are also appendices that deal with information regarding PAS, a listing of percussion instrumentation included in selected orchestral, ensemble, and solo repertoire (103 pages), a six-page index, and information regarding the author. * Percussive Notes *
...provides insights into percussion topics. * Music Reference Services Quarterly, 2005 (vol 9, no 3) *

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