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Art of Percussion Series

The Art of Percussion Playing
Meredith Music Publications
The Art of Percussion Playing

By Anthony J. Cirone, Neil Grover, and Garwood Whaley

Price: $19.95
Instrument: Percussion Accessories
Level: Intermediate
Item #: HL00317158
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. It provides both students and teachers with easy access to learning about the important instruments used in an orchestra, band, and/or percussion ensemble.

This series includes the history, selection, and performance techniques for bass drum, cymbals, tambourine, triangle, and 17 accessory percussion instruments. It is designed for method classes, instrumental music classes, and anyone interested in acquiring an in-depth understanding of percussion instruments. The Art of Percussion Playing is especially useful for conductors, composers, and arrangers, since all essential techniques are covered. A short etude has been composed for each of the instruments.

The Art of Bass Drum and Cymbal Playing
Meredith Music Publications
The Art of Bass Drum and Cymbal Playing

By Anthony J. Cirone and Garwood Whaley

Price: $9.95
Instrument: Bass Drum and Cymbals
Level: Intermediate
Item #: HL00317081
Anthony Cirone and Garwood Whaley joined forces to compose a superb orchestral bass drum and cymbal book. This text is the only complete source that contains information, exercises, and interpretation for these most important percussion instruments. The concepts include performance, instrument selection, and idiomatic techniques ideal for conductors, composers, arrangers, and students in the field of percussive arts.
The Art of Percussion Accessory Playing
Meredith Music Publications
The Art of Percussion Accessory Playing

By Anthony J. Cirone and Garwood Whaley

Price: $9.95
Instrument: Percussion Accessories
Level: Intermediate
Item #: HL00317095
This unique text provides information on the background, selection, and fundamental performance techniques for 17 accessory instruments, including wood block, claves, antique cymbals, temple blocks, cabasa, castanets, and much more. It also provides skill-development exercises that cover the essential techniques for each instrument and a list of selected literature from band and orchestra repertoire.

The musical exercises incorporate a description of the technique being taught as well as clear, instructional diagrams. This text is ideal for students, professional percussionists, band and orchestra directors, or a university methods class. It is a tremendous contribution to the percussion literature by two of America's top percussion educators.