Teaching Percussion

ISBN-10: 0028701909

ISBN-13: 9780028701905

Edition: 1st 1988

Authors: Gary D. Cook

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Become a better music teacher with TEACHING PERCUSSION with accompanying 2-DVD set! Providing a comprehensive introduction to every aspect of percussion education, technique, and performance, this music text guides you towards a greater musical awareness and improved technique. Illustrations, examples, and exercises acquaint you with the special needs of all percussion instruments. You will gain a greater insight into music learning and performance through the inclusion of up-to-date techniques and numerous exercises.
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List price: $36.00
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: Thomson Gale
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 418
Weight: 3.432
Language: English

Gary Cook is Professor of Music and Director of Percussion Studies in the School of Music & Dance at The University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. He was Timpanist and Principal Percussionist with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra for over two decades and has held similar posts over the years with the Arizona Opera and other orchestras. From 1994 to 1999 he served as Director of the UA School of Music and Dance. In the summer he is Principal Percussionist with the Crested Butte Music Festival in Colorado and with the Las Vegas Music Festival (LVMF) where he is Director of the LVMF Percussion Institute. He has performed at the Percussive Arts Society (PAS) International Convention and will become President-elect of the PAS in 2005. A native of Michigan, he holds degrees from the University of Michigan and has traveled widely both in the USA, Europe, Scandinavia, Trinidad, Bali and Chile studying, teaching, and performing. Prof. Cook was recognized as an outstanding teacher as the first recipient of the coveted Putnam Excellence in Teaching Award in the College of Fine Arts at the University of Arizona. He is contributing author to such publications as the Percussive Notes and The Encyclopedia of Percussion Instruments. His former students hold distinguished professorships in colleges and universities around the country, perform professionally around the world, and are successful teachers and performers in all areas of music and the arts.

General Considerations and Prerequisites
Basic Percussion Technique Through the Study of the Snare Drum
Multiple Percussion
Keyboard Percussion
Bass Drum, Cymbals, and Accessories
Percussion Instruments of the World
Drum Set
Marching Percussion
Musical Interpretation of Percussion Parts
Supplemental Playing Exercises
Afterword - Future Trends in Percussion Education
Appendix A - Orchestral Excerpts for Percussion and Discography of Percussion Music
Appendix B - Select Percussion Solo and Ensemble Music
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