Performing Percussionist (Book 1)

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James Coffin

General Info

Year of Published: 1972
Publisher: Barnhouse Company
Difficulty: Elementary
Cost: $14.95


Snare Drum
Bass Drum


Start your beginning percussionist off right with this staple of percussion instruction where the study of percussion instruments and technique are presented in a logical and musical manner. From the beginning, students are encouraged to listen, think, and work on a consistent even sound. The “right hand lead system” is taught and reinforced throughout. By having a system of sticking, students learn to play rhythmic patterns quickly and increase their ability to sight-read.

Other methods come and go, yet The Performing Percussionist remains the go-to book for teaching solid concepts and habits that will carry through the years. Invaluable for private study and perfect as a supplement to other band method books. An outstanding and must-have teaching tool!

Works for Percussion by this Composer

The Performing Percussionist (Book 1)
The Performing Percussionist (Book 2)
The Performing Percussionist Solo Album