Simple Steps to Keyboard Percussion

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Anthony Cirone

General Info

Year: 1991
Edition: c.
Level: Elementary
Publisher: Belwin Music & Alfred Music
Cost: $7.99
Page: 48
ISBN: 978-0-7692-5023-6
Series: Simple Steps Series


For the beginning percussionist, expert instruction in the rudiments of the keyboard percussion instruments. Detail-oriented, teaching the specific skills for Keyboard Percussion.


Step 1: Selecting the proper equipment
Step 2: Holding the mallets
Step 3: Proper execution
Step 4: Learning to read music
Step 5: Combining all the notes
Step 6: Learning to read Quarter-notes
Step 7: Melodies
Step 8: Quarter-rest
Step 9: Half-notes and Whole-notes
Step 10: Roll
Step 11: Melodies with Rolls
Step 12: More Melodies
Step 13: Introducing Sharps
Step 14: Introducing Flats
Step 15: Eighth-notes
Step 16: Keyboard Solos with Eighth-notes
Step 17: Dotted Quarter-Notes
Step 18: Accidentals
Step 19: Phrasing
Step 20: Six-Eight Time
Step 21: Double Stop
Step 22: Cut-time
Step 23: Sixteenth-note
Step 24: Final Keyboard Solos



Additional Study Materials

Books for Percussion by this Author

Cirone's Pocket Dictionary of Foreign Musical Terms
Master Technique Builders for Snare Drum
Master Technique Builders for Vibraphone and Marimba
On Musical Interpretation in Percussion Performance

Portraits Series

Portraits for Drum Set
Portraits for Multiple Percussion
Portraits in Melody
Portraits in Rhythm
Portraits in Rhythm – Complete Study Guide
Portraits in Rhythm – Spanish Language Edition (Traducción al Español por Omar Ruiz-Oliver)
Portraits in Rhythm – With Japanese Subtitles
Portraits for Timpani

Simple Steps Series

Simple Steps to Keyboard Percussion
Simple Steps to Percussion Ensemble
Simple Steps to Snare Drum
Simple Steps to Timpani

Orchestral Technique

The Orchestral Mallet Player
The Orchestral Snare Drummer
The Orchestral Timpanist
Orchestral Techniques of the Standard Percussion Instruments
The Art of Bass Drum and Cymbal Playing
The Art of Percussion Playing
The Art of Percussion Accessory Playing
The Great American Symphony Orchestra
The Logic of it All: Professional Secrets Applying Imagination to Percussion Techniques
Symphonic Repertoire for Cymbals
Symphonic Repertoire for Keyboard Percussion
Symphonic Repertoire for Percussion Accessories
Symphonic Repertoire for Snare Drum

Works for Percussion

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