The Art of Percussion Playing

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Anthony Cirone
Neil Grover
Garwood Whaley


General Info

Year: 2006
Edition: 1st Edition
Publisher: Meredith
Cost: Book Cost - $19.95   |   Supplemental Books - $0.00

Overview

Cirone, Anthony J., Neil Grover and Garwood Whaley. The Art of Percussion Playing. Galesville, MD: Meredith Music;, 2006.

This book starts out with the tambourine. It gives a list of wind ensemble and orchestra pieces that require tambourine. Then it gives a brief history of the tambourine, what to look for when buying one, and performance techniques. It also includes how to do shake rolls, thumb rolls, grace notes, and playing with the fist or knee. There are playing examples to do these techniques as well. The triangle, bass drum, and cymbals are similarly explained in this format. After, there are 17 percussion accessory instruments (claves, temple blocks, woodblocks, ratchet, tam-tam, guiro, etc.) that give a brief background of the instrument, what to look for when wanting to purchase, and playing examples. This book also includes pictures of each instrument and how to hold or play it.

Chapters

Chapter I: Introduction
Chapter II: The Art of Tambourine and Triangle Playing
Chapter III: The Art of Bass Drum and Cymbal Playing
Chapter IV: The Art of Percussion Accessory Playing
Chapter V: About The Authors

Reviews

Review by Ashley Feist: I think this book is very helpful. A beginning percussionist could learn the basics of these instruments. I think it goes into enough detail most of the time, but the reader might have a few questions to better understand something. A weakness is that it never talks about the snare drum which is a very important part of percussion. I think this book is helpful, but not better than Gary Cook’s book. Rating: IV

Each new section in the book gives an example of repertoire that the instruments are known for, both for wind ensemble and symphony orchestra. It then gives the instrument name in English, German, Italian, French, and Spanish. It then gives descriptions over the history of the instrument, how to select the proper instrument to use for different pieces, and performing with the instruments. If the instrument requires other kinds of treatment (such as preservation, accessories to hold or play the instrument, etc.) there will be a section covering all techniques for the instrument listed. In the bass drum section and cymbal section, tuning o fthe bass drum is covered as well as several different ways to play the crash cymbals, including orchestral ways in literature that composers over the years have written, where they have a certain style in mind. This book however does not include any photographs of the instruments or other equipment listed, all of the examples are hand-drawn. -Trevor Landreth; Emporia State University

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Additional Study Materials

Works for Percussion by these Author

Anthony Cirone
Cirone, Anthony. Cirone's Pocket Dictionary of Foreign Musical Terms, Meredith Music Publications, 2009.
Cirone, Anthony, editor. Master Technique Builders for Snare Drum, Alfred Music Publishing Co.
Cirone, Anthony, editor. Master Technique Builders for Vibraphone and Marimba, Alfred Music Publishing Co.
Cirone, Anthony. On Musical Interpretation in Percussion Performance, Meredith Music Publications, 2008.
Cirone, Anthony. Orchestral Techniques of the Standard Percussion Instruments, Alfred Music Publishing Co.
Cirone, Anthony; Charles Dowd, Morris Lang. Percussion Masterclass on Works by Carter, Milhaud and Stravinsky. Delray Beach, Fl: Meredith Music Pub., 2010
Cirone, Anthony. Portraits for Drum Set, Alfred Music Publishing Co.
Cirone, Anthony. Portraits for Multiple Percussion, Alfred Music Publishing Co.
Cirone, Anthony. Portraits in Melody, Alfred Music Publishing Co.
Cirone, Anthony. Portraits in Rhythm, Alfred Music Publishing Co.
Cirone, Anthony. Portraits in Rhythm – Complete Study Guide, Alfred Music Publishing Co.
Cirone, Anthony. Portraits in Rhythm – Spanish Language Edition (Traducción al Español por Omar Ruiz-Oliver), Alfred Music Publishing Co.
Cirone, Anthony. Portraits in Rhythm – With Japanese Subtitles, Alfred Music Publishing Co.; Yamaha Music Media Corp.
Cirone, Anthony. Portraits for Timpani, Alfred Music Publishing Co.
Cirone, Anthony. Simple Steps to Keyboard Percussion, Alfred Music Publishing Co.
Cirone, Anthony. Simple Steps to Percussion Ensemble, Alfred Music Publishing Co.
Cirone, Anthony. Simple Steps to Snare Drum, Alfred Music Publishing Co.
Cirone, Anthony. Simple Steps to Timpani, Alfred Music Publishing Co.
Cirone, Anthony; Garwood Whaley.The Art of Bass Drum and Cymbal Playing, Alfred Music Publishing Co.
Cirone, Anthony; Neil Grover; Garwood Whaley. The Art of Percussion Playing. Meredith Music Publication
Cirone, Anthony; Garwood Whaley. The Art of Percussion Accessory Playing. Meredith Music Publication
Cirone, Anthony. The Great American Symphony Orchestra, Meredith Music Publications, 2011.
Cirone, Anthony; Joe Sinai. The Logic of it All: Professional Secrets Applying Imagination to Percussion Techniques. Meredith Music Publications, 2008.
Cirone, Anthony. The Orchestral Mallet Player, Alfred Music Publishing Co.
Cirone, Anthony. The Orchestral Snare Drummer, Alfred Music Publishing Co.
Cirone, Anthony. The Orchestral Timpanist, Alfred Music Publishing Co.


Neil Grover
Grover, Neil; Garwood Whaley. 4 Mallet Fundamentals. Meredith Music Publication
Cirone, Anthony; Neil Grover; Garwood Whaley. The Art of Percussion Playing. Meredith Music Publication
Grover, Neil; Garwood Whaley. The Art of Tambourine and Triangle Playing. Meredith Music Publication


Garwood Whaley
Grover, Neil; Garwood Whaley. 4 Mallet Fundamentals. Meredith Music Publication
Cirone, Anthony; Garwood Whaley. The Art of Percussion Accessory Playing. Meredith Music Publication
Cirone, Anthony; Neil Grover; Garwood Whaley. The Art of Percussion Playing. Meredith Music Publication
Grover, Neil; Garwood Whaley. The Art of Tambourine and Triangle Playing. Meredith Music Publication
Whaley, Garwood. Fundamental Studies for Mallets. Meredith Music Publication
Whaley, Garwood. Fundamental Studies for the Intermediate Snare Drummer. Vol. 2. Voorhees, New Jersey: J.R. Publications, 1971.
Whaley, Garwood. Fundamental Studies for Timpani. Meredith Music Publication
Whaley, Garwood. Rhythm Reading for Drums, Book 1. Meredith Music Publication
Whaley, Garwood. Rhythm Reading for Drums, Book 2. Meredith Music Publication
Whaley, Garwood. Primary Handbook for Snare Drum. Meredith Music Publication
Whaley, Garwood. Primary Handbook for Timpani. Meredith Music Publication
Whaley, Garwood. Basics in Rhythm. Meredith Music Publication
Whaley, Garwood. More Basics in Rhythm. Meredith Music Publication


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