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Encyclopedia of percussion

Author: John Beck
Publisher: New York : Routledge, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Percussion: An Encyclopedia, 2nd edition, updates and enlarges one of Routledge's most successful music-reference works. The only comprehensive encyclopedia covering all of the major percussion instruments, the volume is divided into 4 major sections: an alphabetical dictionary of percussion instruments and terms; illustrations of key percussion instruments; longer, individual articles on key members of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Beck
ISBN: 0415971233 9780415971232
OCLC Number: 71632274
Description: xiii, 452 pages : illustrations, music ; 29 cm
Contents: Glossary --
Illustrations of percussion instruments --
Articles --
The basel drum --
The bass drum --
Brazil : percussion instruments --
Calfskin heads : their history and manufacture --
Castanets --
The classical music traditions of the Indian subcontinent : percussion instruments in performance practice and theory --
Cymbals --
The drum set : a history --
Drum set players --
Electronic percussion --
Hand drumming --
Janissary music (Turkish music) --
The kettledrum --
Latin-American percussion --
Latin percussionists --
Marching and field percussion --
The marimba in Mexico and related areas --
Multiple percussion --
Percussion and dance --
Percussion ensembles --
Percussion in professional new music ensembles in the United States --
The Percussive Arts Society : a historical perspective --
The plastic drumhead : its history and development --
Range of the mallet instruments --
Rock 'n' roll drumming, 1948-2000 --
The rope-tensioned drum in America --
The snare drum --
Steel band/pan --
Symphony orchestra percussion section --The tambourine --
The tambourin provençal --
The triangle --
The vibraphone, vibraharp, and vibes --
Vibraphone players --
The xylophone --
Symbols --
Table of percussion instruments and terms in English, French, German, and Italian --
Published writings on methods for percussion --
Index.
Other Titles: Percussion
Responsibility: edited by John H. Beck.
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