Science of Percussion Instruments

Percussion instruments generally use one or more of the following basic types of vibrators : strings , bars , membranes ... One of the best histories of percussion instruments is Percussion Instruments and Their History by renowned ...

Author: Thomas D. Rossing

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9810241585

Category: Music

Page: 232

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"What singles this book out is the sheer diversity of instruments covered this is a very welcome book. It is fair to say that the science of percussion instruments would not have advanced anywhere near so far without the tireless enthusiasm and passion of Rossing and his students."Nature, 2001"It forms a very nice survey work on an entire class of musical instruments I recommend it to anyone interested in acoustics and the physics of musical instruments."American Journal of Physics, Sept 2001
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The Cymbal Book

CYMBALS FROM ANCIENT TIMES James Blades, in his profound work Percussion Instruments and Their History, has delved intensely into the history of cymbals.1 Most of the information in the first section of this chapter is derived from his ...

Author: Hugo Pinksterboer

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781476866390

Category: Music

Page: 212

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(Percussion). The Cymbal Book is the first book of its kind. It details the 5000-year history and development of these fascinating instruments. Based on visits to all the major cymbal manufacturing companies and interviews with the world's leading drummers, journalist and drummer Hugo Pinksterboer has created a well-documented and readable book, featuring over 200 photos. It covers topics such as selection and testing, acoustics, ideas for set-ups, cleaning, and repair, and much, much more. Whether read for enjoyment or used as a specific reference guide, The Cymbal Book will answer every question on this subject.
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Percussion Pedagogy

James Blades, Percussion Instruments and Their History (New York: Frederick A. Praeger, Publishers, 1970), 265. National Geographic:, Percussion Instruments and Their ...

Author: Michael Udow

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190902971

Category: Music

Page: 504

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In Percussion Pedagogy, author Michael Udow offers a practical guide for students interested in teaching percussion as well as improving their technique. Udow first introduces the bouncing ball system, a technical analogy that teaches students to resist the effects of inertia. Throughout the book, the bouncing ball analogy develops into a core performance principle based on integrated motions resulting in refined tone quality and meaningful musicianship. The book applies this principle to several instruments including snare drum, timpani, marimba, vibraphone, multiple-percussion, tambourine and triangle, bass drum, cymbals, tam-tams, and a variety of Western concert and world percussion repertoire. In particular, Udow addresses the importance of coupling stroke types with stickings to set the foundation for precise rhythmic playing and expressive musicality. Chapters also focus on integrated rhythms, breath, and pulsed rhythms, anatomy and physiological health, psychological health, purposeful listening, and the importance of singing when practicing. Offering solutions to common performance problems, the book's many examples serve as a paradigm for future problem solving. A comprehensive companion website complements Udow's teachings with a wealth of video tutorials and listening examples.
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Reader s Guide to Music

TURNBULL provides a brief, straightforward history of the instrument, placing the guitar in the context of music history. ... Metuchen, New Jersey: Scarecrow Press, 1988 Blades, James, Percussion Instruments and Their History ...

Author: Murray Steib

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135942625

Category: Music

Page: 928

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The Reader's Guide to Music is designed to provide a useful single-volume guide to the ever-increasing number of English language book-length studies in music. Each entry consists of a bibliography of some 3-20 titles and an essay in which these titles are evaluated, by an expert in the field, in light of the history of writing and scholarship on the given topic. The more than 500 entries include not just writings on major composers in music history but also the genres in which they worked (from early chant to rock and roll) and topics important to the various disciplines of music scholarship (from aesthetics to gay/lesbian musicology).
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The Drum

James Blades, Percussion instruments and their history (London, UK: Faber & Faber, Ltd, 1970), 138. 8. Robert S. Gottlieb, Solo tabla drumming of North India: Its repertoire, styles, and performance practices (Delhi, India: Motilal ...

Author: Matt Dean

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810881709

Category: Music

Page: 473

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In The Drum: A History, drummer, instructor, and blogger Matt Dean details the earliest evidence of the drum from all regions of the world, looking at cave paintings, statues, temple reliefs, burial remains, even existing relics of actual drums that have survived for thousands of years. Highlighting the different uses and customs associated with drumming, Dean examines how the drum developed across many cultures and over thousands of years before it became the instrument we know today. A celebration of this remarkable instrument, The Drum explores how war, politics, trade routes, and religion influenced the instrument's development. Bringing its history to the present, Dean considers the modern cultural and commercial face of the drum, detailing its role in military settings and the creation of the modern drum kit, as well as the continuing evolution of the drum, manufacturers, and the increased dependence on electronic drums, sampling machines* and drum recorders. Finally, drum fans will have at their fingertips the biographies of great drummers and major drumming achievements in the history of performance. The Drum: A History will appeal to every drummer, regardless of genre or style, as well as readers with a general interest in the evolution of this universal instrument. Book jacket.
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A Performer s Guide to Medieval Music

5 James Blades , Percussion Instruments and Their History ( New York , 1970 ) , p . 198 ; Price " Chimes , " in Stanley Sadie , ed . The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians ( London , 1980 ) , vol . 4 , p . 242 .

Author: Ross W. Duffin

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253215331

Category: Music

Page: 618

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A Performer's Guide to Medieval Music is an essential compilation of essays on all aspects of medieval music performance, with 40 essays by experts on everything from repertoire, voices, and instruments to basic theory. This concise, readable guide has proven indispensable to performers and scholars of medieval music.
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Teaching Percussion Enhanced Spiral bound Version

Percussion Instruments and Their History, revised ed., 1984, by James Blades (Faber and Faber). Early Percussion Instruments from the Middle Ages to the Baroque by James Blades and Jeremy Montagu (Oxford University Press).

Author: Gary D. Cook

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781337672221

Category: Education

Page: 560

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Cook’s TEACHING PERCUSSION, which includes over seven hours of video footage, continues to set the standard in percussion instrument methods texts. Providing a comprehensive introduction to every aspect of percussion education, technique and performance, this enhanced third edition develops students' musical understanding and performance skills. The author's consistent and detailed philosophy introduces students to a refined teaching methodology--and gives them greater insight into the learning process by integrating contemporary concepts about experiential awareness learning. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Origins and Development of Musical Instruments

See also Michel Dauvois and Xavier Boutillon, “Grottes et Lithophones,” in Acoustique et Instruments Anciens (1999), 215—23. 15. ... Iames Blades, Percussion Instruments and Their History (2nd ed., 1975), 82—84. 26.

Author: Jeremy Montagu

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810877702

Category: History

Page: 280

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A survey of the origins and development of musical instruments world-wide from Paleolithic times to the present day. Illustrated with pictures of several hundred instruments from all over the world on 120 plates, with five maps for ease of reference to exotic places.
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Brass Bands of the British Isles 1800 2018 a historical directory

Adair, Yvonne - Music Through The Percussion Band - Boosey and Hawkes, 1952 Adair, Yvonne - The Percussion Band: a Guide ... James - Orchestral Percussion Technique - Oxford U.P. Blades, James - Percussion Instruments and their History ...

Author: Gavin Holman

Publisher: Gavin Holman




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Of the many brass bands that have flourished in Britain and Ireland over the last 200 years very few have documented records covering their history. This directory is an attempt to collect together information about such bands and make it available to all. Over 19,600 bands are recorded here, with some 10,600 additional cross references for alternative or previous names. This volume supersedes the earlier “British Brass Bands – a Historical Directory” (2016) and includes some 1,400 bands from the island of Ireland. A separate work is in preparation covering brass bands beyond the British Isles. A separate appendix lists the brass bands in each county
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