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Teaching Percussion 3rd Edition

Gary D. Cook

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 1997
  • 496 Pages


TEACHING PERCUSSION, which includes a free 2-DVD set with over 7 hours of 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 text helps students develop musical understanding and performance skills. The text's consistent and detailed philosophy introduces students to a refined teaching methodology, as well as a greater understanding of the learning process, by integrating contemporary concepts about experiential awareness learning.

Gary D. Cook, Professor Emeritus – University of Arizona, Artist in Residence at University of Nevada Las Vegas

Gary Cook is Professor Emeritus of Music in the School of Music at the University of Arizona in Tucson, where he founded the Percussion Studies program in 1975 and was Director of Percussion until retiring in 2008. He currently is Artist in Residence at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, where he teaches graduate seminars in percussion.
1. General Considerations and Prerequisites.
2. Basic Percussion Technique Through the Study of the Snare Drum.
3. Multiple Percussion.
4. Keyboard Percussion.
5. Timpani.
6. Bass Drum, Cymbals, and Accessories.
7. Percussion Instruments of the World.
8. Drum Set.
9. Marching Percussion.
10. Musical Interpretation of Percussion Parts.
11. Supplemental Playing Exercises.
12. Afterword � Future Trends in Percussion Education.
13. Appendix A � Orchestral Excerpts for Percussion and Discography of Percussion Music.
14. Appendix B � Select Percussion Solo and Ensemble Music.

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  • STARTING AT $84.49

  • ISBN-10: 0534509908
  • ISBN-13: 9780534509903
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $145.50
  • RETAIL $193.95

"This text is the most thorough treatment of percussion pedagogy known to me. The thoughtful development of topics and the inclusion of progressive exercises and other supplemental materials are excellent."

"I tell my students that this book will be an invaluable reference source for them throughout their careers."

"I have been using this book in teaching the percussion methods class since 1989, at first recommending its purchase and since 1997, requiring its purchase. I try to emphasize to these students that they should keep this book after the end of the term rather than sell it back to the university book stores, as it’s greatest value may be when they are no longer college students and are actually employed as music teachers."

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2-DVD Set

ISBN: 9780495000341