Encyclopedia of Percussion 2E / Edition 2

Encyclopedia of Percussion 2E / Edition 2

by John H. Beck
     
 

The Encyclopedia of Percussion is an extensive guide to percussion instruments, organized for research as well as general knowledge. Focusing on idiophones and membranophones, it covers in detail both Western and non-Western percussive instruments. These include not only instruments whose usual sound is produced percussively (like snare drums and

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The Encyclopedia of Percussion is an extensive guide to percussion instruments, organized for research as well as general knowledge. Focusing on idiophones and membranophones, it covers in detail both Western and non-Western percussive instruments. These include not only instruments whose usual sound is produced percussively (like snare drums and triangles), but those whose usual sound is produced concussively (like castanets and claves) or by friction (like the cuíca and the lion’s roar).

The expertise of contributors have been used to produce a wide-ranging list of percussion topics. The volume includes: (1) an alphabetical listing of percussion instruments and terms from around the world; (2) an extensive section of illustrations of percussion instruments; (3) thirty-five articles covering topics from Basel drumming to the xylophone; (4) a list of percussion symbols; (5) a table of percussion instruments and terms in English, French, German, and Italian; and (6) an updated section of published writings on methods for percussion.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415971232
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/26/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
466
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface Contributors Abbreviations I. Glossary II. Illustrations of Percussion Instruments III. Articles IV. Symbols V. Table of Percussion Instruments and Terms in English, French, German, and Italian VI. Published Writings on Methods for Percussion Index

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