Teaching Percussion (with 2-DVD Set) / Edition 3

Teaching Percussion (with 2-DVD Set) / Edition 3

by Gary D. Cook
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0534509908
ISBN-13:
9780534509903
Pub. Date:
12/12/2005
Publisher:
Cengage Learning

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Teaching Percussion (with 2-DVD Set) / Edition 3

Become a better music teacher with TEACHING PERCUSSION with accompanying 2-DVD set! Providing a comprehensive introduction to every aspect of percussion education, technique, and performance, this music text guides you towards a greater musical awareness and improved technique. Illustrations, examples, and exercises acquaint you with the special needs of all percussion instruments. You will gain a greater insight into music learning and performance through the inclusion of up-to-date techniques and numerous exercises.

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ISBN-13: 9780534509903
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 12/12/2005
Edition description: Book & 2 DVD Set
Pages: 560
Sales rank: 497,062
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

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 has been Artist in Residence at the University of Nevada Las Vegas since 2008 where he teaches graduate seminars in percussion. He was Timpanist and Principal Percussionist with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra for over two decades, and has held similar posts with the Arizona Opera and other orchestras. From 1994 to 1999 he served as Director of the UA School of Music and Dance. In the summer, he has been Principal Percussionist with the Crested Butte Music Festival in Colorado and has performed with other summer festivals in Colorado and Nevada. From 2007 to 2008, Cook was President of the Percussive Arts Society (PAS), and he received the PAS Lifetime Achievement Award in Education in 2011. Prof. Cook was recognized for outstanding teaching in the College of Fine Arts at the University of Arizona with the coveted Putnam Excellence in Teaching Award in 1990, the James Anthony Sustained Excellence in Teaching Award in 2005, and Maestro Award for student achievements in 2005. He is contributing author to the Percussive Notes and The Encyclopedia of Percussion. His former students hold distinguished professorships in colleges and universities around the country and in Trinidad, perform professionally around the world, and are successful teachers, administrators, and performers in all areas of music and the arts.

Table of Contents

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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