Teaching Percussion, Enhanced, Spiral bound Version,
3rd Edition

Gary D. Cook

ISBN-13: 9781337560719 | ISBN-10: 1337560715

Copyright 2019

| Published 2018

| 560 pages

List Price USD $149.95


Gain the knowledge and skills needed to learn--and teach--percussion with TEACHING PERCUSSION, Enhanced 3rd Edition! Providing a comprehensive introduction to every aspect of percussion education, technique and performance, this text and its accompanying videos guide you toward a greater musical awareness and improved technique. Illustrations, examples and exercises acquaint you with the special needs of all percussion instruments. And modern techniques and numerous exercises give you greater insight into music learning and performance. Available with MindTap Music, the digital study tool that empowers you to learn when, where and how you want--even on your mobile.

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Meet the Authors

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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.

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  • Illustrations, examples and exercises acquaint students with the special needs of all percussion instruments, and playing exercises provide more hands-on classroom experience for students.
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  • The text presents a detailed and consistent philosophy, integrated with a contemporary approach to teaching and learning, to guide students towards a greater musical awareness and improved technique.

Table of Contents

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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.
Appendix A--Orchestral Excerpts for Percussion and Discography of Percussion Music.
Appendix B -Select Percussion Solo and Ensemble Music.

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