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ERIC Number: EJ783386
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1069-7446
Teaching Techniques for Accessory Percussion
Micallef, Ken
Teaching Music, v15 n3 p50 Dec 2007
Everyone is familiar with the main percussion instruments of the contemporary orchestra: bass drum, snare drum, suspended cymbal, vibraphone, and timpani. But as source material broadens, so do the demands placed on the percussion section. Accessory, or auxiliary percussion, can make the difference between a typical rendition of a well-known piece and an exciting performance full of flair and spice. While standard accessory percussion like triangle, tambourine, and woodblock look easy to play, their technique can be as daunting as any instrument in the section. This article discusses how techniques for accessory percussion must be taught in order to gain professional mastery.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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