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ERIC Number: EJ852184
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1069-7446
Developing Sight-Reading Skills on Mallet Percussion Instruments
Fidyk, Steve
Teaching Music, v17 n1 p49 Aug 2009
Sight-reading while playing a mallet instrument can present serious obstacles for the developing percussionist. Many young players who have solid snare drum technique usually cite fear of playing the wrong note as the number-one hurdle to overcome in order to begin making real progress. Greg Byrne, associate director of bands at the University of Louisville and the author of the book Sight Reading: A New Approach, states that as a percussion methods teacher, he's noticed a number of challenges in this field. This article presents some specific challenges and recommended solutions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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