Author: Morris Goldenberg
Publisher: Alfred Music
The "Goldenberg book" has been used by generations of orchestral mallet players to develop their skills. As well as studies and etudes, this book includes excerpts of major orchestral repertoire for keyboard percussion instruments. This edition, edited by Tony Cirone, includes phrasings that were inherent in the music but not specifically written out. Stickings are also addressed: the original stickings are in uppercase letters, and the added stickings are in lowercase. This book is the primary source for keyboard percussion players to learn technique and orchestral repertoire.
Author: Ben Hans
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Release Date: 1981-01-01
(Percussion). Modern School for Mallet-Keyboard Instruments contains materials for the development of technique, performance skill, reading ability and musicianship on marimba, xylophone, vibraphone, bells, and chimes. Compiled by experienced teachers and performers Jim Sewrey, Ben Hans and Tom Schneller, this book includes scalular materials, technical studies, selected excerpts from standard orchestral repertoire, etudes by the legendary Morris Goldenberg, melodic studies, and solos appropriate for recitals, juries, and auditions at the high school, college, and professional levels. This book addresses musical literacy, musicianship, performance, and technique as applied to two-mallet and four-mallet playing.
Author: Robert M. McCormick
Publisher: Alfred Music
Release Date: 1983
Written for the student, educator, or professional musician who is in need of a practical text containing descriptions, concepts, and information on sound, equipment, repertoire, and techniques of the percussion instruments.
Author: John H. Beck
Release Date: 2013-11-26
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.
This index provides quick access to the contents of more than 200 collections and sets of orchestral excerpts and parts published from 1900 to 1991. Arranged by composer and title, this book is more comprehensive in source coverage than other indexes of excerpts; it includes collections and sets for all orchestral instruments in one listing.