Beyond Basic Percussion

Eric Rath
Ralph Hicks
Item type
Muziekpartituur + dvd
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Beyond Basic Percussion was developed with one concept in mind: Help the young percussionists in your ensemble become musically independent so you can spend more time making music and less time worrying about their logistics.

This practical and fun collection is designed by Eric Rath and Ralph Hicks, both of whom are accomplished band directors AND professional percussionists. Inside, you'll find ten beginning-level percussion ensemble pieces that address the most common obstacles young percussionists and their teachers face in class. These pieces build on skill sets and difficulty as they progress, and each ensemble is creatively written to confront basic percussion challenges such as:

  • Approaching Percussion Musically
  • Accessory Percussion Techniques
  • Multipercussion Setups
  • Unique Sounds, Dampening Concepts, etc.
  • Sticking Patterns on Mallet Instruments
  • Equipment Logistics
  • Latin Percussion Techniques
  • and More!

The accompanying enhanced DVD is packed with full-length, multicamera video examples of each ensemble being performed, plus tips from the authors, technique demonstrations, individual parts in PDF format, and audio files.

This collection is packed with variety and enough educational material to last several semesters and is everything you'll need to take your percussionists beyond the back of the room and into the music!

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