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Selected Percussion Books in the Allen Library

Artful Noise

Organizes and analyzes the groundbreaking percussion literature of the 20th century, connecting the music to new techniques, technologies, and world events.

A Dictionary for the Modern Percussionist and Drummer

Modern terms in many languages and genres. Includes topics on instrument construction and tuning, playing techniques, and setup diagrams with models and ranges of keyboard percussion instruments.

Johanna Beyer

A portrait of the ultramodernist composer of music for piano, percussion ensemble, chamber groups, choir, band, and orchestra.

Keiko Abe: A Virtuosic Life

Tells the story of Keiko Abe's groundbreaking influence on the marimba and its music, plus a history of the xylophone and marimba.

The Modern Percussion Revolution

Aims to illuminate the divergent paths and unique destinations found in the artistic journey of the modern percussionist.

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