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General Technique Books in the Allen Library (selections)
Drumset Technique Books in the Library (selections)
Time Functioning Patterns by
Call Number: MT662 C434 P3 [Allen shelves]
Publication Date: 1976
Includes materials dealing with rock cymbal ostinatos, jazz independence, and the new linear phrasing concept that Chaffee developed.
Percussion Keyboard Technique Books in the Library (selections)
Method of Movement for Marimba by
Call Number: MT719.2 S74 [Allen shelves]
Publication Date: 1979
The most detailed text on the subject of four mallet playing. Covers grip, strokes, shifts, tone production, interval changes, efficient movement around the instrument.
Modern School for Xylophone, Marimba, Vibraphone by
Call Number: MT719 G65 M6 [Allen shelves]
Publication Date: 1950
Studies, etudes, and excerpts of major orchestral repertoire for keyboard percussion instruments. The primary source for keyboard percussion players to learn technique and orchestral repertoire.
Vibraphone Technique: Dampening and Pedaling by
Call Number: MT719.3 F75 V5 [Allen shelves]
Publication Date: 1973
Studies and in depth discussions for the practicing percussionist to develop a technique enabling musical freedom essential to modern performance.
Snare Technique Books in the Library (selections)
Advanced Snare Drum Studies by
Call Number: MT662 P47 A3 [Allen shelves]
Publication Date: 1971
A collection of advanced studies for snare drum, with the emphasis on control, touch, phrasing and style.
Stick Control by
Call Number: MT662 S786 [Allen shelves]
Publication Date: 1963
Often called the bible of drumming. Ideal for improving control, speed, flexibility, touch, rhythm, lightness, delicacy, power, endurance, preciseness of execution and muscular coordination, especially for the weak hand.
Timpani Technique Books in the Library (selections)
Beyond the Audition Screen by
Call Number: MT660.4 T34 B [Allen shelves]
Publication Date: 2011
27 orchestral works with musical and technical options: edited dynamics, stickings, mallet recommendations, exercises, and instrument maintenance.
Etüden für Timpani by
Call Number: MT660 H63 E7 v.1-3 [Allen shelves]
Publication Date: 1983
Studies intended to prepare timpani students for life in the orchestra. Focuses on rhythm, mallet choice, tempi, sound quality, roll quality, and more.
The Friese-Lepak timpani method by
Call Number: MT660 F91 [Allen shelves]
Publication Date: 1954
Each essential skill is covered: basic theory, technique and intonation. Also includes a large selection of standard symphonic timpani repertoire.
Orchestral Excerpts for Timpani by
Call Number: MT660.4 M39 O7 [Allen shelves]
Publication Date: 2010
57 of the most-requested audition excerpts for timpani with comments and performance suggestions. Includes audio CD with excerpt recordings and 21 play-along practice tracks.
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There are many more technique books available in the library! Use these call numbers to find more:
||Percussion technique (general)
||Snare drum, drumset, etc.
||Carillon, bells, etc.
||Keyboard percussion instruments
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