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Title The Cambridge companion to percussion / edited by Russell Hartenberger.

Publication Info. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016.


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Description xvii, 307 pages : illustrations, music ; 26 cm.
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Series Cambridge companions to music
Cambridge companions to music.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 296-300) and index.
Contents Timpani traditions and beyond / Russell Hartenberger -- Orchestral percussion in the twenty-first century : concerns and solutions / William L. Cahn -- Marimba revolution : mallet instruments, repertoire, and technique in the twenty-first century / William Moersch -- Instrumental ingredients / Garry Kvistad -- The percussion industry / Rick Mattingly -- Virtual drumming : a history of electronic percussion / Thomas Brett -- Lost and found : percussion chamber music and the modern age / Adam Sliwinski -- Taking center stage : percussionist as soloist / Colin Currie -- Percussion theater : the drama of performance / Aiyun Huang -- Three convergences : a percussionist learns to conduct / Steven Schick -- Finding a voice / Bob Becker -- Flexibility as a defining factor / Jason Treuting -- $t Thoughts on percussion and rhythm / Steve Reich -- In the pocket : how a drum set player grooves / Peter Erskine -- The "funky drummer" break : ghost notes, timbre, and popular music drumming / Steven F. Pond -- Way beyond wood and skin : drum sets, drumming, and technology / $r Jeff Packman -- Speaking of rhythm / Russell Hartenberger -- African influences on Western percussion performance and pedagogy / B. Michael Williams -- The gamelan beleganjur as Balinese percussion ensemble / Michael B. Bakan -- Lessons from the laboratory : the musical translation of scientific research on movement / Michael Schutz -- In the beginning was the beat : evolutionary origins of musical rhythm in humans / John R. Iversen.
Summary Percussion music is both the oldest and most recent of musical genres and exists in diverse forms throughout the world. This Companion explores percussion and rhythm from the perspectives of performers, composers, conductors, instrument builders, scholars, and cognitive scientists. Topics covered include percussion in symphony orchestras from the nineteenth century to today and the development of percussion instruments in chapters on the marimba revolution, the percussion industry, drum machines, and the effect of acoustics. Chapters also investigate drum set playing and the influences of world music on Western percussion, and outline the roles of percussionists as composers, conductors, soloists, chamber musicians, and theatrical performers. Developments in scientific research are explored in chapters on the perception of sound and the evolution of musical rhythm.
Subject Percussion instruments.
Added Author Hartenberger, Russell, editor.
Added Title Percussion
ISBN 9781107093454 hardback
9781107472433 paperback
Standard No. 40026575356

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