How to Write for Percussion: A Comprehensive Guide to Percussion Composition

How to Write for Percussion: A Comprehensive Guide to Percussion Composition

While composers and percussionists are working more closely than ever with one another, there are few resources that address this collaborative relationship in depth. However, Samuel Z. Solomon, himself a percussionist and teacher, offers a comprehensive examination of the issues that percussionists and composers encounter in How to Write for Percussion. The first edition, self-published in 2004, provided musicians and music programs the world over with practical and indispensible information about issues of notation, concert production, and much more. This new edition goes even further as Solomon offers more insights derived from his personal experience as a percussionist and teacher and from his collaborations with other musicians.
The second edition of How to Write for Percussion expands the survey of behind-the-scenes processes-from instrument choice and notation to logistics, execution, and concert production-to uncover all the tools a composer needs to comfortably create innovative and skilled percussion composition. Solomon also includes more excerpts and performances as well as interviews with famous percussionists and composers that capture the intricacies of percussion composition. Moreover, the second edition features an expanded text with more instruments and more analysis, plus an extensive Online Video Companion containing over nine hours of videos with demonstrations, performances, interviews, and analysis to flesh out and clarify the material in the book. This updated edition of How to Write for Percussion will appeal to a wide swath of musicians including composers, arrangers, and percussionists. Those who have already utilized the first edition will welcome the upgrade, and those who have yet to benefit from Solomon's perspective will likewise find his insights illuminating.

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Drummer Gifts Drummer Nutritional Facts Label Percussion Drum Player Gift Coffee Mug Tea Cup White

Drummer Gifts Drummer Nutritional Facts Label Percussion Drum Player Gift Coffee Mug Tea Cup White

A funny Drummer gag gift or birthday gift for a Drummer. This traditional 11 ounce white ceramic coffee mug is perfect for any hot beverage. Wide mouth and large C-handle allow for easy, every day use. Whether drinking your morning coffee at work, or sipping on a hot cup of tea at home, this mug is up to the task. Microwave and dishwasher safe for your convenience. All designs are lead free.

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Meinl Cajon Box Drum with Internal Metal Strings for Adjustable Snare Effect - NOT MADE IN CHINA - Hardwood Full Size, 2-YEAR WARRANTY (HCAJ1NT)

Meinl Cajon Box Drum with Internal Metal Strings for Adjustable Snare Effect - NOT MADE IN CHINA - Hardwood Full Size, 2-YEAR WARRANTY (HCAJ1NT)

The MEINL Headliner Series Cajons deliver the classic cajon sound at an affordable price and can be used in Flamenco or World Music. They are also very useful during unplugged gigs for delivering the rhythmic foundation for a whole band when a full drum set can't be used.

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Wahl Deep Tissue Percussion Therapeutic Handheld Electric Massager for Muscle, Back, Neck, Shoulder, Full Body Pain Relief, Perfect Gifts, by Brand used by Professionals #04290-300

Wahl Deep Tissue Percussion Therapeutic Handheld Electric Massager for Muscle, Back, Neck, Shoulder, Full Body Pain Relief, Perfect Gifts, by Brand used by Professionals #04290-300

The Deep-Tissue Percussion Therapeutic Massager relieves pain and fatigue. The variable speed feature allows you to adjust the massage intensity from light to intense. The massager comes with four unique attachments to customize your massage. The unit is corded to provide maximum power. Includes: Massager Head Count (4 Interchangeable Attachments); Massager Type: Percussion; Power Source: Corded & Massager Interchangeable Heads (Deep Muscle Attachment, Four-Finger Flex Attachment, Accupoint Attachment, Raised Bump Attachment)

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Mens Retro Drumsticks | Percussion Marching Band T-Shirt Medium Asphalt

Mens Retro Drumsticks | Percussion Marching Band T-Shirt Medium Asphalt

    Do you play in the percussion section of your school's marching band? Or perhaps you prefer instead to play an entire drum set? Either way, this awesome drum sticks t shirt would make an excellent addition to your collection.

    Featuring a dozen drum sticks arranged in a retro style, this awesome percussion shirt makes a great gift for the drum player in your life -- snare, bass, cymbals, timpani, or otherwise!

    Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem

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Latin Percussion LP1207 Percussion Blocks

Latin Percussion LP1207 Percussion Blocks

Latin Percussion Jam Blocks are the modern versions of the age old wood blocks. Traditional wood blocks were fragile and could not stand up to the rigors of aggressive touring. Crafted from LP's exclusive plastic formulation, Jenigor, their research team designed LP Jam Blocks to have the rich sounds of wood blocks and the strength and durability to withstand even the hardest-hitting players. Each patented LP Jam Block comes with a heavy duty mounting bracket and LP's famous eye-bolt assembly for easy mounting to any 3/8-inch diameter rod. Color: Red.

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BSIRI Large 6" Wood Frog Guiro Rasp-Musical Instrument Tone Block, Brown, inch (FR06N)

BSIRI Large 6" Wood Frog Guiro Rasp-Musical Instrument Tone Block, Brown, inch (FR06N)

Our Deluxe Large 6" Natural Frog Guiro is better than other frog instruments because of the construction, finish, and sound. The 6"x6" size is large enough to create a realistic ribbit-like sound, like a croaking frog, when played correctly. It is also a low-range pitch as a wood tone block. INSTRUCTIONS: Use the wood stick (included) to gently rake up the frogs back to create a lower-pitch cricket chirp. Or lightly tap the nose of the frog with a thick end of the striker to get a resonating note as a wood tone block. Store the striker in the frog's mouth. NOTE: This 6" size frog guiro is large enough to be safe for younger children and strong enough to hold up to the rough handling of children.

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Ear Plugs Noise Reducing - High Fidelity Earplugs for Musician Concert Drummer Percussion DJ and Sleeping - Reusable Comfortable Silicone Protection from Loud Sounds, Noise Cancelling for Men Women

Ear Plugs Noise Reducing - High Fidelity Earplugs for Musician Concert Drummer Percussion DJ and Sleeping - Reusable Comfortable Silicone Protection from Loud Sounds, Noise Cancelling for Men Women

Say goodbye to annoying noise, enjoy the fun of music!
Updated ear plugs, prevent noise and keep listening!
Why to choose us?
- Renovated ear plugs: Strong design and extensive testing makes this ear plugs to absorb noise naturally and fit in ears very nicely. Moreover, a special filter is adopted to filter noise effectively. Maintaining the music and speech signal, the ear plugs are suitable for musicians, beat, drummer, concert, night clubs, and more.
- Extreme filter flexibility: The ear plugs has a unique, soft, comfortable and flexible filter with a three-layer structure design, providing better wearing comfort.
- Extremely comfortable material: The ear plugs perfectly fits the ears according to the shape, and always stays on, which guarantees the best noise reduction function, without uncomfortable pressure on the ears. Materials do not contain any chemical substances, and does not cause any allergic reaction.
- Durable and reusable: can be repeatedly used for a long time, and the dust stains can be cleaned with water (preferably with appropriate soap and warm water). Cleaning does not distort the functionality, and the earbud can be used normally for more than 6 to 30 months.
Forget about the ringing of ears after a night of clubbing, or after attending a rock concert, or even after a jamming session with friends, because deftget earplugs are here to protect your ears from hearing loss without compromising on quality of sound.

The package contains:
- 1 of white filter with noise reduction ratio NRR 26dB
- 2 pairs of differently sized earplug shells to allow the best fit possible
- 1 pair of ear plug cable
- 1 water-proof metal case
- 1 travel ear plugs box
- Official EN352-2:2002 certified
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Meinl Percussion Drum Stick Bag with Extra Outside Pocket and Floor Tom Hooks – for Mallets, Brushes and Other Common Accessories As Well, (MSB-1)

Meinl Percussion Drum Stick Bag with Extra Outside Pocket and Floor Tom Hooks – for Mallets, Brushes and Other Common Accessories As Well, (MSB-1)

MEINL stick bags offer plenty of room for you to carry multiple pairs of sticks, mallets, and brushes - whatever you need for a successful gig or rehearsal. The external pockets are great for storing drum accessories like keys, felts, and miscellaneous tools for on the spot fixes. These carrying bags are durable enough for even the toughest of road warriors. It is part of Meinl's mission to ensure easy transportation and protection of your instruments and gear.

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Meinl Mini Cajon Box Drum with Internal Snares, Baltic Birch Wood Miniature Size, Made in Europe 2-YEAR WARRANTY (SCAJ1LB-NT)

Meinl Mini Cajon Box Drum with Internal Snares, Baltic Birch Wood Miniature Size, Made in Europe 2-YEAR WARRANTY (SCAJ1LB-NT)

Introducing the new MEINL Mini-Cajon! With all the features of a full size Cajon, the Mini-Cajon is fun to play and will look great on your desk or coffee table with an Almond Birch body and Natural Birch front plate. The Mini-Cajons from Meinl Percussion are fun to play and easy to carry around. At 14 cm tall, these miniature versions are about 1/6 the size of a normal Cajon. They are made of birch wood that is known for its excellent musical tone (made famous in drum set shell construction). The extra thin front plate is responsive to the lightest finger rolls. Enjoy spontaneous jam sessions at home or at work. The Mini-Cajon is also a great gift idea.

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