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Author Name:    BECK, John H., (ed.)

Title:   Encyclopedia of Percussion : Garland Reference Library of the Humanities 947

Publisher:    Garland Publishing, New York & London, 1995, ISBN:0824047885 

Seller ID:   112802

BECK, John H., (ed.). Encyclopedia of Percussion. New York & London : Garland Publishing, Inc. (1995). Pp (4),v-xi,(3),3-436. 8vo, red cloth boards, cream cloth spine, gilt lettering to front, red lettering to spine. Volume 947 in the Garland Reference Library of the Humanities series. An illustrated reference to percussion instruments and music, the bulk of which consistsof 28 articles on specific topics giving references to further reading. 3, 000 musical terms and forms are defined, terms are noted in English, German, French and Italian, when relevant, and practical tips are given on the use of a range of instruments. Encyclopedia of Percussion:,2nd edition, updates and enlarges the only comprehensive encyclopedia covering all of the major percussion instruments, the volume is divided into 4 major sections: an alphabetical dictionary of percussion instruments and terms; illustrations of key percussion instruments; longer, individual articles on key members of the percussion family, from Bass Drum to Xylophone, written by leading percussionists and scholars; and finally, several appendices of terms and symbols and a comprehensive bibliography. This new edition is expanded to include new research in the field as well as increased coverage of electronic and world percussion instruments. Contents: Alphabetical listing of percussion instruments and terms -- Illustrations of percussion instruments -- Articles. The Basel drum -- The bass drum -- Brazil : percussion instruments --Calfskin heads : their history and manufacture -- Castanets -- Cymbals -- The drum set : a history -- Drum set players -- Electronic percussion -- Janissary music (Turkish music) -- The kettledrum -- Latin-American percussion -- Latin percussionists -- The marimba in Mexico and related areas -- Multiple percussion -- Percussion and dance -- Percussion ensembles -- The Percussive Arts Society : an historical perspective -- The plastic drumhead : its history and development -- The rope-tensioned drum in America -- The snare drum -- Steel band/pan -- The tambourine -- The tambourin provencal -- The triangle -- The vibraphone, vibraharp, and vibes -- Vibraphone players -- The xylophone -- Appendix A. Selections from Morris Arnold Lang and Larry Spivack, The dictionary of percussion terms ; Symbols ; Range of mallet instruments -- Appendix B. Table of percussion instruments and terms in English, French, German, and Italian -- Appendix C. Published writings on methods for percussion. Ex library with usual library stamps, &c. Lighlt rubbed covers, else very good, clean. 60.00


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