The Cambridge Companion to Percussion (Cambridge Companions to Music)

The Cambridge Companion to Percussion (Cambridge Companions to Music)

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Cambridge University Press, 3/10/2016
EAN 9781107472433, ISBN10: 1107472431

Paperback, 326 pages, 24.7 x 17.4 x 1.5 cm
Language: English

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. This book will be a valuable resource for students, percussionists, and all those who want a deeper understanding of percussion music and rhythm.

Introduction Russell Hartenberger
Part I. Orchestral Percussion
1. Timpani traditions and beyond Russell Hartenberger
2. Orchestral percussion in the twenty-first century
concerns and solutions William L. Cahn
Part II. The Development of Percussion Instruments
3. Marimba revolution
mallet instruments, repertoire, and technique in the twenty-first century William Moersch
4. Instrumental ingredients Garry Kvistad
5. The percussion industry Rick Mattingly
6. Virtual drumming
a history of electronic percussion Thomas Brett
Part III. Percussion in Performance
7. Lost and found
percussion chamber music and the modern age Adam Sliwinski
8. Taking center stage
percussionist as soloist Colin Currie
9. Percussion theater
the drama of performance Aiyun Huang
10. Three convergences
a percussionist learns to conduct Steven Schick
Part IV. Composing Music for Percussion Instruments
11. Finding a voice Bob Becker
12. Flexibility as a defining factor Jason Treuting
13. Thoughts on percussion and rhythm Steve Reich
Part V. Drum Sets and Drumming
14. In the pocket
how a drum set player grooves Peter Erskine
15. The 'funky drummer' break
ghost notes, timbre, and popular music drumming Steven F. Pond
16. Way beyond wood and skin
drum sets, drumming, and technology Jeff Packman
Part VI. World Percussion
17. Speaking of rhythm Russell Hartenberger
18. African influences on Western percussion performance and pedagogy B. Michael Williams
19. The Gamelan Beleganjur as Balinese percussion ensemble Michael B. Bakan
Part VII. Percussion and Rhythm
20. Lessons from the laboratory
the musical translation of scientific research on movement Michael Schutz
21. In the beginning was the beat
evolutionary origins of musical rhythm in humans John R. Iversen.