Mark Shelton / PercussionHow To:Pillow Practice, Traditional Grip, Matched Grip, Flam Positioningby Mark Sheltonhttp://www.marksheltonmusic.com/
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10 Ways to Better Manage and Direct Your Percussionists
Ryan R. Laney
Before I begin, let me say that this article is not designed to address specific percussion playing techniques, grips, dampening techniques, or even specific conducting techniques. This article is instead designed to help you as a conductor (and likely non-percussionist) help your percus ...
The Basics of Teaching Technique and Musicianship to the Non-Mallet Player
Daniel BryanPitopia Percussion
Many bands run into the same problem at the start of band camp when it comes to the front ensemble: My best mallet players graduated last year, and the junior high “percussionists” are all headed for the drumline. I’ve got my principa ...
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The Positive Benefits of Indoor Percussion Competition
by Daniel P. Fyffe, Director of Bands, Franklin Central High School
I must admit, when I decided to enter my unit into indoor competition with Winter Guard International (WGI), I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. “Would this be too muc ...
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Pro-Mark Introduces Two New Marching Models
September 1, 2006
Pro-Mark Corporation, the world's largest manufacturer dedicated exclusively to the design, production, and distribution of drumsticks, mallets, and percussion accessories announces the addition of two new marching snare drumstick models.
Designed by drum corps legend Dennis DeLucia, the two n ...
Basic Techniques for Concert Percussionists
David Taylor is a professional percussionist and recording artist in the Detroit and Chicago areas. He is also a percussion instructor at Wayne State University.
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Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Sticks and Mallets
Q. As a percussion student, why do I need my own sticks and mallets?A. As with all large instruments, the school provides the instrument. However, it is the responsibility of the student to provide the meansto play that instrument. For example: Tuba players provide their own mouthpiece ...
Grip, Stroke, and Sound Production
By Josh Gottry
Just like the basics of basketball are dribbling, the chest pass, and free throws, the basics of performance on a keyboard percussion instrument are the grip, the stroke, and proper sound production. Without these basics, every other aspect will suffer. With proper technique, all aspects of your playing wil ...