Percussive Notes

Percussive Notes is the official journal of the Percussive Arts Society, exclusive to PAS Members. Published in March, May, July, September (PASIC® Preview Edition) and November in print and online, this publication is written for professional and student percussionists. Regular sections are devoted to drum set, marching percussion, world percussion, keyboard, symphonic percussion, education, technology, health and wellness, research, and reviews of the latest percussion literature and recordings.

Vol. 57, No. 1 - March 2019


✎ Cultural Bridges Through Rhythm: Indian Percussion and the Drumset with Rohan Krishnamurthy
✎ Evolution of the Drumset in African-American Tradition
✎ Submitting Your Resume for a Professional Orchestra Audition
✎ Composing Suggestions for Vibraphone
✎ The Art of Practice
✎ Introducing the MechDrum™
✎ Brazilian Percussion Instruments Used by Heitor Villa-Lobos: Part 2
✎ The Glockenspiel Part to "Waldweben"
✎ The Portfolio in University Percussion Studies
✎ Snare Drum "Taxonomy": A FUNdamental Approach to Rudiments
✎ Creole Drumming in Belize, and the Drums Not Guns Progressive Youth Movement
✎ + More!

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