Percussive Notes

Percussive Notes is the official journal of the Percussive Arts Society, exclusive to PAS Members. Published in February, April, June, August, October (PASIC® Preview Edition) and December 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. 59, No. 6 - December 2021

December2021Cov_300px Practicing, Playing and Improvising on Drum Set: Fifty Years of Random Thoughts
 The Cymbal part to “La Mer”
 “The Innocents”: At the Intersection of Music and Social Justice Advocacy
 Which Note Goes on Which Drum? A How-To Timpani Guide for Band Directors
 Reducing Performance Anxiety
 Revisiting “Mourning Dove Sonnet”: Social Scripts and Stage Directions
 Marimba FUNdamentals: The Double Vertical Stroke’s Power of Learning
 Advanced Bass Drum Splits
 Immortalized in Sheet Music: Tips for Composers Trying to get their First Acceptance Letter
 A Practical Pedagogy for MIDI Keyboard Percussion
 Ray Green and Casey Jones: Inventories and Folklore
 La Conga Santiaguera – A Quick Trip to Cuba’s “East Side”



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Associate Editors

Drum Set: David Stanoch
Education: Aaron T. Smith
Health & Wellness: Dr. Darin Workman
Interactive Drumming: Kim Brower
Keyboard: Gloria Yehilevsky
Marching/Rudimental: Dr. Gene Fambrough

Professional Development: Dr. Dan Piccolo
Research: Dr. Lisa Rogers and Dr. James Strain
Selected Reviews: 
Dr. Jason Colby Baker
Symphonic: 
Michael Rosen
Technology: 
Dr. Kurt Gartner
World Percussion: 
Dr. Shane Jones
Contact Information

Hillary Henry
Publications Production Manager
hhenry@pas.org

Rick Mattingly
Senior Editor
rmattingly@pas.org

Paul Buyer
Editorial Director
pbuyer@pas.org

Julie Hill
Editorial Director
jhill@pas.org

Jason Baker
Associate Editor
jbaker@colled.msstate.edu
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Fax: (317) 974-4499
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