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. 2 - May 2019


✎ The African American Experience in Orchestral Percussion in the 21st Century
✎ The Noble Snare, Revisited
✎ Bob Fosse Dancin’ to “Ionisation”
✎ Terms Used in Percussion Thunder and Lightning
✎ Teaching the Gen-Z Percussionist
✎ Morphing Doubles with Open/Close Technique
✎ Prepared Marimba: A systematic approach to sound exploration via prepared marimba 
✎ Entering the Conversation: Finding Information in the Library and Online for Percussion Research
✎ Background and Influence of Carlos Chávez’s “Toccata for Percussion”
✎  Finding Creativity: Avoiding Exoticism in World Percussion
✎  Matt Jordan: Pushing the Envelope in Marching Percussion
✎ Functional 5’s and 7’s 
✎ How to Destroy Your Skills 
✎ J. C. Deagan Master Lite-Wate Xylophone, Model 830


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