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. 58, No. 2 - April 2020


✎ Remembering Neil Peart
✎ In Memoriam: Neil Peart
✎ Neil Peart in His Own Words: The Inspiration Behind Taking Center Stage
✎ Neil Peart in His Own Words: So Many Smiles at KoSA
✎ “La Villa Strangiato” transcription
✎ Dagomba Rhythms for Drum Set
✎ Comfort Sound® Drumming: Successfully adapting the traditional drum circle for hospitalized cancer patients and their caregivers
✎ The Lion’s Roar: Origins and Usage in Ensemble Literature
✎ Publishing Outside of PAS: Journals of Interest to the Scholarly Percussionist
✎ Rethinking the Rudiments: Evolutionary vs. systematic approaches
✎ Inside the Musical Mind of Marc Mellits
✎ Beyond Borders: Dave Samuels and the Caribbean Jazz Project
✎ 2019 PAS Composition Contest

The April 2020 issue of Percussive Notes is available to everyone. No membership required.

*Must be a PAS Member at the VIP or All Access level.

Remembering Neil Peart

Special thanks to Hudson Music for creating this great tribute video.

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