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. 3 - June 2021

June2021Cov_300 The Kanjira and Carnatic Music: An interview with Professor Trichy Sankaran by Ken Shorley
 Decoding John Cage’s Early Percussion Music  by Eric T. Shuster
 Beginning Students Need Advanced Teachers
 Owner’s Manual for the Drummer’s Heart
 Interpretation and Expression Global, Unique and Ambitious: Vibraphonist Profiles, part 2
 Selecting and Refining an Article Topic for Publication
 I Wanna Spread the News: James Gadson on Bill Withers’ “Use Me”
 Lessons from Buster Bailey
 The Premiere of “Ionisation”: Location, Location, Location
 Foundational Rhythms for Drum Circles
 Rudimental Percussion in the Concert Hall
 Safe and Accurate In-Ear Solutions in the Electro-Acoustic Environment
 The New Paul Price Collection in the PAS Archives 





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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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