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.

Percussive Notes is an international, peer-reviewed journal published by the Percussive Arts Society. It features scholarly articles representing performance practices, research, pedagogy, and historical information in all areas of percussion, as well as reviews of performance literature, method books, recordings, and videos relevant to the study and performance of percussion.

Vol. 57, No. 5 - November 2019


✎ 2019 Hall of Fame: Frank Epstein, Ralph Hardimon, Elayne Jones, Michael Rosen
Pehe From a Tahitian Treasure
✎ Terms Used in Percussion: The Percussion of Puccini, Part One
✎ Morphing Doubles with Open/Close Technique, Part Two
✎ The Percussion Literature Class: A Survey of Common Practices
✎ Vibraphone Voicings
✎ Dave Samuels Reflects on Caribbean Jazz Project
✎ Musculoskeletal Disorders and the Percussionist
✎ Challenges and Rewards with Teaching Adult Students
✎ The Advancing the Art: Scott Deal and “The Percussion Computer Media Collection”

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