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. 5 - October 2020


 Colin Currie’s PASIC Debut
 David Garibaldi : Creativity and Process
 Scholarly Research Lightning Talks
 Angela Zator Nelson : Sticks, Strokes, and Styles: Interpreting orchestral (xylophone) performance
 PAS Leadership Academy Session: Permission to Screw Up With Kristen Hadeed
 PASIC 2020 Health & Wellness Session: Helping young musicians with mental health & wellness issues ✎ Show Me (How to Get) the Money: A Look at New Federal Funds for Music Education
 Freelancing, Networking, and Just Being Chill
 Dr. Christopher Butler : Live Looping Unlocked Electronic Performance Techniques with Ableton Live
  Zero to Sixty: The Cavaliers Past, Present, Future
 An Introduction to the Batá Drums, and an Interview with Master Drummer Joseito Fernandez Hernandez

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Associate Editors

Drum Set: David Stanoch
Education: Aaron T. Smith
Health & Wellness: Dr. Darin Workman
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
Michael Rosen
Dr. Kurt Gartner
World Percussion: 
Dr. Shane Jones
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Publications Production Manager

Rick Mattingly
Senior Editor

Paul Buyer
Editorial Director

Julie Hill
Editorial Director

Jason Baker
Associate Editor
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