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. 61, No. 4 - August 2023


August2023Cover_300px2023 HALL OF FAME
Hurtado Brothers Royal Marimba Band
Johnny Lee Lane . Mike Mainieri
Arthur Press . Ney Rosauro
Viola Smith

✎ The First to Arrive and the Last to Leave. How to Get a Percussion Gig…and get Called Back for the Next One
✎ Your BFF: J. S. Bach
✎ In Tribute to Ralph Humphrey: “Alonzo”
✎ Selecting the “Right” Percussion Ensemble Literature
✎ Joe Torres: The Godfather of Latin Jazz
✎ Sound the Alarm: Protecting Your Ears from Drumming’s Dangerous Decibels 
✎ The Kettledrummer’s Art 
✎ Connections: Basic Concepts of Electronics 
✎ Deagan Organ Chimes 


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Associate Editors

Drum Set: David Stanoch
Education: Aaron T. Smith
Health & Wellness: Dr. Stephen Workman
Interactive Drumming: Dr. Robert Damm
Keyboard: Gloria Yehilevsky and Nancy Zeltsman
Marching/Rudimental: Kyle Forsthoff

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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Rick Mattingly
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