The development and evaluation of selected instructional materials for teaching percussion instruments in the beginning band class

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Andrew Conrath Preston (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Harold Abeles

Abstract: The purposes of the study were to investigate the current status of beginning percussionists in selected schools in Eastern North Carolina; to develop a book which would supplement the beginning snare drum method often found in the public schools; and to examine experimentally the effect of: 1) this book, 2) piano background, 3) the student's sex, and 4) instrument grouping on the musical development of these beginning percussionists. Documentation indicates the need for a supplementary book to parallel the basic drum method book used in the beginning band class. From the beginning, this book should call for a variety of commonly used percussion instruments and a variety of techniques for playing them. Through the use of such a supplemental book, young drummers may better prepare to play the band and orchestra literature and the growing body of percussion ensemble materials. The book Flexible Percussion Ensembles was written by the author to meet these needs of the beginning percussionist.

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Language: English
Date: 1975
Percussion instruments $x Instruction and study
Percussion instruments $v Studies and exercises $x Evaluation

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