Modern Etudes and Studies for the Total Percussionist (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780199389148

Chris Colaneri
204 Pages
Spiral Bound
216 x 279 mm
Pub date
Nov 2015
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In Modern Etudes and Studies for the Total Percussionist, band director and percussionist Chris Colaneri lays out a comprehensive system of total percussion education. The lessons are gleaned from interviews, research, and the nearly two decades he has spent directing middle school band and percussion ensembles. Where the first edition of the book addressed total percussion education for the seventh-grade student and included simple audio examples and practice tracks, this expanded second edition meets needs of sixth- through eighth-grade percussion students, helping them develop intermediate skills for future participation in a high school or extracurricular band setting. Music examples throughout are carefully sized for easy reading, and students will find more information about equipment they should own, world percussion techniques, and famous percussionists. Developed with the practical needs of percussion teachers in mind, Modern Etudes has been extensively classroom tested and provides key teaching aids that will be welcomed by every band director. These include a curriculum guide and practice assignment sheets for all three grades; practice tips; and exercises and etudes for snare, mallet, set, and timpani. Recordings and practice tracks are available on the book's companion website.


1. Basics of Music
2. Snare Drum
3. Keyboard Percussion
4. Timpani
5. Traps
6. Drum Set
7. World Percussion
Bucket Busters
How to Play Chord Changes
Final Thoughts
More Percussionists You Should Know
About The Author

About the author: 

Chris Colaneri is Director of Middle School Band and Percussion Ensemble, Columbia Middle School (Berkeley Heights, NJ) and President of the New Jersey Music Percussion Educators Association.

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