The Complete Percussionist





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Published on Feb 8, 2012

"The Complete Percussionist includes a diverse set of topics for the percussionist including pitched and non-pitched instruments. From rudimentary snare playing to auxiliary percussion techniques, percussionists will find this instructional video useful. Timpani technique is also covered in this exceptional volume of the instructional video series.

0:23 -- Keyboard Percussion --
0:57 Marimba
9:44 Xylophone
13:47 Chimes
16:05 Vibraphone
19:57 Bells

24:32 -- Timpani --
26:22 Set-up
27:39 Body Position
28:52 Grips
30:59 Mallet Position
31:50 Mallet Types
32:54 Stroke
34:39 Dynamics
35:30 Rolls
41:37 Tuning
44:29 Intonation
44:57 Interval Recognition
45:27 Pitch Adjustment
46:55 Pedaling
48:57 Sticking (Crossing)
50:07 Sticking (Shifting)
51:45 Sticking (Doubling)
53:19 Dampening
55:08 Muffling
56:25 Mallet Selection

59:36 -- Snare Drum --
1:02:03 Grip
1:05:24 Wrist Stroke
1:09:13 Accents
1:13:55 Rolls
1:24:03 Flams
1:26:41 Ruffs
1:28:33 Four Stroke Ruff

1:34:20 -- Accessories --
1:37:02 Triangle
1:47:57 Tambourine
2:02:51 Bass Drum
2:08:08 Crash Cymbals
2:12:48 Suspended Cymbal
2:16:22 Bass Drum Cymbal Attachment

Online resources mentioned in the video: http://www.armyfieldband.com/pages/ed...

The United States Army Field Band is the premier touring musical representative for the United States Army. Its four main components, the Concert Band, Soldiers' Chorus, Jazz Ambassadors, and The Volunteers, travel thousands of miles each year presenting a variety of music to audiences throughout the nation and around the world. Public concerts, school assemblies, clinics, festivals, and radio and television appearances are all part of the Army Field Band's schedule.

This educational clinic series is designed to share knowledge with America's young musicians and to aid teachers by focusing on specific musical areas. New educational materials are added to our collection each year.

Check out our full Educational Video Series!
The Saxophone Standard http://www.armyfieldband.com/pages/ed...
Flute Fundamentals http://www.armyfieldband.com/pages/ed...
Trombone: A Player's Guide http://www.armyfieldband.com/pages/ed...
A Trumpeter's Resource http://www.armyfieldband.com/pages/ed...
Horn Playing Past & Present http://www.armyfieldband.com/pages/ed...
Tuba and Euphonium http://www.armyfieldband.com/pages/ed...
Understanding the Oboe http://www.armyfieldband.com/pages/ed...
Inside the Big Band http://www.armyfieldband.com/pages/ed...
Bassoon Basics http://www.armyfieldband.com/pages/ed...
Improving Your Clarinet Section http://www.armyfieldband.com/pages/ed...
The Joy of Singing http://www.armyfieldband.com/pages/ed...


For more information, visit our website or contact:
Educational Activities Coordinator
The United States Army Field Band
4214 Field Band Drive
STE 5330
Fort Meade, Maryland 20755-7055

Comments • 165

I'm a tuba player and I gotta say, percussionists don't get enough respect. They're vitally important to any large ensemble.
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"Contrary to your music director's opinion, this part is never loud enough." Funny story, in HS marching band my friend had a chime part that our director thought was always too quiet, so during a rehearsal he told him to play as loud as he could as if he were trying to break the chimes. It only took him a few minutes to break the metal wire that was holding them in place. When he told the director, his response was "good job." At least we finally got new chimes :)
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It's a corny girl
As for the timpani tunings, my music instructor like us to tune with ear and I have doubts about myself tuning with ear, and I have no much experience with timpani itself. Do you have any tips?
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Why have we raised a generation of drummers instead of percussonists? By this I mean those who only understand and aspire to drums as opposed to those who aspire to being well rounded musicians? BTW, I am a total non-musician trying to comment on a musician's world.
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The United States Army Field Band
Go to our website ArmyFieldBand . com and click on Education->Educational Resources->Instructional Video Series->The Complete Percussionist. You will find the exercises in pdf format.
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Find a private teacher and see what you can do. It's never too late.
Michael Gunnink
Like if you didn't watch the whole video without skipping though it.
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20:00 amazing
little lily
What a useful and kind video!!Thank u!! すごい親切な動画。パーカッショニストじゃないけど勉強になる!ありがとう!
Alan Prescott
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