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Percussion instruments and their history / James Blades.

By: Blades, James.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Frederick A. Praeger, 1970Description: 509 p., [72] p. of plates : ill., music ; 26 cm.Subject(s): Percussion instrumentsDDC classification: 789/.01
Contents:
Metric conversion table and staff notation chart -- 1. Origins of percussion. Early instruments -- Rattles -- Stampers -- Scrapers -- Clappers -- 2. The drum. A step forward -- African drums, drumming and drummers -- Drum making and ritual -- Modus operandi -- 3. The primitive xylophone. Africa and metal instruments -- 4. Percussion instruments of China and the Far East. Gongs -- Metallophones -- Cymbals -- The skin drum -- Wood drums -- Clappers and bells -- 5. Japan -- 6. India and Tibet -- 7. Mesopotamia and Egypt. Drums -- Clappers -- Sistra -- Bells -- Cymbals -- 8. Greece and Rome -- 9. Arabia and Persia -- 10. Mediaeval and renaissance Europe. Triangle -- Cymbals -- Castanets -- Friction drums -- Tambourine -- Chime bells -- Dulcimer -- Xylophone -- Drums -- Tabor -- Side drum -- 11. Nakers and kettledrums. Kettledrums -- The instruments -- 12. The classical orchestra -- 13. The romantic orchestra: 1 -- 14. The romantic orchestra: 2 -- 15. Techniques of contemporary percussion. The timpani -- The bass drum -- The side drum -- The tenor drum -- The tabor -- Cymbals -- The tam-tam -- The tambourine -- Castanets -- The triangle -- Wood blocks -- Sleigh bells -- Cowbells -- Exotics -- The tuned percussion -- The glockenspiel -- The bells -- The xylophone -- The marimba -- The vibraphone -- 16. Composers' use of modern percussion -- Appendices : 1. The Americas -- 2. The Latin American orchestra -- 3. Changing styles in light music -- 4. Use of percussion in education -- 5. Inventions and patents -- 6. Glossary of principal terms.
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Metric conversion table and staff notation chart -- 1. Origins of percussion. Early instruments -- Rattles -- Stampers -- Scrapers -- Clappers -- 2. The drum. A step forward -- African drums, drumming and drummers -- Drum making and ritual -- Modus operandi -- 3. The primitive xylophone. Africa and metal instruments -- 4. Percussion instruments of China and the Far East. Gongs -- Metallophones -- Cymbals -- The skin drum -- Wood drums -- Clappers and bells -- 5. Japan -- 6. India and Tibet -- 7. Mesopotamia and Egypt. Drums -- Clappers -- Sistra -- Bells -- Cymbals -- 8. Greece and Rome -- 9. Arabia and Persia -- 10. Mediaeval and renaissance Europe. Triangle -- Cymbals -- Castanets -- Friction drums -- Tambourine -- Chime bells -- Dulcimer -- Xylophone -- Drums -- Tabor -- Side drum -- 11. Nakers and kettledrums. Kettledrums -- The instruments -- 12. The classical orchestra -- 13. The romantic orchestra: 1 -- 14. The romantic orchestra: 2 -- 15. Techniques of contemporary percussion. The timpani -- The bass drum -- The side drum -- The tenor drum -- The tabor -- Cymbals -- The tam-tam -- The tambourine -- Castanets -- The triangle -- Wood blocks -- Sleigh bells -- Cowbells -- Exotics -- The tuned percussion -- The glockenspiel -- The bells -- The xylophone -- The marimba -- The vibraphone -- 16. Composers' use of modern percussion -- Appendices : 1. The Americas -- 2. The Latin American orchestra -- 3. Changing styles in light music -- 4. Use of percussion in education -- 5. Inventions and patents -- 6. Glossary of principal terms.

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