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  Tuned percussion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tuned percussion is a term meant to differentiate certain percussion instruments that are meant to produce a definite pitch from the myriad others that are not.
The term tuned percussion is also used to refer to the wider class of all percussion instruments which produce a definite pitch.
Strictly speaking, the piano and the celesta are also tuned percussion instruments, because of the fact that their sound is produced by percussive means.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tuned_percussion   (193 words)

 Caribbean Percussion Traditions
Percussion is a crucial component of the religion, in that it is the vehicle through which devotees communicate with the orishas (deities).
Orisha percussion generally accompanies singing in which deities are praised and invited to descend upon their devotees.
Another type of Indo-Caribbean percussion is the tassa ensemble, which includes conical tassa drums, a double-headed bass drum and a jhanj (a large pair of cymbals).
www.historical-museum.org /exhibits/carib/carib.htm   (1369 words)

 Percussion Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Some percussion instruments play not only rhythm, but also melody and harmony.
The two major categories are membranophones, which add timbre to the sound of being struck, such as drums, and idiophones, which sound of themselves, such as the triangle.
Most percussion instruments have a distinct tone; even drums are tuned.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/p/pe/percussion.html   (295 words)

 PERCUSSION FAQS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Percussion instruments can be divided into 2 categories: definite pitch and indefinite pitch or as Cecil Forsyth claims: "musical" and "unmusical" respectively.
The primary unmusical, eh¸ indefinite pitch percussion instruments are the snare drum (a.k.a.: side or military drum), tenor drum, tom-toms (timbales), high-hat cymbals, mounted crash cymbals and suspended cymbal.
Finally, though we shall deal with percussion instruments and keyboard percussion instruments separately, beginning percussionists in the concert band have to learn both simultaneously (thus the beginning player has to learn complicated snare drum patterns, the bass drum and usually orchestra bells).
home.earthlink.net /~poboycorre/be11000.htm   (852 words)

 Percussion: Areas of Study: School of Music: Indiana University
The IU School of Music provides students in the Department of Percussion the opportunity to gain experience in a wide variety of musical settings, including symphony, opera, and ballet orchestras; concert and marching bands; percussion, steel pan, and hand drumming ensembles; jazz bands and combos; and the new music ensemble.
Percussion students working toward the Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies and the Master of Music in Jazz Studies study with a renowned jazz artist/faculty member.
Students pursuing the Bachelor of Music Education with an emphasis on percussion study with a faculty member who is well known nationally as a percussion educator.
www.music.indiana.edu /academics/study/percussion.shtml   (220 words)

 HyperMusic -- Musical Instruments: Percussion
The xylophone, glockenspiel, marimba, vibraphone,and timpani are all tuned percussion instruments.
Other percussion instruments that do not produce a definite pitch are generally termed unpitched percussion.
Some of these instruments which add colour to an ensemble are the triangle, gong, castanets, rattle, cowbell, woodblock, tambourine, maracas, claves, and whistles.
www.hypermusic.ca /inst/perc.html   (130 words)

 Persian Percussion Encyclopaedia
Chaghaneh: A kind of percussion instrument that is made of small dried gourd, which includes gravel stones.
Saz-e-fulad: A kind of percussion instrument that is made up of 35 metallic plates with different sizes.
Kubei means percussion and comes from the verb Kubidan that means to beat, to strike and so on.
www.drumdojo.com /world/persia/persian_perc_encyc.htm   (2455 words)

 Harmony Central: Drums: Manufacturers
Nino Percussion - Drums and percussion instruments for children (in German only at the moment).
Majestic Percussion - Timpanis, concert snares & bass drums, marching drums, bells, and chimes.
Sonor Percussion - Marching snare and bass drums, concert bass drums, timpanis, and other percussion instruments.
www.harmony-central.com /Drums/manufact.html   (3010 words)

 ECU Percussion
The percussion studio at East Carolina University is one of the most dynamic in the School of Music, with 25 students majoring in performance, education, theory/composition, and music therapy.
Percussion students participate in ensembles at the university including University Bands and Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Marching Pirates, the Percussion Players, and the Percussion Ensemble.
Jonathan Wacker includes marimba, vibraphone, orchestral percussion, drumset, ethnic percussion instruments, and training in percussion pedagogy.
www.music.ecu.edu /perc/percmain.html   (131 words)

 Percussion Studies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
In addition to the percussion ensemble, jazz percussion ensemble, and marimba ensemble, students can further their performance skills through participation in Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble/Jazz Combos, New Music Ensemble, and Marching Band.
One of the first groups to blend jazz and world music with percussion, the Jazz Percussion Ensemble was originally founded by Percussion Professor Emeritus, Guy Remonko in 1974.
Under the direction of Roger Braun, director of percussion studies at Ohio University, the Ohio University Percussion Ensemble performs a wide variety of music composed for percussion instruments.
www.ohiou.edu /music/percussion.html   (539 words)

 Percussion Sites
Percussion Overload Links to many aspects of drums and percussion, plus a chat room for percussion discussion.
Percussion at the Royal Northern College of Music Programme and activities of the percussion department of the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, UK.
Soundwave Music Company Purveyors of strung, percussive or electronic musical instruments, new and second-hand, some hand-crafted and exclusive to Soundwave, together with PA amplification systems.
members.aol.com /jazDfunk/Page10.html   (1177 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Percussion instruments such as drums serve as the backbone of almost every kind of music.
From marching bands, and rock and roll bands to steel pan bands (with over one hundred members playing nothing but drums) percussion instruments play a role in almost every type of music.
The first instruments in almost every culture were percussion instruments -- things you beat on -- drums.
www.units.muohio.edu /dragonfly/sounds/drum/mainpage.htmlx   (252 words)

 Axis Percussion
Axis Percussion takes great pride in specializing in precision foot pedals and drum hardware.
Axis Percussion is proud to announce the release of Tim Waterson's World Record Bass Drum Techniques.
Tim pushed Xtreme Drumming to a new level on January 22, 2002 at Musician's Institute in Hollywood, CA where he played an amazing 1407 beats in 60 seconds in double strokes with his feet.
www.axispercussion.com   (160 words)

I began studying African percussion under the Senegalese master drummer David Thiaw at the Jazz Bar on Ontario Street near St. Denis street in Montreal in 1978.
We explored percussion in general and the interaction of drums and piano in particular.
In March 1997 I was invited to join the Montreal group Yoro-Sou who specialized in West-African percussion, song and dance.
cgm.cs.mcgill.ca /~godfried/percussion.html   (870 words)

 Thom Hannum's Mobile Percussion Seminar Website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
An Interview with Thom Hannum, reprinted from Percussive Notes, Journal of the Percussive Arts Society, Vol.
Percussion Arranging Seminar given at the Alabama Music Educators Association meeting January 21-23, 1999 in Tuscaloosa, AL Percussion Orchestration Tips, by Thom Hannum
Included in this article are some fundamental elements of percussion we all use as players and writers.
www.percussion.org /perced.htm   (146 words)

 Drums, percussion en accessoires   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Majestic Percussion - Timpanis, concert snares and bass drums, marching drums, bells, and chimes.
HQ Percussion - Practice pads, drum mufflers, and miscellaneous plastic and foam accessories.
Percussive Innovations - Tone enhancing and muffling pads.
www.emi-online.nl /musiclinks_drums_percussion.html   (2166 words)

 University of Maryland Percussion Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The University of Maryland percussion faculty are active performers in their respective areas of expertise; covering orchestral timpani and percussion, keyboard, drum set, and marching percussion.
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, located on the campus of the University of Maryland, is home to the students and faculty of the School of Music, Department of Theatre, Department of Dance, as well as the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library.
Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Jazz Ensembles, and Percussion Ensemble are among the many ensembles that guarantee a variety of experience for our percussion majors.
www.music.umd.edu /Faculty/tafoya   (262 words)

 Harmony Central: Drums: Other Sites
Percussion Information - Lessons, tips, articles, links, and more.
Percussion Theatre - Marching drum site with chat, images, audio, and links.
Percussion World - Extensive site for marching drummers.
www.harmony-central.com /Drums/sites.html   (1170 words)

 Percussion Music - RHYTHMSCAPE - Publishing, publishers, publications, schlagwerk , schlag, musique, partitions, ...
Percussion Music - RHYTHMSCAPE - Publishing, publishers, publications, schlagwerk, schlag, musique, partitions, rythmique, rythm, ensemble, arrangement, arrangements, sheet, composer, composers, marimba, xylophone, timpani, tympani, vibes, vibraphone, kit, solo, solo drum, drums, drumset, drum kit, duet, trio,quartet
Click here to download a PDF version of the complete percussion music catalogue.
Please welcome the *latest releases* from the Rhythmscape catalogue- Associative Grooves for solo drum kit, commissioned as the test pieces for this year’s Australian Percussion Eisteddfod; CLAVE, an exciting new Latin inspired percussion ensemble work and Djemdang a fusion ensemble work based on African, Indonesian and Western percussion styles.
www.rhythmscape.com.au   (209 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The percussion department offers a program with three primary areas of study: solo marimba/percussion, orchestral percussion, and contemporary chamber music.
, percussion, has premiered over one hundred works, including concertos, chamber music, and solos.
He attended the Cleveland Institute of Music, Toho Gakuen, and South African College of Music and has studied with Cloyd Duff, Keiko Abe, Leigh Howard Stevens and Michael Rosen.
www.yale.edu /schmus/depts/pages/percuss.html   (225 words)

 Percussion Advocates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
We are rapidly expanding our services beyond arranging, composing, and instruction to include publishing and providing a great deal of informational content to the percussion world.
As we progress on this expansion, this website should grow to become the go-to site for band and orchestra directors/conductors, percussionists, and percussion instructors.
A detailed rehearsal schedule will be posted for each school that has a Percussion Advocates instructor, in the News and Info section.
www.percussionadvocates.com   (177 words)

 Rhythm Tech | Percussion Instruments
“Twenty-five years ago, in an effort to simplify my own life as a studio musician, I began Rhythm Tech by redesigning a common percussion instrument in a way that allowed it to become the state-of-the-art for virtually every drummer and percussionist.
Since the introduction of the original Rhythm Tech Tambourine in 1980, we’ve continued our quest to create innovative professional instruments that are unique and easy to play.
While I’ve always had a great respect for the history and traditions of authentic, ethnic and classical percussion, Rhythm Tech’s mission— in the past, the present and the future— is to develop new sounds, instruments and accessories that will help propel music and musicians in exciting new directions.”
www.rhythmtech.com   (180 words)

 Welcome to Ludwig-Drums.com
William, missing the opportunity to work with the actual design and manufacture of percussion instruments which Conn retained in Elkhart, tendered his resignation in 1936 to strike out on his own.
From a purchased building at 1728 North Damen Avenue in Chicago and some of his original workers the new W.F.L. Drum Company was organized in 1937.
The purchase of the Musser Marimba Company, manufacturers of vibes, marimbas, bells, chimes and xylophones, transpired in 1966.
www.ludwig-drums.com   (713 words)

 Percussion Instruments and Drums at The Drum Works
LP Tito Puente 13" & 14" Timbales When Latin Percussion was founded in the 1960's, timbales were only heard in Latin music.
LP Galaxy Giovanni Series Congas The LP Galaxy Giovanni Series Congas are truly the finest wood congas ever created.
Mountain Rythym 13"x25" African Made Djembe Mountain Rythym is known for crafting superior percussion instruments, using only the finest natural materials, and craftsmanship in every drum made.
www.thedrumworks.com   (381 words)

All kinds of hand drums and world percussion.
Specialized manufacturers for Ethnic and Folk winds and percussion since 1938.
We are the manufacturer and Exporter of all kindes of Bag Pipe and Musical Instruments.
www.rstick.cz /percussion.htm   (329 words)

 Drums- Drum Sets,Snare Drums, Electronic Drums, Cymbals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The self-adhesive gel sticks to the surface of drums, cymbals, and most percussion instruments.
This pad utilizes gum rubber on one side, neoprene on the the other and has an eight-sided shape.
Pack of six (6) 1.5" diameter, 5/8" thickness felt cymbal washers protect your cymbals from hardware and wing-nut damage.
www.music123.com /Percussion-d16.music   (1136 words)

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