The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing PercussionBook - 2009
The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Playing Percussion presents all the instruments in the percussion family, including orchestral/concert percussion, marching percussion, ethnic percussion, mallet instruments, timpani, and the like. This book is for percussion students; drummers who must also play other percussion instruments; conductors, arrangers, and composers who will be working with the percussion section; and general music students studying the percussion family.
Organized by use, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Playing Percussion presents -Essential information about each percussion instrument, including how to play it, making this book a valuable reference resource. The accompanying CD demonstrates each percussion instrument discussed in the book so that students know how each instrument sounds. A proven user-friendly style used in the author's other best-selling music books.
Michael Miller is one of the best-selling authors of music books today. He has written seven music books in the last two decades, among them- The Complete Idiot's Guide ® to Playing Drums , Second Edition, The Complete Idiot's Guide ® to Music Theory , Second Edition, The Complete Idiot's Guide ® to Music History, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Music Composition, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Arranging and Orchestration, and (as co-author) The Complete Idiot's Guide ® to Singing . He has established a reputation for explaining difficult musical concepts to beginning musicians in easy-to-understand language.