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Percussion: History and Development

History and Development

Books, magazines and journals on the history and development of percussion and drumming




Selected books from the library's collection
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The Big Beat: Conversations With Rock's Great Drummers by Max Weinberg with Robert Santelli
ML3534 .W448 1991  Check Availability
Image:Percussion_the_big_beat.jpg From the publisher:
"This much sought-after work has been re-issued after years of being unavailable! In The Big Beat, Max Weinberg speaks to 14 pioneers of rock drumming. Included are fantastic interviews with Hal Blaine, Earl Palmer, DJ Fontana, Levon Helm, Jim Keltner, Charlie Watts, Ringo Starr, Roger Hawkins, Bernard Purdie, Dino Danelli, Kenney Jones, Russ Kunkle, Dave Clark and Johnny Bee."
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The Drummer's Time: Conversations With the Great Drummers of Jazz by Rick Mattingly
ML394 .M277 1998  Check Availability
Image:Percussion_the_drummer's_time.jpg‎ From the publisher:
"As Jack DeJohnette says, 'It is definitely the time for drummers to make their contribution.' And the place is in The Drummer's Time. This book features classic interviews with the legendary drummers who have defined contemporary jazz, taken from the pages of Modern Drummer magazine."
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Give the Drummers Some!: The Great Drummers of R&B, Funk & Soul by Jim Payne
ML399 .P38 1996  Check Availability
Image:Percussion_give_the_drummers_some.jpg‎ From the publisher:
"The story of the rhythmic revolution of R&B, funk, and soul, as told by the drummers themselves. Includes interviews, discographies, rare photos, transcriptions, and an accompanying CD with over 90 drum set rhythms."
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The Great Jazz Drummers by Ron Spagnardi
ML399 .S63 1992  Check Availability
Image:Percussion_the_great_jazz_drummers.jpg‎ From the publisher:
"The Great Jazz Drummers is an excellent reference for any drummer or jazz enthusiast. It features biographies and photos of 62 influential drummers, as well as a soundsheet featuring 16 artists to demonstrate the gradual progression of jazz drumming through seven decades."
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The Latin Beat: The Rhythms & Roots of Latin Music From Bossa Nova to Salsa and Beyond by Ed Morales
ML3475 .M67 2003  Check Availability
Image:Percussion_the_latin_beat.jpg‎ From the publisher:
"New York-based music and cultural critic Morales (Living in Spanglish) has written one of the best short histories of Latin American music since the 1979 classic The Latin Tinge by John Storm Roberts."
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Percussion Instruments and Their History by James Blades
ML1030 .B53 1992  Check Availability
Image:Percussion_percussion_instruments_and_their_history.jpg‎ From the publisher:
"The definitive history of all things percussion. On publication in 1970 it was quickly welcomed as the standard work on its subject and has remained so."
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The Drum Book: A History of the Rock Drum Kit by Geoff Nicholls
ML1035 .N53 2008  Check Availability
Image:Drum_Book_Geoff_Nicholls.jpg‎ From Google Books:
"The Drum Book tells the story of the rock drum kit, from the moment Ringo Starr began to thrash his Ludwigs to the diverse styles of today's players. This expanded and updated edition celebrates in loving detail the music and the drummers that inspired change and invention, and in doing so, changed the sound of music forever."
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Guide to Vintage Drums by John Aldridge
ML1035 .A54 1994  Check Availability
Image:Guide_To_Vintage_Drums.jpg‎ From Google Books:
"Written by the publisher of Not So Modern Drummer magazine, this is an essential guide for collectors-to-be that want to shop around, or for current collectors to discover drums outside their area of interest. Includes many photos."
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The Rogers Book by Rob Cook
ML424.R64 C66 1999  Check Availability
Image:Rogers_Book_Rob_Cook.jpg‎ From
"In this book, author Rob Cook gives the complete history of the Rogers Drum Company... The Rogers Book covers the company's east coast beginnings, the Covington, OH era, English Rogers, the CBS era, and much more. It includes a list of Rogers endorsees, a comprehensive guide for dating equipment, a color section showing old catalogs and drum colors, the parts listings from all Rogers catalogs, a list of current resources, and lots of photographs throughout. This is a must-have for all drum enthusiasts!"
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A History and Analysis of Jazz Drumming by Theodore Dennis Brown
ML1035 .B76 1976  Check Availability
Image:No_cover_image_available-SCORES.jpg From the book:
Table of Contents: "I. African Influence on Jazz Drumming. II. Military and Dance Drumming in Nineteenth-Century America. III. Jazz Drumming: The Beginnings. IV. The Ragtime Drummer. V. Jazz Drumming in the 1920s: The New Orleans Musicians. VI. Jazz Drumming in the 1920s: Chicago. VII. Gene Krupa VIII. Jazz Drumming in the 1930s. IX. Bop Drumming: The Beginning."
The Music of Santería: Traditional Rhythms of the Batá Drums by John Amira & Steven Cornelius
ML3565 .A65 1991  Check Availability
Image:Music_of_Santeria.jpg‎ From
"Santeria is an Afro-Latin religion with roots in both African and Catholic traditions. This is the only English-language study of Santeria's sacred rhythms, with performance instructions and social history. Included are many musical transcriptions of the sacred prayers or salute rhythms of Santeria, known as the Oru del Igbodu."
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Magazines and Journals on Drumming and Percussion

Selected magazines from the library's collection

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Drum Business 
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Image:No cover image available-MAGAZINE.jpg From the catalog:
"The information source for the drum industry." The library has copies of this magazine from 1996 - 2007.
Drum Corps International: The Magazine of Marching Music's Major League 
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Image:Percussion_Drum_Corps_International.jpg‎ Item information:
The library has copies of this magazine from 2008 - Present.
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Image:Percussion_Drum!.jpg‎ From the publisher's website:
"DRUM! combines a street smart approach to news and reviews with a focus on today’s hot drummers and a nod to styles and artists of the past."
Modern Drummer 
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Image:Percussion_Modern_Drummer.jpg‎ Item Information:
The library has copies of this magazine from 1997 - Present.
Percussion News 
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Image:Percussion_percussion_news.jpg From the Percussive Arts Society website:
"Percussion News, the Percussive Arts Society's newsletter, provides timely news and information about percussion performances and events around the world, and Society news. Percussion News is published in February, April, June, August, October, and December."
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Image:No cover image available-MAGAZINE.jpg Item Information:
The library has copies of this magazine from 1968 - 1980.
Percussive Notes 
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Image:Percussion_percussive_notes.jpg From the Percussive Arts Society website:
"Percussive Notes is the journal of the Percussive Arts Society. Published in January, March, May, July, September and November, this journal is written for professional and student percussionists. Regular sections are devoted to drumset, marching percussion, world percussion, keyboard, symphonic percussion, education, technology, health and wellness, research and reviews."
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Image:Percussion_Rhythm.jpg From the publisher's website:
"Rhythm is the UK's best selling drum magazine. Containing exclusive interviews with professional drummers, features covering every aspect of drumming."