Percussion Instruments: Purchasing, Maintenance, Troubleshooting and More

by Stephen Primatic

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Percussion Instruments: Purchasing, Maintenance, Troubleshooting and More

by Stephen Primatic. ISBN 978-1-57463-132-6; $14.95.

 

Why does that snare drum sound like a cardboard box?

Why don’t the pedals on the timpani stay in position?

What kind of cymbals should I buy for a drum set?

Why does the bass drum rattle when struck?

These and countless other questions are answered in this comprehensive text for anyone who deals with percussion instruments. If you have ever struggled with questions on purchasing, maintaining, troubleshooting or storing your percussion instruments then this book will provide you with a wealth of information on these topics and more!

Topics include:

  • Purchasing—when it is smart to spend a bit more and where you can save
  • Maintaining—changing heads, installing snares
  • Troubleshooting—common problems and their solutions
  • Repair—restoring a cracked cymbal, restringing a keyboard instrument
  • Storage—how to protect your instruments and mallets
  • Stick and mallet selection—what to use for each instrument
  • Concert band and jazz band—setting up the percussion section
  • Building a percussion tool kit—what to include



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