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Percussion Literature and Study Guide

FIRST YEAR
Selected areas of study with appropriate levels of sight reading.
 

SNARE DRUM
Modern School for Snare Drum, Morris Goldenberg
Portraits in Rhythm, Anthony Cirone
Modern Rudimental Swing Solos, Charles Wilcoxon
Stick Control, George Stone  

TIMPANI
The Virtuoso Timpanist, Fred D. Hinger
Musical Studies for the Intermediate Timpanist, Garwood Whaley

KEYBOARD
Keyboard Percussion Technic, Thomas McMillan
Modern School for Xylophone, Vibraphone & Bells, Morris Goldenberg
Rhythmical Articulation, Bona Method of Movement, Leigh Howard
Stevens Instructional Course for Xylophone, G. H. Green
Etude in D Minor, Alice Gomez
Furioso and Valse in D Minor, Hatch Sea Refractions, Mitchel Peters
Selected Xylophone Rags  

MULTIPLE PERCUSSION
Studies in Solo Percussion, Morris Goldenberg, Nick Petrella

DRUMSET
Advanced Techniques for the Modern Percussionist, Jim Chapin Syncopation, Ted Reed
Syncopation and Independence, Dave Black Master Studies, Joe Morello
Studio and Big Band Drumming, Steve Houghton

WORLD PERCUSSION
Series A.I.M Mallets, Meters & Multiple Percussion, Jerry Leake
Drum Circle: A Guide to World Percussion, Kumor/Eduardo

 

SECOND YEAR
Selected areas of study with appropriate levels of sight reading.

SNARE DRUM
Six Unaccompanied Snare Drum Solos, Michael Colgrass
Portraits in Rhythm, Anthony Cirone
Douze Etudes, Jacques Delecluse
50 Contemporary Snare Drum etudes, Alexander Lepak

TIMPANI
The Virtuoso Timpanist, Fred D. Hinger
Solo Timpanist, Vic Firth
Modern School for Timpani, Saul Goodman
Sonata, Ramey

KEYBOARD
Vibraphone Technique, Dave Friedman
Modern School for Xylophone, Vibraphone & Bells, Morris Goldenberg
A Musical Approach to 4 Mallet Technique for Vibraphone, Dave Samuels
Method of Movement, Leigh Howard Stevens
Gitano for Marimba, Alice Gomez
Tambourine Chinois, Fritz Kreisler
Furioso and Valse in D Minor, Hatch
Yellow After the Rain, Mitchel Peters
Seven Children's Songs, Ney Rosauro
Selected Musser Etudes

MULTIPLE PERCUSSION
Contemporary Percussionist, Michael Udow / Chris Watts
Love of L'Histoire, Charles Delancey

DRUMSET
Advanced Funk Studies, Rick Latham
Syncopation, Ted Reed
The Sound of Brushes, Ed Thigpen
Essential Styles Vol. 1, Steve Houghton
Essential Techniques for Drumset, Ed Soph

WORLD PERCUSSION
Series A.I.M Mallets, Afro-American Aspects, Jerry Leake
The Art and Joy of Hand Drumming, John Bergamo
The Fantastic World of Frame Drums, Glen Velez 


THIRD YEAR
Selected areas of study with appropriate levels of sight reading.

SNARE DRUM
Snare Drum Solos, Nexus
Initium III & IV, Jacques Delecluse
Three Dances for Solo Snare Drum, Warren Benson
Selected Orchestral Excerpts

TIMPANI
Eight Pieces for Four Timpani, Elliot Carter
Four Pieces for Timpani, John Bergamo
Sonata for Timpani, John Beck
Selected Orchestral Excerpts

KEYBOARD
Frogs, Keiko Abe
Conversations for Marimba, Akira Miyoshi
Mirror From Another, Dave Friedman
Concertino for Marimba, Paul Creston
Sonatas and Partitas, J. S. Bach
Album for the Young, Peter Illich Tchaikowsky
Sonata for Xylophone, Thomas Pitfield
Etude for a Quiet Hall, Christopher Deane
Selected Orchestral Excerpts

MULTIPLE PERCUSSION
French Suite, William Kraft
Nara, Bill Cahn

DRUMSET
The New Breed, Gary Chester
Creative Coordination for the Performing Drummer, Keith Copeland
Patterns (Vols. 1-4), Gary Chaffee
Afro-Cuban Rhythms for the Drumset, Malabe & Weiner
Drums in the Rhythm Section, Steve Houghton

WORLD PERCUSSION
Clave, Jerry Leake
Conga, Bongo, Timbale Technique, David Charles
The Spirit of Percussion, Airto
The Essence of Playing Congas, Jerry Steinholtz

 

FOURTH YEAR
Selected areas of study with appropriate levels of sight reading.

SNARE DRUM
The Noble Snare, Stuart Smith
Recital Suite, Guy Gauthreaux
Selected Orchestral Excerpts

TIMPANI
Eight Pieces for Four Timpani, Elliot Carter
Canticle, Stanley Leonard
Selected Orchestral Excerpts

KEYBOARD
Michi for Marimba, Keiko Abe
October Night, Michael Burritt
Suite for MArimba, Alfred Fissinger
Two Movements for Marimba, Tanaka
To Mexican Dances, Gordon Stout
Time for Marimba, Minoru Miki
Selected Orchestral Excerpts

MULTIPLE PERCUSSION
Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, Bela Bartok
King of Denmark, Feldman

DRUMSET
Selected transcriptions and combo performance

WORLD PERCUSSION
Clave, Jerry Leake
West African Drumming, Paulo Mattioli
Brazilian Percussion Manual, Sabanovich
Series A. I. M. Indian Aspects, Jerry Leake