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Percussion Discussion
By Dennis DeLucia
About the Master Edition:
The Percussion Discussion Master Edition now includes a CD-Rom that contains a 35-minute clinic-lesson given by Mr. DeLucia. Dennis covers everything in this clinic from the grip to his "Five T's" and "Three R's".

You also get to eavesdrop on a private lesson with a student as Dennis goes through some of the basic snare drum fundamentals. This is a great tool for the band director, private teacher and student to witness one of the "Greats"informal and educational methods of teaching.

The CD-Rom also includes audio files of several music selections throughout the book.Great for college percussion method courses and beginning to intermediate drum-line instruction!

The Master Edition includes:
  • Reading - Including Simple Duets And Full Ensemble Rhythm Exercises
  • 75 Rudiments And "Rudiment Development Exercises"
  • 12 Ensemble Warm-Up Exercises
  • Elementary Keyboard And Timpani Exercises
  • Independence Exercises
  • Drumset Grooves For Marching Percussion
  • (3) Cadences
  • A Complete Marching Percussion Feature
  • An Accompanying 26-Minute Compact Disc Narrated By Mr. DeLucia!
  • NEW CD ROM!
Master Edition
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About the Student Books:
Teaching from the "master edition" is made easier for the classroom format. These four "student books" contain parts and text that pertain to the individual instruments. 60+ page Student Books retail for $10.00 each:
Snare Drum
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Multi Toms
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BDs/Cymbs
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Pit Percussion
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Comments about "Percussion Discussion"

“Marching percussion has long needed a practical method for teaching and performing the concepts of marching percussion wait no more! Dennis DeLucia's Percussion Discussion, vol. 1, provides music educators and their students with a logical and comprehensive method for teaching percussion technique, music reading, ensemble warm-ups, arranging, rehearsal techniques, and much more! The text is well organized, fun to read, and packed with useful exercises, cadences, and an exciting percussion feature. This method should be a required text for every band and percussion educator!”
Jim Campbell (Professor of Music-University of Kentucky)


"It's possible that no one in the world of marching percussion today has the background and experience that Dennis DeLucia has accumulated. In sharing this with the public - and especially tomorrow's performers, educator's and writers - he has contributed a resource that will give a boost to the world of marching percussion for years to come.

"However, those who know him are aware that Dennis isn't as concerned about the future of marching percussion as he is about the future of marching percussionists. Through his frequent use of tips which talk directly to the performer, his love and respect for the individual comes through clearly."

This love and respect for what individuals can attain contributes immeasurably towards making "Dennis DeLucia's Percussion Discussion" such an invaluable resource. It should be a required text in every marching methods course taught."
Michael Boo (Reviewer)


"This book contains everything - I MEAN EVERYTHING, a middle school or high school band director needs to intelligently approach percussion instruction, composition, instrumentation, selections and rehearsal. The chapters on staging, writing and teaching especially highlight Dennis' philosophy - percussionists are musicians too, and deserve to be treated as such. Percussion Discussion should be required reading for all college methods classes - and for the rest of us that thought we knew this stuff all along."
Matt Krempasky (Arranger, Trumpeteer, High School Band Director)


“The perfect tool for assisting the non-percussionist who is seeking marching percussion information, i.e., percussion methods class. It contains creative material that will be useful for percussionists throughout the year.”
Lalo Davila (Middle Tennessee State University)

"Dennis' Percussion Discussion is a valuable marching percussion resource for music educators. He provides insightful tips on many aspects of marching percussion in a relaxed, spoken style."
Nick Petrella (University of Iowa)

"This book is SUPERB! It has to be THE book! It answers all the questions that I've been asked over the years...in an almost personal style. Here in the U.K., Percussion Discussion should easily become the bible for marching percussion as well as general percussion enthusiasts!"
Jim Campbell (Professor of Music-University of Kentucky)

“Marching percussion has long needed a practical method for teaching and performing the concepts of marching percussion wait no more! Dennis DeLucia's Percussion Discussion, vol. 1, provides music educators and their students with a logical and comprehensive method for teaching percussion technique, music reading, ensemble warm-ups, arranging, rehearsal techniques, and much more! The text is well organized, fun to read, and packed with useful exercises, cadences, and an exciting percussion feature. This method should be a required text for every band and percussion educator!”
Steve Jordan (United Kingdom)

“Dennis DeLucia's Percussion Discussion is an excellent tool for all music educators. From staging concepts to drumset grooves to the accompanying cassette tape, it fills in the gaps that other texts ignore.”
John Evans (percussionist, educator)

"Percussion Discussion is an outstanding book - an obvious masterwork. It should serve as a college text, especially for non-percussionists interested in teaching. I particularly enjoyed the side comments (e.g. Perform - don't compete"), non-percussive observations and overall emphasis on groove and ensemble awareness".
John Evans (percussionist, educator)

 
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