Music Learning

What All Young Percussionists Should Know

| Categories: Percussion and Music Education

Young percussion students who are studying with a private instructor usually study solo on marimba, snare drum, drum set or timpani. Ensemble playing techniques are usually something that are acquired later in high school – and unfortunately, the percussion section doesn’t usually get as much attention as it should.

Yet percussionists are required to know how to play a vast array of instruments, as well as the techniques that are associated with them.

Here are the “Top 10″ things all percussionists should know before going into their first ensemble rehearsal. Hopefully this list will help you make the transition from solo to ensemble easier.

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