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Dictionary of Common Foreign Percussion Terms

English Italian French German Mnemonic Devices *Antique Cymbals Crotali *Crotales Antiken Zimbeln Anvil Incudine Enclume Amboss *Bass Drum *Gran Cassa *Gross Caisse *Grosse Trommel Remember that “gross” means “big” *Chimes (tubular bells) Campane (Campanelle) *Cloches *Glocken “Cloches” rhymes with “roaches” … Continue reading

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Percussion Techniques Notes – The Snare Drum

The Snare Drum These are the notes I took on my first day of Percussion Techniques at USF, taught by Dr. Bob McCormick. The basics of the snare drum are covered here, including parts of the drum, as well as … Continue reading

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