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MUED 3505: Percussion Techniques

Fall Semester, 2016
U of MN, Twin Cities
A Guide to Key Library Resources

The collections and services of the University Libraries contain many key resources to help you with your research in this area. The following listing includes key databases, Web sites, and other reference materials. For more information or assistance, contact the Music Library in Ferguson Hall or reference department in Wilson Library.

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Instructor: Bryan Maurer

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Artists' Web Pages Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
    The complete Encyclopedia Britannica and more: "Our guide to the Web's best sites includes more than 125,000 sites, and you can also search the text of more than 100 million Web pages to find more information."
  • Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World
    This 7-volume set covers popular music globally. Vol.1. covers Media, industry and society; v. 2. Performance and production; v. 3. Caribbean and Latin America; v. 4. North America; v. 5. Asia and Oceania; v. 6. Africa and the Middle East; and v. 7. Europe.
    • Location(s): TC Music Library Reference ML102.P66 C66 2003 Non-Circulating
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  • Dictionary of Percussion Terms: As Found in the Symphonic Repertoire
    French, Italian, German, Japanese, African, Spanish, Latin American, Russian terms.
    • Location(s): TC Music Library Reference Quarto ML102.P4 L27x 2000
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  • Encyclopedia of Percussion
    Glossary -- Illustrations of percussion instruments -- Articles -- The basel drum -- The bass drum -- Brazil : percussion instruments -- Calfskin heads : their history and manufacture -- Castanets -- The classical music traditions of the Indian subcontinent : percussion instruments in performance practice and theory -- Cymbals -- The drum set : a history -- Drum set players -- Electronic percussion -- Hand drumming -- Janissary music (Turkish music) -- The kettledrum -- Latin-American percussion -- Latin percussionists -- Marching and field percussion -- The marimba in Mexico and related areas -- Multiple percussion -- Percussion and dance -- Percussion ensembles -- Percussion in professional new music ensembles in the United States -- The Percussive Arts Society : a historical perspective -- The plastic drumhead : its history and development -- Range of the mallet instruments -- Rock 'n' roll drumming, 1948-2000 -- The rope-tensioned drum in America -- The snare drum -- Steel band/pan -- Symphony orchestra percussion section --The tambourine -- The tambourin provencal -- The triangle -- The vibraphone, vibraharp, and vibes -- Vibraphone players -- The xylophone -- Symbols -- Table of percussion instruments and terms in English, French, German, and Italian -- Published writings on methods for percussion -- Index.
    • Location(s): TC Music Library Reference Quarto ML102.P4 E5 2007
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  • Encyclopedia of Popular Music Authentication Required
    Featuring a broad musical scope covering popular music of all genres and periods from 1900 to the present day, including jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music, the Encyclopedia also offers thousands of additional entries covering popular music genres, trends, styles, record labels, venues, and music festivals. Key dates, biographies, and further reading are provided for artists covered, along with complete discographies that include record labels, release dates, and a 5-star album rating system.
  • Encyclopedia of World Pop Music 1980-2001
    • Location(s): TC Music Library Quarto ML102.P66 J44 2003
  • Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online Authentication Required
    The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online contains over 9,000 pages of material, the full text of the 10-volume print encyclopedia (more than 700 articles) with links to associated audio examples, musical illustrations, photographs, and drawings; song texts and score examples; and charts and maps of world regions.
  • Grove Music Online
    Edited by Laura Macy. Updated monthly, 2004-. Includes the full text with ongoing updates of the 20+ volume The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd ed., all four volumes of The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and 3 volume set, The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd ed. Full text searching is available.
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  • Oxford Music Online Authentication Required
    A gateway that offers users the ability to access and cross-search the resources of Oxford's music reference in one location. The cornerstone of Oxford Music Online, Grove Music Online, has been redesigned with a number of functional enhancements and new content. Also features Colin Larkin's landmark Encyclopedia of Popular Music.
Books on Percussion
A selection of percussion books in the UMN Music Library's collection, among many others to choose from.
  • Guide to Teaching Percussion
    • Location(s): TC Music Library General Collection Quarto MT655 .H64 1984
  • Percussion Symposium: A Manual Defining and Illustrating the Complete Percussion Section
    • Location(s): TC Music Library General Collection Quarto ML1030 .F57 1966
  • Playing and Teaching Percussion Instruments.
    • Location(s): TC Music Library General Collection Quarto MT655 .C65 1962
  • The Complete Marching Band Resource Manual: Techniques and Materials for Teaching, Drill Design, and Music Arranging
    • Location(s): TC Music Library General Collection Quarto MT733.4 .B35 2015
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  • The Development and Evaluation of Selected Instructional Materials for Teaching Percussion instruments in the Beginning Band Class
    • Location(s): TC Music Library General Collection MT655 .P68x 1975a
  • The Percussion: Performance and Instructional Techniques
    • Location(s): TC Music Library General Collection Quarto MT655 .S66 1967
  • The Percussionist's Art: Same Bed, Different Dreams
    Book + companion CD. Contents: Because the world is round -- Loud Americans : American percussion music under construction -- Learning Bone alphabet -- The affliction of memory -- Face the music : a look at percussion playing -- This is not a drum : manipulating the material of percussion music -- Same bed, different dreams : a personal epilogue. Contents of audio disc: Janissary music, part 1 / Charles Wuorinen -- The anvil chorus / David Lang -- Ionisation / Edgard Varèse -- XY / Michael Gordon -- The mathematics of resonant bodies. Wail / John Luther Adams -- Bone alphabet / Brian Ferneyhough -- Rebonds B / Iannis Xenakis -- Rebonds A / Iannis Xenakis. Because the world is round -- Loud Americans : American percussion music under construction -- Learning Bone alphabet -- The affliction of memory -- Face the music : a look at percussion playing -- This is not a drum : manipulating the material of percussion music -- Same bed, different dreams : a personal epilogue.
    • Location(s): Book: TC Music Library General Collection MT90 .S286 2006 CD: TC Music Library Closed Stacks CD-20271
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Indexes to Music Journals
  • Performing Arts Periodicals Database (formerly called International Index to Performing Arts)
    This database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 260 international periodicals, plus full text for more than 100 of the indexed journals. The database currently includes half a million records, the majority from the most recent ten years of each journal. IIPA covers a broad spectrum of the arts and entertainment industry - including dance, drama, theater, stagecraft, musical theater, circus performance, opera, pantomime, puppetry, magic, performance art, film, television and more.
  • JSTOR Authentication Required
    Find full text articles in academic journals or books on the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences. JSTOR provides articles from the date of each journal's initial publication to recent issues. In some cases the latest several years may not be available.
  • Music Index Online Authentication Required
    Information from more than 690 international music periodicals covering a broad range of subjects, including music history, forms and types of music, musical instruments from ancient to modern, acoustic, electronic, and computer-produced music. Book reviews, reviews of music recordings, tapes, and performances, first performances, and obituaries are also indexed.
  • Project Muse Authentication Required
    Index to full-text collection of journals in literary theory, classics, history and cultural studies, philosophy, film, theater and performing arts, political science, and mathematics. From Johns Hopkins University Press. The full text of a limited number of individual monographs is also available for titles that the Libraries have purchased. Users can limit their search results to include only the full text content that the University of Minnesota has access to.
  • RILM Abstracts of Music Literature Authentication Required

    RILM Abstracts of Music Literature features a wealth of content from the early 1800s through the present with some content coverage extending back as far as the late 18th century. Updated monthly, the database includes coverage of relevant articles from more than 10,000 journals, many of which are not specifically devoted to music. RILM Abstracts of Music Literature also includes nearly 850,000 records with over 52,000 new records are added every year.
Indexes to Multi-Disciplinary Journals
  • Academic Search Premier Authentication Required
    The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database. Includes full text access to over 4,000 scholarly (peer-reviewed) publications back to 1975. A great place to start your research on any topic. Find search tips on their help page.
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index (Web of Science) Authentication Required
    AHCI covers arts, humanities, and area studies scholarship. Titles of foreign-language works are translated into English, and abstracts are given in English, thereby simplifying and standardizing searching across languages.
  • EBSCO MegaFILE Authentication Required
    Search for articles from journals, magazines, and news sources on any topic. EBSCO MegaFILE is a combined search of Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier and Regional Business News databases. Select "Choose Databases" to expand your search.
  • MasterFile Premier Authentication Required
    This resource is licensed by the MINITEX Library Information Network with state appropriations from the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office (MHESO) and the Minnesota Department of Education.
    MasterFILE Premier provides full text for more than 2,000 general magazines covering a broad range of disciplines. It includes Magill Book Reviews, reference and travel books, biographies, full text primary source documents, American Heritage Dictionary and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags.
Music & Arts Education Resources
  • ERIC
    Bibliographic database of journal and non-journal education literature, with more than 1.1 million citations going back to 1966.
  • Music Education: A Guide to Information Sources
    • Location(s): ML19. H37
    MUSIC Reference
    WILSON Reference
  • Research in Music Education: An Introduction to Systematic Inquiry
    • Location(s): MT1. R26 1987 MUSIC
Music Reference Resources
  • African American Music Reference Authentication Required
    African American Music Reference aims to offer comprehensive coverage of blues, jazz, spirituals, civil rights songs, slave songs, minstrelsy, rhythm and blues, gospel, and other forms of black American musical expression by bringing together materials from reference works, biographies, chronologies, sheet music, images, lyrics, liner notes, and discographies to chronicle the diverse history and culture of the African American experience through music. The first release of African American Music Reference includes over 3,900 pages of reference, including a comprehensive set of biographies on the top 185 African American composers, edited by Samuel Floyd, Jr., as well as 5,000 pages of liner notes from Document Records. Other materials in this release include African American iconography, collections of spirituals and slave lyrics, and reference on important ensembles and musicians such as the Fisk Jubilee Singers,Jelly Roll Morton, Wynton Marsalis, Stevie Wonder, and more. As the database grows, this material will be supplemented with other reference titles covering the histories of jazz, blues, bebop, hip hop, ragtime, gospel, and rhythm and blues, as well as a detailed chronology of African American events in music, links to Web resources, searchable sheet music, and new reference titles such as Mingus: A Critical Biography (Brian Priestley), Billie Holiday: Wishing on the Moon (Donald Clarke), Jazzwomen: Conversations with 21 Musicians (Indiana University Press), Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker (Gary Giddens), The Holy Profane: Religion in Black Popular Music (Theresa L. Reed), Jazz in the Bittersweet Blues of Life (Wynton Marsalis), and more.
  • Cambridge Core Authentication Required
    Offers access to e-books covering subjects from all disciplines including arts, humanities, and social sciences.
  • Folklore, cultural performances, and popular entertainments : a communications-centered handbook
    Culture / Asa Briggs -- Oral culture / Jack Goody -- Interaction, face-to-face / Starkey Duncan, Jr. -- Folklore ; Performance / Richard Bauman -- Entertainment / Erik Barnouw and Catherine E. Kirkland -- Genre / Richard Bauman -- Play / Andrew W. Miracle -- Humor / Mahadev L. Apte -- Ethnography of speaking / Joel Sherzer -- Ethnopoetics / Dennis Tedlock -- Ethnomusicology / John Blacking -- Oral history / Trevor Lummis -- Folktale / Dan Ben-Amos -- Oral poetry / Ruth Finnegan -- Proverb / Galit Hasan-Rokem -- Riddle / Thomas A. Green -- Speech play / John Holmes McDowell -- Insult / Roger D. Abrahams -- Gossip / Donald Brenneis -- Oratory / Alessandro Duranti -- Song / Marcia Herndon -- Music, folk and traditional / Jeff Todd Titon. Music performance / Gerard Henri Béhague -- Gesture / Adam Kendon -- Mime / Anya Peterson Royce -- Dance / Adrienne L. Kaeppler -- Artifact / Barbara A. Babcock -- Clothing / Werner Enninger -- Mask / Elizabeth Tonkin -- Food / Judith Goode -- Ritual / Roy A. Rappaport -- Festival / Beverly J. Stoeltje -- Drama performance / Richard Schechner -- Puppetry / Peter D. Arnott -- Spectacle / Frank E. Manning -- Tourism / Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett and Edward M. Bruner.
    • Location(s): TC Wilson Library General Collection GR35 .F64 1992
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  • Music Reference and Research Materials: An Annotated Bibliography
    By Vincent H. Duckles & Ida Reed. 5th Ed. New York: Schirmer Books, 1997. Widely considered one of the most important resources for music research, this guide provides an excellent starting point for any research in the field of music.
    • Location(s): Music Library Reference ML113 D83 1997
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  • Oxford Scholarship Online - Music Collection Authentication Required
    Full texts of monographs covering a broad range of music scholarship, including musicology and music history, ethnomusicology, and music theory. Includes classic works, fundamental texts, and recently published titles.
  • Rhythmweb
    An interactive Web site that offers information on rhythm- and percussion-based music, including jazz, reggae, African pop, samba, and more. Contents can be explored by culture or by type of instrument. Includes sound files under the heading "Rhythmweb Radio."
  • Sourcebook for Research in Music
    An introductory reference source of varied information, largely bibliographical, pertaining to research in the field of music. An invaluable reference tool for guiding the researcher through the vast proliferation of music resource materials.
    • Location(s): Music Library Reference ML113 .C68 2005
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Online Audio Resources
  • African American Song

    Please use American Music
  • American Music (previously American Song & African American Song) Authentication Required
    American Song is a history database that contains ~12,00 tracks that allow people to hear and feel the music from America's past. The database includes songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Included in the database are the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests, and more.
  • World Music Authentication Required
    World Music is a Web-based resource that streams over 1.5 million audio tracks from about 130,000 albums, plus 22 videos. The content ranges from reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as traditional music - Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more.
  • Database of Recorded American Music Authentication Required
    The Database of Recorded American Music (DRAM) is a collaboration between New World Records, Composers Recordings Inc., and New York University. DRAM facilitates research in American music by offering on-demand access to audio-streaming files of complete works by American composers. More than 4,000 albums from over 40 independent record labels and archives, documenting over 7,500 compositions from the catalogs of the New World, CRI, Albany, innova, Cedille, XI, Pogus, Deep Listening, Mutable, and other record labels. Ranging from folk to opera, native American to jazz, 19th-century "classical" to early rock, and musical theater to contemporary, electronic, and more, DRAM's goal is to make available for educational use and scholarly research the widest possible spectrum of recorded American music. Alongside the high-quality music streams, complete liner notes, scholarly essays, bibliographies, and discographies are available for viewing on the Database. Playlists can be created by faculty to address specific curriculum needs.
  • Jazz (formerly Jazz Music Library) Authentication Required
    Jazz (formerly Jazz Music Library) is a Web-based resource that streams over a half-million audio tracks from about 45,000 albums issued by such major labels as Verve, Impulse, Jazzology, Black Swan, Circle Records, Paramount, Concord, Fantasy, Milestone, Monterey Jazz Festival Records, Original Jazz Classics, Pablo, Peak, Prestige, Riverside, Stretch Records, and Original Jazz Classics.* The list of artists ranges from Buddy Guy, Charlie Parker, Chuck Mangione, Dinah Washington, Diana Krall, Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Grover Washington, Jr., Les Paul, Louis Armstrong, Nina Simone, and Peggy Lee, to Quincy Jones, Ramsey Lewis, Sarah Vaughan, Stan Getz, Bill Evans, Billie Holliday, Thelonius Monk, Tony Bennett, and many others.
  • Naxos Music Library Authentication Required
    The Naxos Music Library is an online collection of recorded music in streaming audio-- primarily classical music, plus smaller collections of world music and jazz.
  • Naxos Music Library Jazz Authentication Required
    Naxos Music Library Jazz is one of the most comprehensive collection of Jazz music available online. It offers close to 22,600* tracks of jazz from over 2,300* albums. Over 500* jazz artists are represented.
Online Video Resources
  • Music Online: Classical Music in Video Authentication Required
    Searchable database containing over 1,000 hours of classical music performances and masterclasses captured on video -- over 1,500 performances in all. The collection contains performances of all forms of classical music, including major orchestral performances by leading orchestras, plus chamber music, oratorio, and solo performances, along with masterclasses and interviews with master teachers from around the world.
  • Dance in Video, Vol. 1 Authentication Required
    Searchable database containing streaming video files of dance productions and documentaries by influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance. Videos can be browsed by people, role, ensemble, genre, and venue. Material types include documentaries, editorials, instructional, interviews, and performances. Database users may create their own custom playlists and video clips.
  • Authentication Required offers high-definition webcasts and streaming videos from leading music festivals, including Aix-en-Provence, Saint-Denis, Aspen, Glyndebourne, and Lucerne, as well as from such music venues as the Opéra National de Paris, Auditorium du Louvre, Cité de la Musique, and Salle Pleyel in Paris, and Milan's La Scala. It also offers a video archive of performances by great musicians of the past, including Maria Callas, Herbert von Karajan, Leonard Bernstein, David Oistrakh, Mstislav Rostropovich, and many others. Documentaries on performers and composers, educational programs, and master classes are also included.
  • Metropolitan Opera on Demand Authentication Required
    Unlimited browsing to more than 450 Met Opera performances.

    Video playing access is limited to 5 simultaneous users.

  • Naxos Video Library Authentication Required
    A performing arts video library with hundreds of operas, ballets, documentaries, live concerts, and musical tours of historic places. It includes the Naxos DVD label, Opus Arte, Arthaus, Dacapo, EuroArts, among others and is continuously updated to offer the best selection of performing arts videos.
  • Music Online: Opera in Video (formerly Opera in Video) Authentication Required
    Contains about 300 of the most important opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Selections represent the world's best performers, conductors, and opera houses and selections are based on each work's importance to the operatic canon. The collection presents an overview of the most commonly studied operas in music history, opera literature, and performance classes. Multiple performances and worldwide stagings of the major operas allow for analysis of stage design, vocal techniques, roles, and musical interpretation across time periods, opera houses, and conductors.
  • Music Education Journals
  • Journals on American, Pop, & World Musics
  • Percussion Journals
  • Modern Drummer
    • Location(s): TC Music Library Periodicals & TC electronic resource
  • NACWPI Journal
    The NACWPI JOURNAL is the official publication of the National Association of College Wind & Percussion Instructors (NACWPI), serving as a means of communication among the members. It appears quarterly and is sent, without charge, to all members of NACWPI. The JOURNAL contains articles in which the national officers, project chairpersons, and division chairpersons report on their activities. Each issue contains reviews of new woodwind, brass, and percussion literature, information on the performance activities of the members on their respective campuses, as well as monographs by NACWPI members and other members of the profession dealing with wind and percussion instrument instruction and performance.
    • Location(s): TC Music Library Periodicals
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Navigating Around the UMN Music Library Research Guides
  • Sourcebook for Research in Music
    An introductory reference source of varied information, largely bibliographical, pertaining to research in the field of music. An invaluable reference tool for guiding the researcher through the vast proliferation of music resource materials.
    • Location(s): Music Library Reference ML113 .C68 2005
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Web Sites of Interest for Music Research
  • Music Research Databases
    Web Links of potential interest to music researchers compiled by the American Musicological Society.
Writing Guides & Style Manuals
  • Chicago Manual of Style Online Authentication Required
    The standard work and most comprehensive of the style manuals. All chapters are written for the electronic age, with advice on how to prepare and edit manuscripts online, handle copyright and permissions issues raised by new technologies, use the latest methods of preparing mathematical copy, and cite electronic and online sources. The Libraries have access to 16th and 17th editions.
  • Citation & Bibliography Management Programs
    • Mendeley
      Mendeley is a freely available citation manager that helps you manage your PDF collections.
    • Citation Manager Tools Authentication Required
      Citation managers are software packages used to create personalized databases of citation information and notes. They allow you to: import and organize citation information from article indexes and other sources save links to pdfs and other documents, and in some cases save the document itself format citations for your papers and bibliographies using APA and many other styles include your own notes
    • Zotero
      Free web-based bibliographic citation software developed for Firefox browsers that is useful for organizing your research sources, creating bibliographies and sharing sources with others. Zotero will capture bibliographic information and links to documents found on websites or library databases. See the brief tutorials for Getting Started.
  • Manual for writers of term papers, theses, and dissertations
    A style manual addressing every aspect of scholarly writing from spelling to citation formats to document layout. Examples of citations are given for many formats
    • Location(s): TC Music Library Reference (Desk) LB2369 .T8 2007
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