Encyclopedia of Percussion
Photographs; Diagrams, maps, charts, music notation;
3 Appendices: Selections from the Dictionary of Percussion Terms, Table of Percussion Instruments and Terms in English, French, German and Italian, Published writings on methods for percussion
Most people think of percussion instruments as being drums or xylophones. However, bells, gongs, woodblocks, castanets, tambourines and whistles are also considered percussion instruments and are described and illustrated in this book.
Interestingly enough, this encyclopedia does not start out with articles about percussion instruments, but instead begins with over 100 pages listing the different types of percussion instruments and terms used to describe them. The second section has 30+ pages of photos illustrating different types of percussion instruments. The third section has a number of articles describing different types of instruments, and the relationship between percussion instruments and dance as well as famous percussionists and articles on percussion instruments in various parts of the world such as Brazil, Latin America and Turkey. There is also an appendix on published writings on percussion methods arranged by type and date.