Care of Your Cymbals, Tam Tams, Gongs and Crotales
By Mark Carson (October, 2008)
All of these bronze instruments make wonderful sounds and
require minimal care in order to provide years of service... Read More
Care and Tuning of Your Concert Bass Drum
By Mark Carson (July, 2008)
The bass drum is the foundation of your concert band or orchestra. In a concert band setting, the bass drum plays a very important rhythmic role in addition to adding color and depth to the sound of your ensemble. Next to the snare drum, it is the most used percussion instrument in your band. In the orchestra, the bass drum plays more of a supportive role, and is the most used instrument after timpani... Read More
Fantastic explanations, exercises, etudes, and ensembles for accessory instruments are available in Doug Wallace's method book Percussion With Class (2005).