The Percussion Guide for the Beginning Band Student was developed to help the young percussionist’s ear in hearing the slight nuances in sound quality for percussion instruments.

By Nick Backos – Band director and professional percussionist

“As a percussionist and an educator, I love how Nick’s book shows and describes, so many of the important concepts of percussion that so many of us never seem to have nearly enough time to review with our percussionists. This book will help you to help your young percussionists develop the right techniques on the most basic percussion instruments, helping them become the best all-around percussionists that they can be. If you teach young percussionists, you need this book.”
Mike Steele – Director of Bands – Lake Orion High School

Percussion Guide

Percussion Guide for the Beginning Band Student

Price: $19.99

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Price: $24.99

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A great method for any band director that is struggling with the percussion section!

Book available in PDF format or perfect-bound book.

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Percussion Guide Assessment

Student Assessment

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The Student Assessment is a multiple choice test based on questions derived from the instruction book Percussion Guide for the Beginning Band Student.

Perfect-bound bound book will be shipped in 3-5 days.

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