Agogo Bells to Xylophone A Friendly Guide to Classroom Percussion Instruments by Maggie Cotton

Agogo Bells to Xylophone A Friendly Guide to Classroom Percussion Instruments

Written by Maggie Cotton
Illustrated by


Agogo Bells to Xylophone A Friendly Guide to Classroom Percussion Instruments by Maggie Cotton

Agogo bells to Xylophone is just what it says - a friendly guide to all those instruments which clog up the music cupboard and don't come with an instruction manual. Maggie Cotton's clever descriptions and Alison Dexter's clear illustrations unlock the magic of these often misunderstood music makers. The book is a treasury of simple but effective techniques for getting the best from classroom instruments - from holding claves correctly so that the sound carries, to the party trick of the tambourine thumb trill. And there are sections on care and safety, restoring damaged instruments, and advice on instruments for children with special needs. An invaluable handbook for every school - now with a fresh new cover.

About the Author

Maggie Cotton is a percussionist with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) and an enthusiastic member of their educational outreach team with a talent for demystifying percussion instruments.

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64 pages


Maggie Cotton
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A & C Black Music an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

28th February 2005



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