“Where’s the Triangle?” Strategies for Managing Percussionists and Percussion Instruments Part 1: Managing the Percussion Inventory

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Conservatory of Music


This is the first article in a three-part series addressing each of the keys to success. In this article, we will examine how to organize and manage percussion instruments and equipment. With more than 100 instruments a percussionist might be expected to play, it is no surprise that managing the physical instruments, sticks, mallets, beaters, and other equipment is one of the biggest challenges for student percussionists and music educators alike. [excerpt]