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Introducing Percussion is a comprehensive beginners’ introduction to the three main orchestral percussion disciplines: snare drum, timpani and tuned percussion. It can be used to develop skills on any one instrument, or all three disciplines alongside one another. The performance pieces can be used in lessons or individual practice, with demo and backing tracks included as a free download. Through a series of engaging and practical playalong pieces and exercises, each element is progressively introduced, with handy tips and ‘Did you know?’ boxes throughout to illustrate and strengthen concepts. Downloadable rhythm tracks in a variety of time signatures and tempos can be used to develop a firm sense of pulse when practising the exercises and rudiments. Selected pieces in this book may be used in Trinity percussion exams for Initial and Grade 1 — please check current syllabus.