A friendly and inventive guide to the weird and wonderful instruments that you find in the music cupboard. Maggie Cotton, along with some wonderful diagrams and illustrations by Alison Dexter, helps to demystify the strange and exciting world of percussion.
Each common classroom instrument, from bells to blocks and whistles, are fully explained, with their secret playing techniques revealed for the class to learn. Not only will you discover how to hold Claves correctly, or how to perform a Tambourine Thumb-Trill, you will also receive advice on safety and care and even how to restore broken instruments.
With advice and guidance on instruments for those with special needs, this is an invaluable resource for every school to take advantage of their long-forgotten Percussion collections.