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Name:
Percussion Primer
Group: Primer and Sheets
Description: This is a small book called Percy Pennyweather's Percussion Primer. On the cover there is a badly engraved picture of a young boy playing a bongo drum.
Weight: 2/9 lb
Size: about six inches long and about six inches wide
6 in x 6 in
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Page 1: You read page one of the percussion primer:

With Percy Pennyweather's Percussion Primer you'll soon be beating the bongos and other drums like a native of Howondaland.

Percussion instruments are all those which are struck or beaten, either with the hand or a stick. Most are made from animal skins being stretched tautly over hollow rounds of wood or metal.

Since many percussion instruments have no definite pitch, it is important to master keeping in time and learning the different rhythmic notes.

These first lessons should help you on your way to becoming a percussion profesional.

Page 2: You read page two of the percussion primer:

Lesson One: Raindrops Falling

This is a simple rhythm in four-four time.

Written in musical notation:
A few bars of a simple rhythm.

Page 3: You read page three of the percussion primer:

Lesson Two: Soldier's Marching Beat

This is a simple marching beat designed to keep soldiers' footsteps synchronised.

Written in musical notation:
A few bars of a simple beat.

Page 4: You read page four of the percussion primer:

Lesson Three: Thunder And Lightning

This is a slightly more difficult tune written to emulate the sound of a thunder storm.

Written in musical notation:
A few bars of a simple rhythm.

Page 5: You read page five of the percussion primer:

Lesson Four: The Ankh-Morpork National Anthem

This is the rhythm of the Ankh-Morpork National Anthem. Triangles are often used in it to imitate the clink of money.

Written in musical notation:
A few bars of a tricky rhythm.