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Tweets and Blogs: Percussion Pedagogy Proverbs

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  • Percussion artist and pedagogue James Campbell, shares some of his most well-known tips from cyberspace. These tips provide an illustration of proper percussion performance, technique, touch, expression, articulation, and attitude. Educators and performers will find that these concise axioms will add vigor and strength to their core understanding of percussion playing and provide inspirational solutions to the what, where, when, and how of interpretation.
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  • 12/18/2014 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Meeting Room W179
  • James Campbell has received worldwide recognition as a performer, pedagogue and author, and is a respected figure in the development of the contemporary percussion ensemble. He has toured extensively throughout The Americas, Europe, and Asia. Currently Provost’s Distinguished Service Professor of Music and Director of Percussion Studies at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, he also holds the positions of Principal Percussionist with the Lexington Philharmonic, drummer with the Kentucky Jazz Repertory Orchestra, and Past-President of the Percussive Arts Society. He is a member of the Drum Corps International Hall of Fame and was recently inducted into the Bands of America Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who have greatly impacted the nation's band activity and music education.