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Resources for Percussion Studies

Please keep in mind that this list is not comprehensive; it is intended to be a helpful starting point for your research, particularly highlighting resources which are available via the libraries of Texas State University.


When browsing the Music Library’s stacks for percussion music scores ("sheet music"), see these areas:

  •  M 146 (solo drum: including timpani, drum set, snare drum, etc.; and works for one performer playing two or more percussion instruments)  
  •  M 175 .X6 (solo marimba, vibraphone, or xylophone)
  •  M 1038 (concertos for percussion and orchestra)
  •  MT 655–725 (studies and methods for percussion)

Reference Sources for Percussion

Percussion Solo Literature (1995: Media Press)
ML 128 .P23 S63 1995 (Music Library Reference)

The Percussionist’s Dictionary (1984: Belwin-Mills)
ML 102 .P4 A3 1984 (Music Library Reference)