The Field Percussion User Manual Percussion Book & eBook

The Field Percussion User Manual Percussion Book

Instructors & Staff – Learn about your band’s drumline and pit!

New band directors, unfamiliar staff, and even the performers themselves can all walk away having learned something from this 136-page percussion book. The text will answer questions that you didn’t know you had and goes into great detail explaining the complexities of the percussion section and the properties of their sound. Readers can literally use this book as a user manual for their group’s drumline and pit, everything is spelled out in sections and the book follows the natural progression of a show day’s rehearsal: from sub-sectionals to section warmups, through percussion ensemble rehearsal, full ensemble rehearsal, and performance prep. It even includes a troubleshooting guide! Staff, use this guide to help your staff align and become more effective in teaching your performers. This book is specifically for you! Signed gift copies are available here!

The Field Percussion User Manual

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Also available at: Barnes & Noble

Books are also sold in person and all forms of payment are accepted
(including credit/debit cards).

The User Manual is also available through DownBeat Percussion at many New York State Field Band Conference and New York State Percussion Circuit competitions. Find their booth at your next show!


The User Manual book doesn’t talk at all about the pinkie technique.

So when in doubt, well, you’ll know what to do!

Wear this drumline shirt to your next percussion camp or band practice and get a big smile out of your drumline and staff! Better yet, show it off to your wind staff or band director and if they don’t laugh they might need a copy of this drumline book!

Get your pinkies out drumline shirt today!

Drumline shirts by Patrick R F Blakley!


Other publications by Patrick R. F. Blakley:

Drummy Drum, Drummond NovelQuadratics, User ManualInfo Packet, Drumline Warmups, Pit Warmups, Drumset Warmups, and Articles.