PERCUSSION

I. OVERVIEW

  • Injury Prevalence - 77.4 (1) 
  • Common Injuries
    • Steven's bump - 3rd digit medial abrasion
    • Burton's grip abrasion - 2nd and 3rd digit abrasion from Burton's grip
    • De Quervain's tenosynovitis
    • Intersection syndrome - dorsal wrist pain at the intersection os the abductor pollicis longus and extensor pollicis brevis
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Grips: stevens - 4 mallet grip, burton, musser, cross-grip, 6-mallet

II. INSTRUMENT SPECIFIC REHABILITATION

  • Keyboard percussion
    • Modern School for Mallet-Keyboard Instruments, by Jim Sewrey, Ben Hans, and Tom Schneller
    • Leigh Howard Stevens’ Method of Movement for Marimba - revolutionary in its approach to the study of four-mallet marimba technique, and provides information and exercises to assist students and advanced performers in developing general technique 
    • Nancy Zeltsman Four-Mallet Marimba Playing - how to produce tone, refine the strokes through subtle shifts of finger pressure and various arm and wrist motions