John Rack

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John E. Rack

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910.962.3729
rackj@uncw.edu

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Articles

Playing Keyboard Percussion. The North Carolina Music Educator, Spring 2005

Marimbas on a Budget. Percussive Notes, December 2004

The Marching Percussion Section. The North Carolina Music Educator, Fall 2003

Help for the Student Timpanist. The North Carolina Music Educator, Winter 2002

The Novice Jazz Drummer: Keeping Time. The North Carolina Music Educator, Winter 2001 (reprinted by permission)

The Novice Jazz Drummer: Keeping Time. Jazz Player, Dec./Jan. 2000

Timpani Technique for High School Students. The Instrumentalist, Feb. 1998

An Interview with Fred Hinger. Percussive Notes, August 1994

A Closer Look at the Timpani Parts in the Symphonic Music of the Early Nineteenth Century. Percussive Notes, January 1990

Percussion Basics for a Better Sound. Music Educators Journal, January 1987

"Percussionists in Beginning Band: Meeting the Challenges", Part II. In the North Carolina Music Educator Journal, v.59, no. 4 (2009)

"Percussionists in Beginning Band: Meeting the Challenges", Part I. In the North Carolina Music Educator Journal, v.59, no.3 (2009)

"Playing Keyboard Percussion". National Federation of State High School Associations Music Association Journal, v. 24, no. 2 (2007-08) Reprinted with permission.

Compositions

Tango: Theme and Variations for Five Timpani, published by Innovative Percussion, 2011

Internal Combustion for Percussion Quintet. Music for Percussion, Ft. Lauderdale. 1989

Ten Count: Rhythmic Variations and Canon, for percussion ensemble. Self-published, available through Steve Weiss Music. (2010)

Arrangements for Mallet Ensemble

(self-published; available through Steve Weiss Music):

Waltz from Faust by Charles Gounod

Waltz from Eugene Onegin by Peter Tchaikovsky

Un Bal by Hector Berlioz

El Relicario by Jose Padilla

Five Central American Folk Melodies


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