Tataku: The Use of Percussion in Music Therapy

By Bill Matney
Book with Online Video Supplements

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  • 251 pages with coil binding for ease of use on music stands.
  • Focuses on musical and clinical use of percussion for music therapy clinicians and students.
  • Over 2 hours of video supplements (formerly on a DVD) now available online.

Tataku is a Japanese word that means “to strike.” The book Tataku: The Use of Percussion in Music Therapy describes what percussion is and what it does as specifically relevant to therapy and wellness. Book materials explore historical, cultural, physical, physiological, musical, technical, clinical, research-based, and experiential perspectives. Each lens builds upon the others, offering an exploration of the underpinnings that make percussion a valuable and practical tool for the field of music therapy.

120+ Minutes Online Video