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Drumming Bibliography

By: Christine Stevens, MSW, MA, MT-BC
Category: Wellness
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Berlyne, D. E. (1971). Aesthetics and psychobiology. New York: Appleton Century Crofts.

Bittman B, Berk L, Felten D, Westengard J, Simonton O, Pappas J, Ninehouser M. Composite Effects of Group Drumming Music Therapy on Modulation of Neuroendocrine-Immune Parameters in Normal Subjects, In Press, Alternative Therapies, Jan 2001

Burt, J. W. (1995). Distant thunder: Drumming with Vietnam veterans. Music Therapy Perspectives, 13, 110-112.

Clair, A.A., Bernstein, B., & Johnson, G. (1995). Rhythm playing characteristics in persons with severe dementia including those with probable Alzheimer's type. Journal of Music Therapy, 32, 113- 131.

Clair, A. A., Bernstein, B. (1990). A comparison of singing, vibrotactile and nonvibrotactile instrumental playing responses in severely regressed persons with dementia of the Alzheimer's type. Journal of Music Therapy, 27, 119- 125.

Clair, A. A., Bernstein, B. (1993). The preference for vibrotactile versus auditory stimuli in severely regressed persons with dementia of the Alzheimer's type compared to those with dementia due to alcohol abuse. Music Therapy Perspectives, 11, 24- 27.

Clynes, M., & Walker, J. (1982). Neurobiologic functions of rhythm, time and pulse in music. In M. Clynes (Ed.), Music, mind, and brain: The neuropsychology of music. New York, London: Plenum Press.

Epstein, D. (1977). Tempo relations: A cross-cultural study. Music Theory Spectrum, 34-71.

Epstein, D. (1979). Beyond Orpheus: Studies in musical structure. Cambridge: MIT Press.

Gordon, H.W. (1978). Left hemisphere dominance for the rhythmic elements in dichotically presented melodies. Cortex, 14, 58-70.

Hull, A. (1994). Guide to endrummingment [booklet accompanying video]. Brattleboro, Vermont: Interworld Music.

Hart, M.(1990). Drumming at the edge of magic. San Francisco: Harper.

Luce, G. G. (1971). Biological rhythms in human and animal physiology. New York: Dover.

Mattingly, R. (1995). The unifying power of hand drumming. Percussive Notes, 33,. 8-20.

May, R. (1985). My quest for beauty. Dallas: Saybrook.

Meyers, C. (1993). The drum-dance-song ensemble: Women's performance in biblical Israel. In. K. Marshall (Ed.), Rediscovering the muses: Women's musical traditions, (pp. 49-67). Boston: Northeastern University Press.

McNeill, W. H. (1995). Keeping together in time: Dance and drill in human history. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

O'Boyle, M. W., & Sanford, M. (1988). Hemispheric asymmetry in the matching of melodies to rhythm sequences tapped in the right and left palms. Cortex, 24, 211-221.

Redmond, L. (1992). Ritual Drumming (Videocassette). Brattelboro, VT: Interworld Music.

Redmond, L. (1996). A short history of the frame drum. Percussive Notes, 34, 69-72. Redmond, L. (1996). The history of the frame drum, the oldest known drum, from 5800 BC to 1400 AD. Paper presented at the meeting of the Percussive Arts Society, Nashville, TN.

Ricci, C. (1993, November 3). Drumming for the 90s: Much more than a beat. The New York Times, p. C1.

Slotoroff, C. (1994). Drumming technique for assertiveness and anger management in the short-term psychiatric setting for adult and adolescent survivors of trauma. Music Therapy Perspectives, 12, 111-116.

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