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About the author:
Dr. Gregory Jackson is a well-recognized percussionist, composer, educator, and author. He is a multi-faceted percussion specialist in many areas including orchestral, jazz, marching, chamber, and the world music traditions of Cuba, Japan, West Africa, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Peru, Brazil, Switzerland, and Middle Eastern countries.
Dr. Jackson has published several books sold worldwide including Legendary and Congas Full Circle for world percussion, Phenom: The Excellence of Execution for snare drum, and the percussion method book The Synergy Method for Drumming. Greg also has several recordings, including his debut CD is for solo marimba, Darkest Hour, two instructional percussion DVDs titled Congas Decoded and Elements of Synergy, and two percussion CDs, Osmosis and Conga Fantasy. Top authorities in percussion have proclaimed that Jackson's works are filling a void in the percussion community that is often not addressed.
Dr. Jackson performs regularly across the country on a regular basis as well as presenting percussion masterclasses. In the Percussive Arts Society International Collegiate Snare Competition, he placed in the top 10 four consecutive years and top 4 two years. As an educator, Greg served as a consultant to three Drum Corps International Individuals Champions in 2004, 2005, and 2007 as well as the 2006 Percussive Arts Society International Competition Collegiate Champion.
Greg has performed with numerous artists including Tito Puente Jr., Son Caliente, Nancy Zeltsman, Michael Burritt, Tomas Cruz, and Bob Mintzer of the Yellow Jackets. He has regular bi-weekly performances with the bands Basic Element and Low Voltage. Jackson proudly endorses Remo Inc., Pearl Percussion, and Pro-mark sticks and mallets.

Hokkaido Jishin Op. 37

for Percussion Ensemble

Authored by Dr. Gregory Jackson

Hokkaido Jishin is about the many earthquakes that have occurred in or around the Hokkaido area in Japan over the past decades. This composition is at times very loud to represent the power of the earthquake. The percussionists should perform this piece with great intensity throughout, even during the soft sections that are barely heard to generate a sensation of reoccurring aftershocks.
This percussion ensemble is for 6 performers playing in the traditional Taiko drumming style using instruments that are common to most percussion studios. The Brake Drum part should use hard mallets for a metallic sound, and the smallest available drums should be used for the Snare Drum and Tom Tom parts. Tenor Drum 1, 2, and 3 should use the largest available drum. Large floor toms or small bass drums are preferable.

Individual Parts are included with the score

Publication Date:
1461072220 / 9781461072225
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8" x 10"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Music / Musical Instruments / Percussion

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