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Sound sources 2

The drummer is in charge of time keeping. That is the accepted version of the drummer’s role in a band. but the successful drummers understand something else: colors, taste, tone attached to feelings. Orchestration is directly related to that. And tuning the drums is one of
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Hey Soul Sister

This is a video we did last summer. I already published the promo video and the video of Obladi-Oblada that my son Louis was singing. This one features my daughter Emmi in a fairly modern song that our family has been singing for the last 5 years.
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Sound sources 1

When we look at a drum set we are looking at an orchestra. A percussion orchestra. This blog in several part will be talking about orchestration. The orchestra of the drum set. Let’s start with the snare drum. It is, for the drummer the beginning of everything. We develop
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Memory

Steve Gadd, says composer extraorinaire Paul Simon, has a particularity: while he improvises he can recall a pattern that he just played and play it again exactly the same. It sounds like an obvious thing to do, but when you have the technique that he has, it becomes a very
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Printing it in the flesh 2

We don’t want the teacher to get annoyed. But if the student has been told to slow down and he doesn’t: what to do? Well, I can explain it to you on the blog, or you can take lessons with me and I can show you in real time the solution to that sticky problem. Moving
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Print it in the flesh 1

While the student is trying to do a difficult exercise on the instrument, music teacher will often fall back on this advice: Slow down. And, while the advice is great and most of the time exactly what is needed, it is not sometimes possible for the student to follow it. For one
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Receiving

I had many blogs on the subject of listening. You can go through some of them if you wish. Let’s put it in a social contest. I have learnt that when someone tells you his problems, it doesn’t mean he wants you to fix them. He might just want to say out loud what is
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‘Tis the season

Change is in the air. The light has changed. The brightness of summer has faded to a warm auburn color. Rain is here. And staying. But people’s lives is also subject to change. A lot of changes. A lot of dramatic changes for some. I know a few people that are struggling.
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Promo video

The family band I share with my children made had a busy summer. I am very excited to show you the promo video we have. We are looking for gigs! Pass it around!
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