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The vibe

I was reading a comic book called “Y: last man standing” (Here, huge spoiler alert, I’m about to make a big revelation. Do not continue if you intend to read this wonderful series) So, let me start again, since I’ve just been rudely interrupted by myself.
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The anti compass

This is what is becoming a typical situation: Little Jimmy is doing too much video games. He has been glued to the screen for 6 years now. It is painful to get him away from it, so much so that if he had a beard, it would be velcroed to the TV. And, here we are, Mr Sol, in your
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Controlling violence

What are the effects of music on a child? How can they benefit him or her?   I think it depends on the child, first of all. I think that every instrument has different qualities appealing to different personalities. A violin player or a piano player will want to lead. A
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Bleeding hands

These are the hands of a drummer after a concert. Now, before I get some comments saying that not all drummer’s hands are like that. I need to say, yes, I know. This is an extreme case, and that’s why it ends up on this page. But the point that I will still make is
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Violent art

I like this picture because the guy before the drummer is a warrior, and that suggest that, in the end, humanity will find a way to channel its violence into art. I do think that the first drummer was that hairy man of the early time who, after he defeated his enemy, used some
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Typical five piece drum kit

This is a typical 5 piece drum set. I mention it for beginners who might not know that this is a very common, if not the most common configuration for drummers. Meaning, if you think of buying a drum set to start your percussive journey, go for a 5 piece drum set. It is a
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Broken drum stick

I remember when I broke my first drum stick. I was absolutely devastated. I thought I will never be able to play the drums anymore. But that was nothing compared to the despair I experience when I broke a drum head, the high tom drum head, to be precise. It was during a rehearsal
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No one can afford music! No one!

The tittle caught your eyes? Did it? Is that why you’re reading this blog? You think I can’t back it up? And if I can back it up, it doesn’t make sense that a music teacher would say that. All right, enough with the intro. I’ll explain. Music is a luxury.
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From the top. Part 3: the big tackle!

So, to sum it up, the problem is studying a piece by playing it from the top only every time. No good! Little progress, big frustrations, exit door to quitting playing music. Like I said: no good. No good at all. On the previous post, we saw the road map solution. If you
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