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In your mind

I have had since the beginning of my teaching a few students who do not practice and yet, they always are prepared for their weekly lesson. The first time I encounter such a person I asked them how they did it. Most of them replied that they would be drumming in their car. They
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Seasonal changes

As August progresses, we slowly go back to work mode. The days are still warm and the minds are still turned towards BBQ and swimming pools, but many of us are starting to feel a nag in our thoughts. The little voice inside our head is becoming more insistent: – This ice
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Stick furniture is long overdue.

As I keep on enjoying the warmth of the summer days, I work to improve my studio. You see, up until now, my efforts in woodwork has only produce stuff either for the rest of the house, or for my friends. Trying to custom fit my creations into my work environment is a new concept.
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Don’t learn the shuffle!

If one turns on the radio these days, we hear straight eighth notes music. For the ones who are not familiar with the term “Straight eighth notes”, it means rock. You turn on the radio and you are going to hear some kind of a version of a rock beat, whether it’s
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The violence in the drums

Some of my young students are full of energy. Their parents thought that drums would be a great way to release the extra spark they have and so they come to my studio just for that. And I agree. I think that all too often, those active children get placed in a violent set up:
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Slowly improving

People who are familiar with my business know that it has evolved over the years. In 1991, I started in a room which was about 9 feet square. Very tiny. There was my kit, an extra chair and a few papers, and that’s it. As years went by, I improved little by little.
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Good old Yelp

I have an account on  Yelp. I’ve had it for a long time now. Maybe 10 years. My relationship with this website has not been easy. They hide a lot of the reviews. Only 3 are showing, my average is 3.5. 49 of mine are not showing, 49 reviews with 5 stars. These reviews are
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My family band

So there! I put it in the title. The ones who don’t want to read about the little project I got going with my kids, they can just skip over this particular blog. We had a half gig yesterday with The Little G Band (Go on Facebook and follow us!). It was in the Elboroom.
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Guerillero

A Guerillero is a warrior that uses any means to fight: terrain, weather, vegetation, anything. If you expand the word, it becomes someone that has to be quick to adapt to any situation and make the best of it as he goes. In one word: a musician! Every concert we do always has
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