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Burn out

Being a musician is the most beautiful job in the world! Can you imagine being able to make a living at exactly what you love doing? What a thrill! A lot of people trapped in a 9 to 5 day job dream of being musicians.  And yet, so many musicians do not enjoy their craft anymore.
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Warming up

That’s it! The day is here. The long awaited day when you can perform in front of people what you have prepared. The instruments are set up on stage, the audience is slowly pouring into the room and the time is clicking.  You, you have practiced. You know your stuff inside
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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 and tone attached to feelings. Orchestration is directly related to that. And tuning the drums is one
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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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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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A new kind of practice

We are busy. From the moment we wake up to bed, we don’t stop. And it is great. It’s exciting. But we want to study an instrument. That activity, the saying goes, requires to practice. And by practice, we mean sitting down at the instrument and start playing it.
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A new kind of practice 2

Other ways of practicing. Use your head. Yes, use your head. You can practice in your head. It goes like this. Right this way, follow me. Watch your step. You can be in your car. On a train to work. On a boat to work. On a lounge chair. In a doctor’s waiting room. My point
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Over practice

Practice is usually defined by picking up your drum sticks and hitting something with it, or playing the keys of your piano. For this blog, that’s what practice will be. I see sometimes some beginners, some hungry beginners, I should say. They have decided to play music
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