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De-Coupling

March 23rd, 2010 · No Comments · gear, recording

If you get into recording at all, at some point you’re going to have to learn a bit about acoustics. Now Acoustics, like music, is an art as well as a science, and you could spend the rest of your life (as well as thousands of dollars) studying it and still just barely scratch the […]

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Recent Aquisitions

December 8th, 2009 · No Comments · gear

I’ve mentioned this before, but it’s been a while, so I’ll re-tell the story. Somewhere along the line I’ve developed an obsession with recording myself in performance situations. There’s no substitute for listening back to what you’ve played with an objective ear in order to learn from your successes and mistakes. I used to post […]

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Foot operated Snare Drum

December 7th, 2009 · 8 Comments · community concerts, gear, video

A project I’ve been experimenting with off and on over the years has been adding a foot-operated snare drum to my drumset. This really stems from my goal of playing the role of drummer AND percussionist at the same time in live playing situations. There may also be some boredom motivating it as well! In […]

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Matching Set!

October 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment · gear

My latest drum hardware project has been refinishing some toms to match my bass drum, giving me a full concert setup. It took a few months, but they’re finally done! They started life as a Pearl Export, a Pearl Vision, and 2 CB 700s, all in different colors (along with the two Ludwig marching basses). […]

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Smells Like Practice!

October 16th, 2009 · No Comments · gear, life of a percussionist, practicing

So what does practice smell like? I’ve never really thought about it, but recently I had two smell-induced flashbacks to my high school band days, and it made me think about it! Flashback one: I opened up my binder full scores for the marching band I’ve been working with. Around this point in the season, […]

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