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Check Your Habits

January 17th, 2012 · lessons, life of a percussionist, practicing

The human body is an amazing machine. Do anything often enough and consistently enough, and it will start to feel natural. This can be both a blessing and a curse. As musicians, we want our physical motions to become habitual. As I always tell my students – we study technique so that we don’t have […]

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Learning A Second Instrument

August 30th, 2011 · life of a percussionist, practicing

As musicians, we all tend to dabble a bit. Who hasn’t had a “round robin” at rehearsal just to break things up a bit? And I’d bet there’s probably a pennywhistle in the back of a drawer somewhere in your house, too! Lately, I’ve been diving in to learning bass guitar, and I’ve noticed a […]

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Better Music Reading Through Predicting The Future

March 28th, 2011 · lessons, practicing, video

It’s time to practice reading music, and really conquering that part of our musical development. One of the key factors that separates master readers from average readers is the amount of information taken in at a glance. Average readers let their eyes track along with what they are playing, which is actually really hard to […]

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De-Coupling

March 23rd, 2010 · 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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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-03-06

March 6th, 2010 · Uncategorized

OK percussionists, I need to find sounds for a dog, coyote, and owl. Ideas? # Never heard before tonight: "If there's something you haven't tried before, this is the place to do it." My next gig is going to be awesome! # Today's recording tip: if you hear your stomach rumbling through the mic, it's […]

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