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Check Your Habits

January 17th, 2012 · No Comments · 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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End Of One Year, Start Of Another!

January 3rd, 2010 · No Comments · life of a percussionist

Christina posted a blog showing the rampant destruction that goes on around Summerglen at Christmas time, so I thought I’d give a shot of how some of that gets used! Here’s a view of the pit at the Durham Christmas Pageant in Page Auditorium at Duke.  This is actually a little bit smaller than my […]

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My Kinko’s Moment

December 12th, 2009 · 2 Comments · life of a percussionist

I’ve heard other composers talk about the joys of printing music at Kinko’s, and I finally had my moment! I feel like I’ve become a real boy! So, here’s the story. I finished up a piece I’ve been working on, finally got it tweaked just right and laid out in Finale so it’s readable, and […]

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Weekly wrap-Up

November 12th, 2009 · 1 Comment · life of a percussionist

Well, it’s been a busy week here at Summerglen/RhythmArt…  My drumset method book is almost done, I’m just doing some final tweaking/editing stuff before I send it off to the printers. One thing that I’ve resolved to do before sending it is to play through every exercise in the book to make sure they work. […]

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Summertime

July 16th, 2009 · No Comments · life of a percussionist, upcoming gigs

So, it’s probably obvious from my lack of posts lately (or lack thereof), but I’ll go ahead and say it anyway – I’m in serious Summertime mode, and don’t feel like doing anything productive right now! Last month was packed with writing as I got a start on my next Periculum release. Side effect of […]

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