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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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Learning A Second Instrument

August 30th, 2011 · No Comments · 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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Gimme Proof!

November 21st, 2009 · No Comments · new release

I got my proof copy of my drumset method book, “Building Grooves,” in the mail today! This is the last proofreading step before I set it out into the world for all to see. It’s been a long, 7 year journey getting it all done, but now that I can hold it in my hand […]

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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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WOD Is Back!

September 4th, 2009 · No Comments · practicing, WOD

OK, it’s been a long time. A reeaally loooong time, but I’m reviving the Word Of the Day series! For those taht don’t know, Word Of the Day (WOD) is a practice routine that I came up with years ago to work on two main objectives – melody writing and improvisation. Those have always been […]

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