Author Archives: derangeddrums

About derangeddrums

Composer, percussionist, musical director, teacher and educator. My music has been written for audiences in palaces and in the street. Music is my vocation and my passion and I hope you enjoy it too.

Starting Percussion

Four sessions for the beginner percussionist, listen to the complete tracks at https://urbanskyline.bandcamp.com/album/four-sessions-for-drums-and-percussion Download the sheet music from https://payhip.com/b/adWR Free play a long tracks available at https://urbanskyline.bandcamp.com/album/four-sessions-for-hand-percussion Advertisements

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April 1st

Toot Tango 2 for some April first fun https://urbanskyline.bandcamp.com/album/toot-tango-2 Download the sheet music from https://payhip.com/b/qVPn

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Strings and Bells

Welcome to Spring https://soundcloud.com/music-54-4/welcome-to-spring Download the sheet music from https://payhip.com/b/3bPV A4 size

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Demands of many deadlines

The track a day, #atrackaday, challenge has been very useful in concentrating my mind on an effective use of time and resources. I have uncovered many unreleased recordings as I delve through the archives and this week have put together … Continue reading

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A Track A Day

Or for some social media #atrackaday Introducing my New Year’s good intentions, after a holiday period of coughs and splutters, even though George Arnett in the Guardian article a few years ago found that 66% of resolutions last less than … Continue reading

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A to Z of Percussion

A couple of years ago I published a collection of blogs about percussion. It was an A to Z of percussion instruments and to save searching I have now collated all the links on one page. Here are all the … Continue reading

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Sing, Sing, Sing and Sing

It has been a busy ten days working with, and enjoying the sounds of, four very different choirs in Yorkshire. Performances in the sympathetic acoustic of Wakefield Cathedral to the unresponsive dryness of the Holiday Inn Barnsley function room and … Continue reading

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