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.

Dozens of Duets for… the drum and percussion titles

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The Art Of Orchestration In The 21st Century

To be able to facilitate the experience of playing music where there is a connection between composer and performer is very satisfying Continue reading

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What music have you available for percussion ensemble?

‘Too much’ was the reply… players and resources available made it easier to put together a list of titles. Continue reading

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Now Available In Print

Special announcement for the musicians and teachers that prefer print to the on screen version. All the Dozens of Duets books are now available to order in print in the United Kingdom. The £4.00 cost includes first class post to … Continue reading

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Only four left in the world

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Sticks for Starters

Participation in music is life changing. Regular singing and/or playing an instrument have many benefits especially where health and social interaction are concerned. For the first time in my music teaching experience, forty years and counting, I am meeting drum … Continue reading

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On My Trolley

Using the Music (or Percussion) Trolley in Schools Teaching at a number of schools in different areas of the North of England has given me an insight into the use of the trolley of instruments. This resource is often to … Continue reading

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