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2020 Parlour Music

With music students in the UK not able to work in bands and ensembles due to social distancing and closed venues it seemed the right time to compose music for the home ensemble. Not a return to the Victorian parlour … 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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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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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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Drummers are percussionists too

Well into the teaching term now and already some of the drum pupils are asking about when they will be playing percussion again. Introducing the sounds of percussion into the drum lessons has inspired most of the students to consider … Continue reading

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Present and past, new and old, now and then.

How to celebrate 37 years, and counting, of composing and publishing music? This is the question I have been pondering for a number of weeks and then everything became clear as I was editing some new compositions. The idea is … Continue reading

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Part-time PhD and amendments

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Deranged Drums on Digital Vistas now published

For Percussion Ensembles Deranged Drums on Digital Vistas for drum kit (set) and two percussion ensembles is now published and the complete set of full score and parts is now available to order from the Home page at http://www.prbpnews.info I … Continue reading

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Only a 35 year work anniversary

So Linked In reminded me this week that my independent business had been going for 35 years and thank you for all those that passed a comment or gave the thumbs up. This is one anniversary I had not thought … Continue reading

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R and S from the A to Z of percussion

R Rain maker (Brazil) Tube with baffles and seeds inside. Ratchet Usually made of wood with a cog turning against fixed slats. Translations Italian raganella, French crecelle, German ratshe, Spanish carraca. Rattle (Aboriginal/ Australia)- Container or gourd with seeds inside. … Continue reading

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