Tag Archives: drums

D from A to Z of percussion

Damaru (Tibet) Wooden hour-glass shaped drum with clappers, originally made from a human skull. Continue reading

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C from A to Z of percussion

Cajón/Cajónes (Cuba) Wooden crates of different sizes used to play rumba. (originally boxes to transport fish). Continue reading

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B from A to Z of percussion

Bongo(s) (Cuba) Pair of small drums that play a timekeeping and improvising role in the ensemble. The smaller drum is called “macho” and the larger one “hembra”. Continue reading

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The Rhythms of Life

In the Rhythm Quartets series I have divided the rhythmic elements into simple patterns and as the series progresses have added new rhythmic cells to those from the previous books. Continue reading

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Online yet still so much offline

If I was to believe the majority of posts on my LinkedIn and Twitter feeds then online is everything. Full of strategies to use including how to form your tribe, the next ‘new’ approach for more customer interaction, more software … Continue reading

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Drums and percussion

The National Association of Percussion Teachers was established by a group of like-minded percussionists and drummers who wanted to share their knowledge, learn from others and create a network of excellence in drum and percussion teaching throughout the United Kingdom. … Continue reading

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Percussive Christmas

All good wishes to all my percussive friends, followers, connections, bloggers and bashers. To all business acquaintances and colleagues have a bumper Christmas. Hope to hear from you all in the New Year when I will be putting together another … Continue reading

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The Drum – history and promotion

  In 1995 I was commissioned to write music for percussion ensemble with narrator for the Rotherham Schools Percussion Ensemble. The ensemble had four up and coming performers who were destined to become professionals supported by other enthusiastic students. The … Continue reading

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“No vestige of a beginning, – no prospect of an end.”

This describes last week very well as the organisation, recording and performance of Deranged Drums on Digital Vistas came to fruition. Little did I know where the creative journey would take me when I read John Hutton’s quote in the … Continue reading

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Online promotion over, now it is your turn

The Indiegogo site is showing the project but it is no longer taking contributions (just send digital cash via PayPal to music@prbp.co.uk and it will still get through).  This form of promotion is over but your contributions to how the … Continue reading

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