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Drumming with Santa and 2016 Wrap Up

I didn’t want to do yet another just sitting in front of the camera talking video, so here I am jamming with my favorite Christmas decoration as a text crawl talks about what we did this year. In all seriousness thank you very much for watching, commenting, subscribing, and supporting us through this year! If…




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CHROMEY! – PASIC 2016 Recap

Our interview with Chris Schneberger, one of the handlers of CHROMEY, Neil Peart’s actual drumkit from the early days of RUSH! Join the Chromey Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/chromey/ Get involved with Drumstrong: https://www.facebook.com/DRUMSTRONG




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PASIC 2016 Recap

All the PASIC you can handle in 9 min. This video is more about the experience of PASIC, to get a recount of the clinics Drew attended click here. As of the posting of this video we have 121 subscribers to our YouTube Channel. This is incredibly exciting and humbling for all of us that…




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Drew’s PASIC 2016 Recap

Once again, this years Percussive Arts Society International Convention did not disappoint. I spent my three days at the convention as I always do, attending clinics, workshops, meetings, panel discussions, and performances. I also had a chance to check out a variety of new products in the exhibit hall, scour through a great number of…




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The Continuing Importance of Personal Drum Instruction in the Digital Age

With all the videos and websites online these days one might assume that the need for one-on-one personalized lessons with an instructor is no longer necessary. However, even with the aid of modern methods to learn a skill like music, and in this case playing the drums, poring over an abundance of video tutorials on…




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Everybody Loves Ringo … or You have to keep an open mindset

In this video article we explore how your attitude and opinions shape the way your students think. Check out the video or read the transcript below! What did you think? Leave a comment below or send us a tweet @musiciansnotes. If you dug it please share and subscribe. otto Transcript: Everybody loves Ringo. He is…




Thoughts on the passing of David Bowie

Comparisons of icons is not fair. The reason that someone becomes iconic is because they stand out so far from the normal, a person both so individual and influential that they set their own metric. David Bowie was certainly one of those artists. What I want to say about Bowie is that he was to…




Year End Wrap Up – 2015!

With the end of the year a few days away we wanted to take a moment to look back and reflect on what we’ve done here at the Musician’s Notepad. We’ll talk about goals met and goals missed and what our goals are for the new year. The first thing to note is that we’ve…




No post this week

No big post this week. We’re taking this time to finish up and start a few new ideas. We’ll be back next week with another Publication. Thanks!



Changes to The Musician’s Notepad

You may have noticed that there is no podcast posted today. This is one of the changes coming to The Musician’s Notepad. The issues that caused ‘The Drum Pad’ to go on a temporary hiatus before have risen again and at this time we have decided to discontinue our podcast. Having a weekly podcast is…