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Groove Of The Month – February 2017

“Go With The Flow” – Queens Of The Stone Age – 2002 – Dave Grohl – 160bpm A good drum hook can be more powerful than any guitar riff. There is no band that does it better than Queens Of The Stone Age. Josh Homme, the band’s songwriter, producer, guitar player, and frontman has worked…




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Groove Of The Month – January 2017

“A Quick Death In Texas” – Clutch – 2015 – Jean-Paul Gaster – 94bpm We’re doing something a little different this time around in that we are featuring a specific section of a song. In this case it is the bridge from Clutch’s “A Quick Death In Texas.” For this section Jean-Paul Gaster creates a…




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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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Teaching Tips – The Form Is A Lie

In this video I recall a recent lesson where we didn’t play the drums at all, and that’s ok. Transcription Below: A few days ago I’m rounding out the end of a long day teaching. I had subbed school in the morning and then come in to teach a full schedule of private students afterward….




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Teaching Tips – It’s On Me

Recently one of my student recitals showed me a major flaw in the way I’ve been teaching drumset. So what am I going to do about it? Have you ever been in a situation like that, where you see a student make a mistake and you know instantly that it’s your fault completely, not theirs?…




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Technology and Teaching – The Soundbrenner Pulse

Welcome to our first video article for Technology and Teaching. In this episode we’re taking a look at the Soundbrenner Pulse, a wearable, vibrating metronome. Make sure to let us know what you think in the comments below or send us a tweet @musiciansnotes. If you’d rather read the review, a text version is available…




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The Drum Pad – Episode 11

Today Otto and Drew talk about teaching composition, transcription, and writing music. Subscribe in iTunes, listen here, or watch below on YouTube: http://twitter.com/musiciansnotes http://facebook.com/musiciansnotepad https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHQk08F0Xauuzd8_kouH17A




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The Drum Pad – Episode 9

Today Otto and Drew welcome percussionist Matt Dudek to the podcast to talk about how to make it working the theater circuit Subscribe in iTunes, listen here, or watch below on YouTube: http://twitter.com/musiciansnotes http://facebook.com/musiciansnotepad https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHQk08F0Xauuzd8_kouH17A




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The Drum Pad – Episode 6

This week Otto and Drew talk about getting started in teaching drums Subscribe in iTunes, listen here, or watch below on YouTube: http://twitter.com/musiciansnotes http://facebook.com/musiciansnotepad https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHQk08F0Xauuzd8_kouH17A




Percussion In Pop Culture – Keeping Up

As Abraham Simpson once famously said “I used to be with it, but hen they changed what it was. Now what I’m with isn’t it, and what’s it seems weird and scary to me. It’ll happen to you!” When I started teaching in my early twenties I was usually hip to new music and artists…