Tag: Tech

Technology and Teaching – Teaching with the Yamaha EAD10

 A few months ago I started to see ads for the Yamaha EAD10, some form of new drum gadget that was supposed to make your kit sound better. Instantly I knew I wanted to see how that would effect the teaching studio. Overview EAD stands for Electric Acoustic Drum, and the system essentially consists…




Technology and Teaching – Groove Scribe

Groove Scribe is an online transcription and composition tool for drumset brought to us by Mike Johnston and the great people over at Mikeslessons.com. It combines the worlds of a WYSIWYG interface, drum tab, and western musical notation. It easily allows a user to write, listen to and share a groove. This is a great…




Technology and Teaching – Clapping Music

Steve Reich’s Clapping Music is the quintessential representation of phase music. Its simplicity clearly shows the core concept behind phase music and is the perfect and most elegant piece to illustrate the concept that by changing and modifying small fragments of music one unlocks a whole new way of experiencing that music. If you are…




Technology and Teaching – Vic Firth Mobile App

I started teaching privately roughly twelve years ago. When I first started teaching I was at the forefront of technology with my big binder of CDs full of all the songs I used in lessons on a regular basis. Within a few years I spent some big money on an 80 gig iPod 4, which…