Posts by Patrick R F Blakley

Steering Wheel Rhythms Vol. 2

Posted by on Nov 18, 2021 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Steering Wheel Rhythms Vol. 2

Meshuggah – Gods of Rapture Here’s the long awaited second installment of the Steering Wheel Rhythms posts, and it’s actually a two-for-one special! There are two sections of this song we’re going to break down the rhythms for: The syncopated section of the intro and then the repeated rhythm under the guitar solo as a bonus.  Note from our legal department: PatrickRFBlakley.com and its authors shall not be held responsible or liable for any loss, injury, or damages resulting from the use of these materials. Steering Wheel Rhythms, and all other musical notation...

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Drummer Apparel & Merch Section Added!

Posted by on Nov 17, 2021 in Drumline, Shop | Comments Off on Drummer Apparel & Merch Section Added!

Drumline Shirts and Percussion Apparel – Pick yours out now! . Recently there has been some demand for custom tshirts for marching percussion. I’ve decided to push this into several specific areas of marching percussion and drumming in general. There are even some colorguard and winterguard shirts as well!  If you don’t find what you like please feel free to contact me and let me know what you would like to see in the shop, whether it’s a design idea or just different clothing options for a current design. . Check out the store and find a great shirt for the...

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Cost of Timing – Field Graph

Posted by on May 14, 2021 in Instruction | Comments Off on Cost of Timing – Field Graph

Cost of timing has been described in a previous article, but we both know that it’s a tricky concept to explain in pure text form. Recently I’ve been working with my friend Pat McNeil to design an online field graph to help visually interpret the equivalent sound delay on a football field. First though, a huge thanks to Pat for his help with coding this, please check out his site at PatMcNeil.net to get in touch or check out his content. . Cost of Timing Review: To quickly review this small portion of the Cost of Timing concept, we start with a musician on any given part of the...

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Steering Wheel Rhythms Vol. 1

Posted by on Nov 21, 2020 in Arranging | Comments Off on Steering Wheel Rhythms Vol. 1

Animals As Leaders – The Woven Web Breakdown Introducing “Steering Wheel Rhythms” to the PatrickRFBlakley.com percussion articles! Steering wheel rhythms are going to become a regular installment with sheet music representing certain parts of various songs. Usually the songs will involve quite intricate rhythms or phrases and they’ll also tend to be from songs that make us want to pound them out on our steering wheels! Note from our legal department: PatrickRFBlakley.com and its authors shall not be held responsible or liable for any loss, injury, or damages...

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Terre Hill, Woodard, New York State

Posted by on Oct 24, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Terre Hill, Woodard, New York State

Terre Hill, Woodard, New York State: Surrounding History & ExplorationAn essay by Patrick R. F. Blakley Ok, it’s been a while since I posted anything here, but it’s with good reason! I’ve recently just completed a 17,500+ word research paper focused on the Terre Hill area of Woodard, NY inside the town of Clay. This is not at all drum related, though I did sneak in a marching band fact with historical relevance. I don’t blame you if you just scroll past this one, but if you’re in the area you might feel a little compelled to check it out! I’ve also...

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