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 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: and its authors shall not be held responsible or liable for any loss, injury, or damages...

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Musical Tempo Change To Note Value Conversions!

Posted by on May 22, 2020 in Arranging, Composition, General Music | Comments Off on Musical Tempo Change To Note Value Conversions!

A handy calculation to help you convert consistent sounding notes while changing the tempo. Have you ever written anything (DRUMMERS) that started with continuous eighth-notes, for example, and you wanted those eighths to become eighth-note-triplets by only changing the tempo? The most clear cut way to do this would be to change the tempo, and if you know this calculation you can figure it out fast! Both rhythms in the measures above sound the same to the listener. In the above example if you started out with eighth-notes at 180bpm and wanted to change them to eighth-note-triplets...

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Free Makemusic Finale Drumline Template

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 in Arranging, Composition | Comments Off on Free Makemusic Finale Drumline Template

Makemusic’s Finale software is incredibly in-depth and powerful, but sometimes you just want to get in and go create right away! Some of the settings and options can be tricky as well, so to alleviate that I created a ready-to-use template that is already set up as soon as you double-click it! So without further adieu – here are the Drumline Template files you’ll need: Download the Finale 2014 Template File Here! Download the Finale 2012 Template File Here! Save those bad boys to your computer and simply open them with Finale and the drumline template is ready to go! So...

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