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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Diddles App!

Posted by on Feb 11, 2020 in Basses, Drumline, General Music, Practice, Snares, Software, Tenors | Comments Off on Diddles App!

Drumline App For iOS iPhones, iPods, and iPads For marching snare, tenor, and bass drummers you’re missing out if you don’t already have this app! This is more than just a metronome app for your phone, this is a fully immersive training program. Get more involved in your warmup routine and maximize your practice time. Pull out your iPad and let this app guide you! The best part about this app is that it has several options to target the exact area you’re interested in working. Much like a workout routine, you can single out specific rudiment styles or exercise...

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Innovative Percussion Artist & Educator Endorsement

Posted by on Feb 10, 2020 in Drumline, Hardware, Snares, Studio, Tenors | Comments Off on Innovative Percussion Artist & Educator Endorsement

Innovative Percussion Drumsticks, Mallets & Accessories I’m very excited to announce that I’m now officially an endorsed artist and educator with Innovative Percussion! The IP products are instrumental in my success as a percussionist and instructor and I’m proud to have been using their sticks, mallets, and accessories for over 15 years! Check the info below to find my favorite products from IP that I use in my studio and with all of my ensembles… IP-1 Generals are my go-to concert and drum set stick of choice. They have an oval shaped bead which is...

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Drumline Instructors Step #1 – Drumline Warmups

Posted by on Oct 3, 2018 in Composition, Drumline, Instruction | Comments Off on Drumline Instructors Step #1 – Drumline Warmups

If you’re brand new to drumline instruction and need a solid place to start you’re ready for step number one – full drumline warmups and technique packet. Step one is deciding how to setup your drumline and create the best environment for their success. In order to complete this step you’ll need a clearly defined technique outline and fundamental drumline warmups or exercises. This is something that every successful ensemble requires, not just in the marching percussion world but across all types of group activities. If you were to ignore this first step the result...

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Drumline GoPro & Best Mounts

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016 in Drumline, Hardware | Comments Off on Drumline GoPro & Best Mounts

If you’re like a lot of other drummers in a drumline you want to grab as much footage as you can. And rightfully so, as soon as you graduate or age-out you’ll start to miss it and want to look back, you NEED some sort of video at least. If friends or family record from the front you’ll get a great (hopefully) audience perspective on what you did, but if you truly want to re-live the moments you’ll be looking for a first person shot. A lot of activities are really grabbing hold of the GoPro setup because it’s easy and small but packs a big punch. There are several...

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Implements of Choice

Posted by on Mar 29, 2016 in Drumline, Hardware, Pit, Shop | Comments Off on Implements of Choice

If you’re auditioning or have been given a position in one of Mr. Blakley’s percussion sections then this is a list of items you’ll need to have. If you’re not in one of his groups then this is just a list of choice items that are highly recommended through years of experience with them. Since 2003 the sticks and mallets chosen to be used have been the same, as well as the manner in which they are used by the performers. In the next section you’ll see an itemized list by instrumentation that the groups all use. If you’re in one of these groups...

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