General Music

Drum Set and Percussion FAQ

Posted by on Jul 17, 2020 in Drumset, General Music | 0 comments

Question & Answer Submissions – Suggestions & Requests too!   Do you have any burning questions about drums? Or even just some random thoughts you’ve never really asked about? Send them here! Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about drumline, drum set, and percussion in general. In a future article any questions received from here will be answered personally and hopefully help you out, along with anyone else that might have similar questions in the future!             So check out the FAQ below with answers to the best of my ability....

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Drumline and Marching FAQ

Posted by on Jul 11, 2020 in Composition, General Music | 0 comments

Question & Answer Submissions – Suggestions & Requests too! Do you have any burning questions about drums? Or even just some random thoughts you’ve never really asked about? Send them here! Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about drumline, drum set, and percussion in general. In a future article any questions received from here will be answered personally and hopefully help you out, along with anyone else that might have similar questions in the future! So check out the FAQ below with answers to the best of my ability. Then, email...

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Tempo & Tachymeters

Posted by on Jul 8, 2020 in General Music | 0 comments

You love tachymeters, I love tachymeters, everyone just can’t enough of tachymeters! In all seriousness though, what the heck is a tachymeter and why is it printed on the frame of every watch I’ve owned? Ok, so far these are all things you could, and should be saying to yourself. A tachymeter is actually really handy if you know how to use it, and there are tons of practical uses for this outside of music, but that’s not why you’re here on this page. I recommend looking for a video online that gives you some fun ways to use a tachymeter outside of music if...

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Musical Tempo Change To Note Value Conversions!

Posted by on May 22, 2020 in Arranging, Composition, General Music | 0 comments

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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Diddles App!

Posted by on Feb 11, 2020 in Basses, Drumline, General Music, Practice, Snares, Software, Tenors | 0 comments

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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100 Songs (Hear with Fresh Ears)

Posted by on Apr 11, 2016 in General Music | 0 comments

There are a lot of great ways to listen to music, but have you ever listened to a song so many times that it loses its spark? Or have you ever felt like a song has just gotten dusty and less interesting over time? That doesn’t mean it isn’t good, it just means that you need to find a new way to listen to it! Here is a small solution to hear your all time favorite songs with fresh ears. First, make a playlist of exactly 100 songs. If you do this with friends you could make it in iTunes (or whatever program you use to burn CDs or share music), and if you want to do this online use...

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