What an inspiring night of dance and music. From mallets to drum kit, contemporary music to ragtime. Mallets and tom in the World Premiere of "Skyward" by Alysa Pires. We heard the music of Nico Muhly, Honstein, Dessner, and Lang.
In "Elite Syncopations" 40 minutes of Ragtime music, played at danceable tiempi instead of the usual frantic pace.
I'm inspired. Off to hit the drum pads and my trusty xylophone.
Concert attendance is one of the main ways I stay inspired as a musician and teacher. If your inspiration is lagging a little bit, buy a concert ticket and sit up close. It might be just the ticket.
Downfall of Paris was originally a drum and fife tune. Alas, it is mostly played as a solo drum piece today.
For Scores click here: Finale 2002 - [Downfall Of Paris_MUS] (vvfdc.org)
For the fife music, click here: Downfall of Paris from Hart's - Fife.mus (wordpress.com)
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Learning to read music opens new worlds of music to us. An important part of our journey to proficiency.
Drumming history is full of inspiring music to learn. Working and exploring music outside of our immediate interests will help us master the key areas of music and keep us from becoming bored playing the same old same old.
Here are some key benefits to learning to read scores.
What a heap of swinging Scottish fun. I highly recommend having a go with this video.
Five reasons why practicing rudiments on the pad or snare drum. In short rudimental skill is one path to the musical freedom, artistic expression, and joy you are seeking.
If I can help you get started on the drumkit, call me.
The school bands are returning soon. One of my students, in anticipation of resumption is getting ready. We are working on his rudiments, coordination, and repertoire from his school text. He'll be ready.
Does your child need the same support and encouragement? Call me.
Drummer Steve Barnes years ago encouraged me to "get my hands together". Rudiments were a part of that journey.
This was inspired by the video below. Creativity comes from limitation. Doing more with less, moving the accents, and exploring the idea for 2 hours. JoJo's advice. Have fun.
David Story, drummer, pianist, qualified online music teacher