On Friday, February 16, 2018, I presented Percussion Methods 102: Percussion Methods Revisited at the California All-State Music Education Conference (CASMEC). Below is a list of the resources and presentation outline.
It’s NAMM week and I am looking forward to seeing a lot of my percussion friends. Please make sure to stop by the Yamaha Booth (in the Marriott Ballroom) and say hi. Here are some articles to check out while you are traveling to Anaheim. (more…)
If you aren’t watching Adam Tan’s videos on YouTube or following him on FaceBook, do it now! The videos are informative and funny. The videos include tutorials, reviews and performances. Check out this video for his “Top 10 Favorite Marimba Solos.”
What are your top 10 marimba solos? Leave a comment below.
Fandango 13 by Michael Burritt
Performed by the Eastman Percussion Ensemble – Michael Burritt, Director
Performers: Brant Blackard, Sarah Gartin, Chris Jones, Connor Stevens, Sam Um and Andrea Venet
Produced and edited by Matthew Mann
Audio engineered by Rich Wattie
Camerawork by Justin Freeman and Matthew Mann
©2014 Keyboard Percussion Publications
by Marimba Productions Inc.
Used with permission.
Happy New Year! Here’s to a prosperous, productive and healthy 2018. I will keep this short and sweet. Here are some articles to inspire you in the new year. (more…)
This short video highlights the career of Terry Gibbs. From Wikipedia: Terry Gibbs, born Julius Gubenko on October 13, 1924, is an American jazz vibraphonist and band leader. He has performed or recorded with Tommy Dorsey, Chubby Jackson, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Benny Goodman, Alice Coltrane, Louie Bellson, Charlie Shavers, Mel Tormé, Buddy DeFranco, and others. Gibbs also worked in film and TV studios in Los Angeles.
Thank you for your continued support and here’s to more percussion education in the coming year. I appreciate everyone who supported Percussion Education’s Amazon Wish List. It is always great to hear from you. Please leave a comment below and say hi. Here are the top 5 posts from 2017. (more…)
How many top 10 lists did you read this year? Every year, we are inundated with posts about the top “things”. But why are there never “the worst posts of the year?” So I decided to post my 5 worst posts of the year in hopes you take some time to check these out. While these posts did not did not get viewed many times, I know there are some good pointers for the percussion educator. Happy New Year and I look forward to a great 2018! (more…)
David Garibaldi has been an inspiration to many drummers and musicians for over 40 years. I remember the first time I saw him play in 1991 with Tower of Power. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing and after the performance, I went to Tower Records and bought all of the TOP albums I could find.
Drumeo creates high quality videos of the top drummers. Even if you are not a drum set player, take some time and watch this video.
David began playing drums professionally at 17 years old and joined Tower of Power at the age of 24 in 1970. Not too long after, he became one of the most sought after drummers in the industry. He has featured in hundreds of songs by notable artists and has also appeared on live TV and films. David won the R&B/Funk drummer award from Modern Drummer magazine for five consecutive years from 1980 to 1985, and again in 2003.