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Michael Spiro

With PASIC being right around the corner, I wanted to share some videos from past conventions to show you some examples of the clinics that are presented. Today’s video features Michael Spiro, one the foremost educators of Afro-Cuban/Afo-Brazilian music in the United States. He currently is on the faculty at Indiana University, has recorded and performed on over 100 albums and has produced educational materials for Warner Bros. Publications. (more…)

Percussion Education Weekly Reads 10/19/14

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PASIC is just around the corner! If you have never been to PASIC, it is definitely something to consider in the future. PASIC (Percussive Arts Society International Convention) is the largest percussion event in the world featuring over 120 concerts, clinics, master classes, labs, workshops, panels and presentations. The finest artists from all over the world are invited to present and perform at PASIC. The program showcases all areas of percussion, including: drumset, marching, keyboard, symphonic, world, recreational, education, music technology, new music, and health & wellness. This year, PASIC will occur in Indianapolis on November 19-22, 2014. Have a great week and hope see some of you at PASIC. (more…)

Delécluse Etudes for Snare Drum

Rob Knopper, percussionist with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, is in the middle of his 12 Days of Delécluse. If you are not familiar with Jacques Delecluse’s 12 Etudes for Snare Drum, head out to our friends at Steve Weiss Music and buy yourself a copy of this seminal book for snare drum. There are a couple of books every percussionists should own and this should be one of them. (Other standard snare books include Stick Control, Anthony Cirone’s Portraits in Rhythm and Mitchell Peter’s Intermediate Snare Drum Studies to name a few.) (more…)

Sambass Groove by Christiano Galvão

Today’s video features Brazilian drummer Christiano Gavalão runs through a Sambass Groove as part of his Creative Brazilian Drumming Series. There are so many good sources of information on the internet and I appreciate companies like Zildjian for posting these videos.

Percussion Education Weekly Reads 10/12/14

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Thanks for your continued support of my new website. I am really enjoying my conversations and interactions with everyone. Please do me a favor and subscribe to my YouTube channel and sign up for the newsletter (in the right column of the blog). I appreciate it and thank you in advance. Here are the weekly reads for this week. Please make sure to leave links to what you have been reading below in the comments. (more…)

So Percussion: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

So Percussion has just completed several performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic over the past week. They did the US premiere of man made by Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer David Lang. To listen to the complete performance (including Mahler 5), visit NPR Archive Recording. They also preformed David Lang’s the so-called laws of nature Michael Gordon’s Timber on The Green Umbrella Concert. (more…)

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