Percussion Education Reads 11/20/16

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PASIC is over and it was great to see some many friends and colleagues! Congrats to the PAS staff and board for a successful event. I am looking forward to next year. Thanksgiving is this week and I am thankful for everyone who reads this blog. Thanks for your support over the years and I look forward to the future. Here’s some articles to check out over the break. Let me know what you are reading. Please leave a comment below.

Let’s talk Bartok (or: Making Things Sound As Easy As They Aren’t) by Jeremy Epp

Learning Something New? Try This Mental Practice Tweak That Could Accelerate the Learning Process By Noa Kageyama

Website Design Inspiration: Best Music Teacher Websites by Melanie @ Bandzoogle.com

What You Need to Know About Taxes If You Make Money from the Gig Economy by Kristin Wong

What it means to be a critical thinker and why marketers need to embrace the concept by Matt Umbro

Neil Peart plays Tom Sawyer

I always enjoy finding hidden gems on the internet. A while ago, I posted the drumset audio track of Jeff Porcaro playing Rosanna. What an iconic groove! In today’s post, I want to share another fantastic drumset audio track by legend Neil Peart. This track features his drumming on Tom Sawyer. Are there any tracks you have heard that you would like to share with the community? Please leave a comment below and I will post them.

Percussion Education Reads 11/5/16

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This is a big week in the world of percussion. Over 5000 percussionists and over 90 marching bands will converge onto Indianapolis, IN for the Percussive Arts Society International Convention and the Bands of America Grand National Championships. Are you going? I’ll be there for PASIC with the Yamaha Percussion Team. If you are there, please come by the booth and say hi. It’s a going to be a great week for everyone involved. Here are some articles to check out on your plane flight. (more…)

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