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. Happy New Year and I look forward to a great 2017!
Have you ever needed a click track for a performance? Francisco Perez has created a great guide for any musician.
Thank you for your continued support and here’s to more percussion education in the coming year. It would be great to hear from you. Please leave a comment below and say hi. Happy New Year! Here are the top 5 posts from 2016.
2) Jeff Porcaro plays Rosanna: One of my all time favorite drummers playing the classic groove to Rosanna. Even if you are not a drumset player, you will appreciate this amazing video. Last year this was #1 and it remains in the top 5 again this year.
3) The Greatest Snare Drum Tuning Trick: Every time I watch this video, I always wonder how long the counterhoop will remain flat and round?
4) Snare Drum Head Showdown: A showdown of 14 drum heads in one video.
5) Episode 026: Composing using the Rudiments: Rounding out the top 5, this post continues to be popular. In the coming year, I hope to create more videos about composing.
Inner Eye is inspired by a statue of Shiva at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The “third eye” or “inner eye” of the statue is believed to see beyond sight, and is the portal into the central energy point of a being. This idea of inward reflection, and dizziness felt when observing the multiple faces of the statue, led the the circular motifs and chaotic moments of this piece.
Maria Finkelmeier, marimba and loop
Scott Quade, videography