What is Proper Stage Etiquette?

There is so much to know about being a musician that sometimes the little things are not addressed. Some of those “little things” are etiquette issues. As teachers, we can only do so much in lessons and ensemble rehearsals. So I’ve have decided to start a list. I would like to start an open dialogue about etiquette issues and create a comprehensive list that can be turned into a PDF that we can all share with our students. I welcome any feedback and contributions. (more…)

line upon line performs Missa Materialis

This video features line upon line percussion performing Missa Materialis by Ian Dicke. This performance features line upon line (Adam Bedell, Cullen Faulk, Matthew Teodori), percussion at the Outpost Concert Series at the Culver Center of the Arts on November 6, 2013.

I. Industry
II. End User
III. Prophets and Profits
IV. Plastic Deity
V. Landfill

Has anyone else played this piece? What other percussion trio pieces are out there that we should check out? Let us know.

The “Alternative” Recital

By Thad Anderson

Lately, I have found myself interested in exploring unconventional ways of presenting a standard solo percussion recital. Having performed countless student-based recitals using traditional formatting (entrance, applause, performance, applause, exit…repeat, repeat, repeat), I sought to introduce new ways of interacting with my audience through “alternative” programming, venues, and presentation format. My first venture into this territory is my recent recital series, Vignette No. 1 for solo percussion. (more…)

Dr. Dave’s Percussion Videos (Episode 011)

Today’s video features a new cajon trio by percussionist and composer Andrew Beall. Rancho Jubilee was performed at the 2010 PAS NYC “Weekend of Percussion” on February 20th, 2010. The performers are Javier Diaz, Andrew Beall, Wilson Torres (left to right). Check out Andrew Beall for more information about his other compositions and performances.

Do you play cajon? What other percussion trios would you recommend? Leave a comment.

Originally posted on DrumChattr on September 28, 2010 by Dave Gerhart.

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