Escaping The Musical Rut: PT III

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Here is our final piece of information to set you on course to practicing in a more efficient way to aid learning a musical instrument. Push Yourself Remember when I mentioned listening to different genres? Play them, too. Try learning a song note for note in a completely different genre. Try writing a song in Read More

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Exploring ‘Whiplash’: The 6 Books Every Aspiring Jazz Drummer Should Know

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Ted Reed – Progressive Steps to Syncopation The classic of drum instructional books as applied to jazz styles. ‘Syncopation’ (as it is known in drum circles) will explore your understanding of beat placement and rudiment application across the drum set. The various exercises and examples in Syncopation allow you to open them up and apply Read More

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Escaping The Musical Rut: Pt II

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Our guide to getting over your learning hump continues here – in part 2 we discuss how to listen to yourself play (and thus avoid putting your friends through audible turmoil) and how to practice more intelligently to aid progress. Enjoy! The Benefits Of Recording Yourself Besides listening to real musicians (not that you aren’t Read More

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