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  • mark wessels wrote a new blog post: Peter Erskine Brush Lesson #1: Creating a Smooth Legato Sound   4 years, 9 months ago · View

    ThumbnailIn this lesson series, Peter will cover basic brush skills on the drumset. Peter’s musical approach will benefit players at every level – from beginner to advanced. In Lesson 1, Peter talks about the most fundamental element of brush technique: creating a smooth legato sound. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeMhe0CT-wM Have questions, comments or want to add your own observations on [...]

  • mark wessels wrote a new blog post: Kagel’s “Dressur” & the Instrumental Theater Idiom   4 years, 12 months ago · View

    I recently finished filming, editing and posting the 2010 Yale Percussion Group’s performance of Kagel’s “Dressur” and thought it would be a great opportunity to open up a discussion of the piece – and the instrumental theater idiom in general. View the Yale Percussion Group’s Performance: (For the best visual experience, I recommend downloading the High Definition [...]

  • mark wessels wrote a new blog post: Rudimental Ramblings 4: What Really Works?   5 years, 5 months ago · View

    I’ve enjoyed writing this little series of articles on the rudiments.  Not that I have any authority over what is accepted as an “official rudiment” or not — but at least as an exercise in thought on the subject. Is what we’re doing REALLY the best that we can do for kids and teachers, or [...]

  • mark wessels wrote a new blog post: YouTube Clip: World (Wii) Percussion   5 years, 9 months ago · View

    It’s pretty fascinating how far computer-aided performance can go.  Here’s a Wiimote-controlled robot that (at least according to Popular Science) will make “Human Hippies obsolete.” Not sure I’d go that far – but still very cool! A word of thanks to the Zildjian tweet for this one.  Let us know what you think! httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b-tWK6AeLY The [...]