Tag: percussion

  • The Oncoming Cacerolazo: Stories and Sounds from Puerto Rico’s Massive Protests

    The Oncoming Cacerolazo: Stories and Sounds from Puerto Rico’s Massive Protests

    Drumming and loud sound are such large parts of Puerto Rican culture, it only makes sense they’d be the focal point of this week’s protests. Take a listen!

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  • 8 Percussionists Dominating the New Music Scene Right Now

    8 Percussionists Dominating the New Music Scene Right Now

    Today we highlight 8 percussionists who are leading new music, improvised music and jazz in unforseen and exciting directions. Read on for more!

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  • 4 Drummers Using Digital Electronics to Redefine the Boundaries of Their Kits

    4 Drummers Using Digital Electronics to Redefine the Boundaries of Their Kits

    Whether you’re sitting down to a jazz concert, flipping out at a death metal concert, or standing around to watch a group of indie darlings, towards the back of the stage you’re almost always guaranteed to see a drum kit. Rhythm is one of the great unifiers in music and there’s nothing quite like watching […]

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  • Recognizing Jazz Idioms in Modern-Day Rhythms

    Recognizing Jazz Idioms in Modern-Day Rhythms

    By Emanuel Harrold As I go out and listen to new music on a daily basis, I can’t help but hear the nuances of jazz music in everyday moments. Sometimes, it’s the syncopation and spacing of sounds, other times, it’s the rhythms. And, sure, I’m a jazz drummer, so I’m biased, but it’s true that […]

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  • 10 Rediscovered Minimalist Masterpieces from Japan, Thanks to YouTube

    10 Rediscovered Minimalist Masterpieces from Japan, Thanks to YouTube

    + Learning about synthesis? Soundfly’s got a definitive new course called Advanced Synths and Patch Design! Preview for free and subscribe for access. Without the internet around to provide an unbroken timeline of artistic events to a potentially endless landscape of wandering eyes, records that couldn’t achieve access to a viable fanbase in the 1980s have mostly, inevitably […]

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  • Rhythm Section Essentials Workshop: Adding Flavor to Your Groove with Percussion

    Rhythm Section Essentials Workshop: Adding Flavor to Your Groove with Percussion

    In most production and ensemble settings these days, auxiliary percussion is used primarily to add extra sparkle and syncopated spice to a track. Yet, adding this flare effectively is more difficult than it sounds. If mismanaged, percussion additions can easily cause problems with the flow of your track. Let’s break down some of the ways you can […]

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  • Intro to Electronic Drumming: Connecting Your Percussion Pad to a DAW

    Intro to Electronic Drumming: Connecting Your Percussion Pad to a DAW

    One of the best ways to explore complete drumming versatility when using a percussion pad is to combine it with your favorite Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), such as Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Logic Pro, or Reason. In this article, I’m going to break down the steps to connect your percussion pad to Ableton Live. Recently, Soundfly released a […]

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  • Amazing Drummers Who Were Still Green at Eighteen

    Amazing Drummers Who Were Still Green at Eighteen

    By Rebecca Redman Scientists often claim that kids are like sponges and can pick up new skills with very little effort. Once you reach adulthood, though, it’s over. No more learning. Too hard. Not enough time. Gotta go to work. Everything feels out of reach — finishing that bachelor’s degree, opening that restaurant, finally running a […]

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  • How Successful Musicians Practice: Drums & Percussion

    How Successful Musicians Practice: Drums & Percussion

    Along the road to becoming a successful musician, one encounters quite a few “P” words: patience, perseverance, posture, pain, etc. However, the most important of these words is undeniably and frustratingly, “practice.” I’ve personally had a love/hate relationship with practice since 2002. I can remember quite clearly my mother insisting that I practice my drums on a […]

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  • Ditch the Drum Machine: Use Live Percussion to Amp Up Your Sound and Show

    Ditch the Drum Machine: Use Live Percussion to Amp Up Your Sound and Show

    By Sammy Wags Making a power trio, rock quartet, or any standard instrumental formation stand out in an ever growing crowd of great bands can be tough. Adding some subtle flavors and outside influences into the mix can be a great way to spice things up and give listeners something else to latch on to throughout […]

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Com Truise: Mid-Fi Synthwave Slow-Motion Funk