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  • Note Grouping by Linda Maxey (August 1992 Percussive Notes)

    by Rhythm Scene Staff | Jan 13, 2022

    "In spite of the lack of inviolable rules to be applied, there are underlying guidelines that seem to be common to musical interpretation. Among these is the concept of note grouping as the basis for creating a feeling of flow and continuity within a phrase of music.”

    Check out this outstanding Focus on Performance article from the August 1992 issue of Percussive Notes.

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  • The Importance of Your Sticks and Mallets by F. Michael Combs (Fall 1971 Percussive Notes)

    by Rhythm Scene Staff | Dec 16, 2021

    "The stick and mallet needs of students will vary greatly with the particular situation and also the level of development. Although each situation is somewhat different, let us examine the general needs of a student at the various levels of training.”

    Check out this article with stick and mallet recommendations for all levels of percussion study from the Fall 1971 issue of Percussive Notes.

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  • Practical Tips for Young Drummers by John Chandler (Fall 1978 Percussive Notes)

    by Rhythm Scene Staff | Nov 18, 2021

    "This guide will provide information about these practical aspects to aid the young drummer to play, whether it is in a stage band, a combo, or a dance band."

    Check out this excellent article with lots of timeless recommendations for young drummers hoping to pursue a variety of drum set performance opportunities from the Fall 1978 issue of Percussive Notes.

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