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Percussion

Drumming With Words

Greg J. Stone | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
Greg J. Stone

I have what famed Cream drummer Ginger Baker calls the "gift of time." I'm not bragging, by any means. It's just that I have always had an instinctive ability to keep a beat -- at least at the level of an amateur drummer.

17 Signs You Were A Band Geek

Posted 04.24.2014 | Arts

The phrase "band geek" might sound like a derisive label, but to those who wore the chinstrap proudly, it can just as easily be a term of endearment. ...

Artist Profile: Ian David Rosenbaum, Brooklyn-Based New Music Percussionist

Joel Garten | Posted 04.09.2014 | Arts
Joel Garten

He is very active with the music of living composers, regularly performing and commissioning new works. Rosenbaum has also performed numerous innovative percussion works which have taken music for percussion to new places.

Artist Profile: Interview with Composer Andy Akiho

Joel Garten | Posted 01.26.2014 | Arts
Joel Garten

Andy Akiho's compositions have been performed by the New York Philharmonic, the L.A. Philharmonic, Bang On a Can, American Composers Forum, and The Society for New Music.

Drumming to Success: Why Teaching Music Matters

Jason Chuong | Posted 01.25.2014 | Education
Jason Chuong

When music is taught in school, it offers a crucial link to the outside world -- to one of the most prominent facets of our culture. It acts as a bridge from the classroom to the community.

The Red Kevork -- The Journey to Acquire the World's Best Arabic Tambourine

Johnny Farraj | Posted 03.12.2013 | Arts
Johnny Farraj

There's hardly a Middle Eastern percussionist who hasn't heard of his instruments or desired one. Close imitations have failed to achieve the same exact sound quality even by copying all of its dimensions.

Eli Keszler: The Violent New Worlds of Catching Net; "L-Carrier" Video Premiere (EXCLUSIVE)

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 09.09.2012 | Home
Daniel J. Kushner

With his double album Catching Net, Eli Keszler continues to do what few artists are able to do -- effectively translate his installations into engaging audio recordings.

From The Grateful Dead to Rhythm Devils: A Conversation with Mickey Hart

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, who make up the Rhythm Devils, are on the road with a gaggle of friends.

Twenty-One Howitzer Salute

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The crowd was cheering so loudly after Obama was sworn in that it was all but impossible to hear the cannon fire. That summed up the day, for me, more poignantly than anything else.