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Quirky Percussion

Plenty to do, but there’s always time for some quirky fun, especially with all the toys at my disposal at Hands-On Music. Here’s a little sonic adventure using Hammerax effects stacks, gongs and cymbals. Featured instruments are the Slap, Bash, Spanky, 6″ hihats, 2 Boomywhangs and a 21″ Indigo Flat Ride.

Quirky percussion

Here is a donkey’s jawbone from Peru. You play it by striking the side of the jaw and it sounds like a vibra-slap. Ironically,the vibra-slap was created to mimic a jawbone. Obviously donkey jawbones aren’t necessarily obtainable, so the vibra-slap was created in its place    

On the Occasion of Naming the Lower Merion High School Music Lab for Josh Sack

Josh Sack came to me for drum lessons at age 9, a drummer in his heart but not yet in actuality. His mother brought a picture of him as a toddler, a toy drum hanging from around his neck, his expression passionate as he intensely hit the drum. I saw this same expression many times …

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