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What a Drummer Does

Musical Thoughts The drummer provides the rhythmic environment for the entire band Often the role of the drummer is thought to be the timekeeper of the band, but the drummer’s role is far broader. While the drummer’s playing is the … Continue reading

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Why Whole Music Learning? (Pt. 3)

Musical Thoughts In Part 2 of this blog I discussed context vs content. Now I’ll get into some of the differences between my approach and traditional music education. Whole Music Learning vs traditional music education For many years my experiences as a … Continue reading

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Why Whole Music Learning? (Pt. 2)

Musical Thoughts In Part 1, I discussed how for many years I was aware of all sorts of gaps in my understanding of music, but didn’t know how to remedy it. This changed almost overnight after I began to study … Continue reading

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Why Whole Music Learning? (Pt. 1)

Musical Thoughts Whole Music Learning is the name I’ve given to my version of music learning that uses a logical whole-part-whole sequence. Whole-part-whole simply means we learn a song as a whole first, break it down into the parts necessary … Continue reading

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