A Snare Drum "Get Good Quick" Plan
This video contains my get good quick plan for concert snare drumming along with the "greatest" exercise ever written.
Thoughts on Suspended Cymbal Rolls
We need to talk about your students' suspended cymbal rolls. This video shares my thoughts on doing them correctly, as well as gives some tips on being "extra" when performing suspended cymbal parts.
Guide to Writing Drum Cadences Series
These videos are all about writing marching battery percussion (drumline) cadences, which was my first experience with composition. Each video talks about a formula that I use when
I write cadences that will work for any situation.
Part 1 deals with writing very basic and
functional cadences, while part 2 deals with turning basic cadences into something more substantial by updating the old formula. Part 3 talks about writing full section grooves.
My Thoughts on Self Recording
You will have no better teacher than your own recordings. This video talks about how I record myself and why I think it is important.
Composing for Marimba Series
Getting started with your compositional journey can be difficult, so I put some helpful thoughts into these videos.
My Four Mallet Marimba Warmups
Here is what I use every day as my four-mallet marimba warmup routine.