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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.

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