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Conducting a National Tour

By Danny Taylor "Conducting a National Tour is incredibly challenging, but so rewarding. Stepping on to the podium with a new orchestra every few weeks really keeps you on your...

Conducting a National Tour

By Danny Taylor "Conducting a National Tour is incredibly challenging, but so rewarding. Stepping on to the podium with a new orchestra every few weeks really keeps you on your...

Reporting from the Broadway Trenches

Reporting from the Broadway Trenches

By Jon Berger "After a grueling four years at SUNY I still had one theory class left to finish. I was really depressed. A classmate of mine recommended me for...

Reporting from the Broadway Trenches

By Jon Berger "After a grueling four years at SUNY I still had one theory class left to finish. I was really depressed. A classmate of mine recommended me for...

Drumming for "Ain’t Too Proud"

Drumming for "Ain’t Too Proud"

By Clayton Craddock "When I first got the call to start working on Ain’t Too Proud - The Life And Times Of The Temptations, I was curious about which era...

Drumming for "Ain’t Too Proud"

By Clayton Craddock "When I first got the call to start working on Ain’t Too Proud - The Life And Times Of The Temptations, I was curious about which era...

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It's Groundhog Day... Again!

By Joe Mowatt "The unique part of Groundhog Day was that the drummer had to play on stage, in a groundhog costume, wearing a giant groundhog head. Since I could...

It's Groundhog Day... Again!

By Joe Mowatt "The unique part of Groundhog Day was that the drummer had to play on stage, in a groundhog costume, wearing a giant groundhog head. Since I could...

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My Tuning Philosophy

By Sean McDaniel "I’ve experimented with the bottom heads being a tritone higher on certain gigs if the drums are bigger. At my current Broadway show, I’ve even had the...

My Tuning Philosophy

By Sean McDaniel "I’ve experimented with the bottom heads being a tritone higher on certain gigs if the drums are bigger. At my current Broadway show, I’ve even had the...

Setting Up a New Broadway Percussion Book

Setting Up a New Broadway Percussion Book

By Bill Hayes "When preparing a percussion book for a new Broadway show, we occasionally get the music in advance. That allows us to start our “treasure hunt” early, to have...

Setting Up a New Broadway Percussion Book

By Bill Hayes "When preparing a percussion book for a new Broadway show, we occasionally get the music in advance. That allows us to start our “treasure hunt” early, to have...