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Calling all percussionists/drummers!

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Roberto Miranda with Virgilio Figueroa on congas at the Gon Bops factory circa 1980.

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2024/04/15
22:12 UTC

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New to percussion. Recommendations on conga, djembe, or darbuka?

Hello! I'm a bass player (banjo, mandolin, and guitar as well) who is looking into the world of percussion. I'm looking at purchasing a single hand drum, with a budget capped at around $500, with some room for flexibility. Versatility and ease of transport is very important to me in this situation. I listen to a wide range of music and would most likely be taking this drum to as many open mic/open jams as possible. Most of my research has lead me to consider a conga, djembe, or darbuka. I really do love the sound of all 3 but I am having a hard time making a decision. Any insight or recommendations from percussionists with experience in these instruments would be greatly appreciated!

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2024/04/15
17:17 UTC

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New songs to play on the bells

I've learned black beard, Wings to the mind, Toxicity by system of down, sunflower by post Malone, and that's all I could think of off the top of my mind. I've been struggling to find new songs that interest me. Help?

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2024/04/14
05:46 UTC

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Music for tuba and percussion

Hi all! I'm working on my masters degree in chamber music and want to compile a list of works for this rather unusual duo of tuba and percussion (any instrument). So, what pieces do you know? All contributions are appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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2024/04/13
15:33 UTC

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Identifying an instrument

Hello everybody! Beginner pefcussionist here. I'm looking for an instrument that I saw a few years ago on the net (probably thomann), it was similar to a Riq but with only one big jingle. Anyone knows the name of that instrument?

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2024/04/07
18:20 UTC

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Latin Percussion Celebrates its Diamond Anniversary

Latin Percussion Celebrates its Diamond Anniversary with the launch of limited edition 60th Congas, Bongos, Timbales and Cajon.

Each of these drum shells are hand-painted with Roasted Hazel finish ensuring each drum is unique. They are emblazoned with a commemorative LP60 badge and Rustic Bronze-plated hardware.

To find out more about the LP 60th Anniversary products and events, please go to https://www.lpmusic.com/.

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2024/04/03
13:17 UTC

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Like playing Vibes? Adoration is a quick easy piece to learn!

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2024/04/02
19:46 UTC

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Quiero Amanecer Cantando by the Rumba All Stars

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2024/03/27
07:58 UTC

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My arrangement of Foreplay/Long Time by Boston using marimba, vibraphone, steel pans, timpani, musical saw, drum set and bass.

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2024/03/25
17:15 UTC

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Rhythm Challenge / Sight Music Reading (Played With Bongo)

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2024/03/24
19:52 UTC

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album release

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2024/03/23
13:15 UTC

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Preventing swelling/bruising from long gigs on Cajon

I’ve always had swelling in my hands from playing extended periods, and recently it’s felt like I had minor bruising from playing cajon. Mostly on the pads of my knuckles and a little in the finger joints. This last gig though I’ve had the swelling continue for a few days now and my hands are tender, I can still move everything enough to even play guitar, so don’t think anything is broken. But it hurts still on Wednesday after a Saturday gig...is it just too much to play 4 hours in one day? Or is there a way around this?

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2024/03/20
15:10 UTC

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Help please :’)

If this was in 3/8, how would I count these flams?

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2024/03/14
15:17 UTC

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Players score vs. instrument score / combined score

I recently did a transcription of an orchestral piece which included multiple percussion instruments (timpani, gran cassa, snare drum, triangle, cymbals) should be played by (at least) two players. I was wondering if I rather notate it as two players scores with istruments pre-assigned or just create a combined instrument score where the players need to find out how to distribute the instruments among them. What do you think?

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2024/03/11
23:16 UTC

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I wanted to fuse classical music with electronic beats and modern rhythms, so I played a Latin inspired Cajón drum beat (using brush sticks for the hi hats/shaker sounds), which I combined with electronic sounds, and played classical guitar, atmospheric piano and flute for the melodies.

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2024/03/10
13:16 UTC

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Here's my SEPULTURA full studio cover with Latin percussion and a tribal feel, enjoy! (Refuse/Resist)

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2024/03/08
20:38 UTC

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My new ambient instrumental with cajón and guitar played live by me! All of the drums (except the kick layer) are played with my cajón!

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2024/03/07
11:17 UTC

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Kalavinka Quartet by James Wood

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2024/03/04
16:01 UTC

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A piece I wrote for percussion :) Ramifications

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2024/03/04
03:46 UTC

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Could someone help me figure out this rhythm

I have this rhythm on my music sheet (marimba, treble clef) that I really can’t wrap my head around for some reason and I was wondering if someone could tell me which beats each note lands on since I’m doing this part for ensemble tomorrow

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2024/02/28
11:59 UTC

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Mallets

Broke my mallets and was looking for replacement s. Anyone know a good marimba mallet?

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2024/02/27
02:44 UTC

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new album

Check out some new music. this album was recorded with guitar, frame drums, piano, and handpan. Hope you enjoy. https://dougsours.bandcamp.com/album/beneath-the-pines

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2024/02/27
01:30 UTC

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High School percussionists give your HONEST opinion--no BS...I'm interested

If you're a high school percussionist and like to give your opinion (me too)....FILL OUT THIS SURVEY. Give your honest opinion, no BS...I'm interested to see your experiences/ideas!! Google form should only take about 2-ish minutes to fill out--it looks longer than it actually is. Edit: This link has expired

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2024/02/26
23:02 UTC

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If you’re in the market for a percussion rack these are on AMZ for less than 80.

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2024/02/26
19:11 UTC

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SNARESENT ➡️ I THINK THE PAD LOVES TANA REDDIT 😍😍😍😍

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2024/02/24
04:58 UTC

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Grover Pro Tunable Tambourine, Anyone here Put their Hands on One? Any Competitors in the Pro Tunable Tambourine Arena?

Getting ready to purchase a Grover T2/GS-T tunable tambourine.

https://groverpro.com/product/grover-pro-tunable-tambourine

It’s crazy expensive, but I feel like if I’m going to get a pro level tambourine it may as well be tunable.

Anyone here own/played one?

Any serious competition that is also tunable and with a natural head? (I don’t like synth for tambo)

The music shop I’m going through offered to order two different tambourines and keep the one I didn’t choose, so I kinda have a free shot to test another tambourine without feeling guilty about it. What should I ask for other than possibly the non tunable version to compare weight?

Thanks in advance!

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2024/02/23
20:32 UTC

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Best way to acquire several metal trash cans for ensemble piece?

Hey all,

Some of my high school students are doing an ensemble piece that requires several large metal trash cans, probably at least 32 gallons. It has proven much harder to find metal trash cans than I thought it would at first. Most the ones I can find run over $30, and we need eight of them...which is way more than we want to spend on something we'll use once and possibly never touch again.

I've posted on Facebook and sent an email out to staff members at our school, but have only been able to get one so far. I'm trying to think of places that might have some lightly used ones we could purchase for pretty cheap, or maybe borrow and return, but I'm not really sure where to go for something like that. Scrapyard? One of those 'we buy junk' places?

Anyone got any ideas on where I might be able to find some big 'ol trash cans?

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2024/02/22
02:49 UTC

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J.S Bach - Violin Partita No.1 "Bourrée"

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2024/02/20
19:14 UTC

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Starting a fiverr gig, any feedback?

Im starting a fiverr project, so I can hopefully make some money with practicing arranging and composing music for percussion ensemble. I have some experience in playing (mallet) percussion, but arranging and making money from music is a little new for me. I have done it before, but it isn't always perfect. Still I wanted to try this, but I need some feedback about the gig. Don't feel forced to buy something, this is not a promotion, I just want feedback about anything and everything (so overall look, prices, language etc.). Please just honest, real opinions. Thanks in advance!

My username on Fiverr is Percussion C

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2024/02/19
22:50 UTC

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San Francisco Jazz (SFJAZZ) conducting a masterclass on AfroCuban music tomorrow Feb 18, 2024 @1pm. Free for students or $20 to attend.

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2024/02/17
20:25 UTC

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