Hey all – I wrote up a set of marching percussion cadences for all ability levels, sold through “Music on Paper”, a Japanese music site. Check ‘em out on the video below, and if you want to buy them for your ensemble I’d be happy to assist in helping folks navigate through the Japanese site. Just shoot me a message here in the comments section. Thanks, and enjoy!
Who wrote this fiendish Rite of Spring? What right had he to write this thing? Against our helpless ears to fling
Its crash, clash, cling, clang, bing, bang, bing?
– Letter to the Boston Herald, 1924
Too Much Information, the debut technothriller by David Haskell – coming soon
All New Technothriller – Coming Soon
Happy New Year!
I wanted to take a few minutes to compose this note to wish everyone a happy, fun-filled and productive new year. I realize things have been slow recently here on Upbeat Rhythms, owing to the fact that I’ve spent the better part of the past several months writing my debut fiction novel, Too Much Information. However, that project is in the can now, and will be published soon, so I’m hoping to devote more time to my blog here very soon, including picking up where I left off with the instructional series as soon as I catch my breath. Until then, I hope you will enjoy the contents we have available here, including the practice pad section of the site which has several useful videos for you to check out.
So thanks for stopping by, and I will have more content up for you soon here at UpbeatRhythms.com – once again may you all have a safe, fun, and productive year in 2013!
Just a quick holiday aside, along with my apologies for the recent lack of posts as I’ve been busy working on finishing up the manuscript up my very first novel (details coming soon). Much more content will be coming to Upbeat Rhythms soon, including updates on the book and other entertainment and music related projects I’m working on these days. As well as more video lessons and related good stuff. Thanks as always for reading, and Happy Fourth of July to all!
I’ve been out of the drum corps loop for quite some time, but a note popped up on my Facebook page about the revamped judging sheets for the upcoming DCI season and I thought it was interesting. Seems as though more and more emphasis is being put on general effect, not to mention more focus on the visual side of things but that’s no big surprise as it’s been heading that way literally for decades (thanks Garfield 84! lol), in any case I thought it was interesting so I figured I’d bring it up over here on Upbeat Rhythms for any of you old drum corps dogs out there who might be interested.
New Judging Sheets – DCI 2012