it turns out that despite the fact that non-percussionists chose inferior instruments, they actually have some good ideas. billy short is a bassoonist who knows a thing or two.
yes, that’s right. from 5-5:50pm on february 14th, i will perform all twelve of them. make your way to the 2015 PAS KoSA day of percussion at the frederick loewe theatre, 35 w. 4th st., new york, new york.
ever wonder how frequently all your favorite delécluse études really show up in auditions? here's that data, based on a study of a cross section of 84 audition lists.
taking a break from jacques delécluse for a moment (but not for long), i’d like to draw your attention to a significant event in percussion world: the birth of clocks in motion, a percussion ensemble from madison, wi. full disclosure: dave alcorn and sean kleve are both friends of mine from way back, so i went into this with a positively-biased prejudice. their debut album is called escape velocity.
congratulations! today, delécluse: douze études for snare drum is available and the #12daysofdelécluse are over.
in august of 2014 i sat down at the beach house of jacques delécluse with him, his wife danielle, and his daughter florence. florence was interpreting. i would ask each question in english, then she would ask mr. delécluse in french. then she would explain it back to me in english. sometimes florence or danielle would expand on a certain topic based on her memory or knowledge of the subject, which was also extremely interesting and useful. i’ve indicated both florence and danielle’s comments in italics.
delécluse click-track playalongs™ are metronome tracks custom-designed for the delécluse: douze études for snare drum.
each track contains the specific timing information from the étude so you can play with the metronome seamlessly.
yesterday was the first installment in the complete guide to self-recording, a process that i found essential to preparing to record the album and also audition preparation. while yesterday was about the basic concept of why and how to record yourself, today is about gear.
inside you can find an in-depth presentation on self-recording. today's installment is about the concept and philosophy of using recording in audition prep. this summer, i developed this clinic on self recording for students at aspen music festival, juilliard, and buti. a few years earlier, i gave a class that was a full audition preparation tutorial, and it touched on the three major phases of audition prep: learning the notes, recording, and mock auditions. because i had just finished recording the delécluse album a few months earlier, recording was on my mind, so i wrote an in-depth presentation on self-recording.