what is percussionhacker?
inside information, pointers, and life hacks for the keen and motivated percussionist.
what can i find here?
1. delécluse: douze études for snare drum
the year 2014 marks the fiftieth anniversary of this world-changing, never-before-recorded masterpiece by jacques delécluse. released on october 26th, 2014, this album was recorded entirely in video and was accompanied by the 12 days of delécluse, including relevant interviews, products, and instructional materials.
2. percussion porn.
who needs instagrams of grilled cheese sandwiches in 300 psi when you could look at beautiful pearl philharmonic snare drums and sparkling arrays of triangles? expect eye-watering pictures, product reviews, diagrams of setups and gear solutions.
every player takes a different route to the major leagues. here i'll create and curate practical solutions, methods and workflows for keen and motivated percussionists.
want to see my complete snare drum setup?
here’s my 8-piece snare drum setup, including every piece of gear and accessory you'll need. (and it's totally audition-ready, too.)
percussionhacker brings drummers together. meet international percussionists through interviews, features, and videos. discuss vital topics with peers on our facebook group.
starting in fall, 2014, percussionhacker will launch the release of a number of innovative products and services to meet the ever-changing percussion industry needs. these include metronome track and stickings.
college auditions decide your life, so choosing your repertoire has to be very carefully considered.
i’ve heard lots of marimba players with huge potential shoot themselves in the foot by missing these basic elements of musicality.
can you slam together two trash can lids and make a beautiful sound? welcome to crash cymbals. here’s how to practice cymbals to stop getting air pockets and ugly crashes.
stick control and the rudiments have never fixed my snare drum problems. this is the 60 minute(ish) snare drum warm up that actually works.
it’s so annoying when you’re trying to get a piece ready for your lesson or for an audition and there’s one part of it that seems impossible.
how to play a smooth timpani roll (and 4 reasons your roll sounds like “bligabogldkgavlknlelkeevke” instead of “LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL”.)
so…one thing i’m terrible at (and not really ashamed to admit it) is independent rolls on marimba.