i just found out that jacques delécluse, percussionist, composer, teacher, and legend died last night in the south of france.
i'll be sharing more of my thoughts as i process them, and i'll let you know about more details when i hear.
my visit last year with mr. delécluse was one of the highlights of my musical life. throughout my formative years learning percussion until now, his music has provided constant inspiration to practice, improve, and make a difference in the world.
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.)
a few considerations when choosing your college if you eventually want an orchestra job
i'd like to invite you to step into rob's practice room, aka my new youtube channel!
how to tune your snare drum for délécluse, auditions, and orchestra. download my free snare drum tuning guide!
and 20 mock audition stress-inducers
should you practice kije all day, or make sure to touch all the instruments? (with helpful advice from chris deviney, principal percussionist in the philadelphia orchestra!)
(video) how to break down a buzz roll into its simplest elements and build it back into a smooth trill.
including what mallets i use on porgy, sorcerer's apprentice, and salome.
it's called the 'peaks and valley's exercise, and it's awesome.