Music: Studio Recording vs. Live Performance

INTRODUCTIONThis is a cautionary tale about the differences between studio recording and live performance, as it applies to the musicians who are recording. These differences did not always exist, at least not to the extent that they do today. In the past, before the age of Pro Tools and computer recording, bands would typically recordContinue reading “Music: Studio Recording vs. Live Performance”

Becoming a Value-Added Drummer

If you’re a drummer and you are looking to increase your chances at getting the gig, then this post might help you. In fact, some of this will be helpful for other musicians in general. These are details that come into consideration when you’re auditioning for a gig, and the others who auditioned are alsoContinue reading “Becoming a Value-Added Drummer”

Pursuit of the Dream

Today’s entry was inspired by a piece written by Johnny L Brewer. Click his name to read. My dream of being a musician started before I was 2 years old. I would sit in my own seat behind the drummer of my uncle’s band, The Sounder. They played around Indiana, and had bands open forContinue reading “Pursuit of the Dream”

Song Analysis: Finger Nine, by DrumWild

This entry is to showcase a song from a collection of songs that I wrote and recorded in 2017. The name of the album was The Year of My Birth [2017]. I had almost called it The Year of My Death [2017] to represent the death of my old self. Good thing I didn’t goContinue reading “Song Analysis: Finger Nine, by DrumWild”

The Babbling Brook

INTRODUCTIONThis story goes all the way back to sixth grade. Actually, it may go back even further, although I can fill that in with one sentence. When I was in first grade, I wanted to be a drummer, but my family could not afford to buy drums, so my only option was to play myContinue reading “The Babbling Brook”

The Purpose of Music

For so long back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a musician. My uncle was a musician, as were other members of my family. The distinction was that they were doing it for personal reasons, but I wanted to work my way into the music industry. Some family members were encouraging. MyContinue reading “The Purpose of Music”

Autism and Music

I was drawn to music at a very early age. While I do play multiple instruments, drums were my first love. I just couldn’t get enough of the rhythmic sounds that could be produced. By the time I got to high school band, I was completely taking charge of my musical experience. I would writeContinue reading “Autism and Music”

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