Category Archives: Education

the history of the timbales, by Victor rendon

I found this article along with my drum books and am sharing with other musicians, percussionists across the world.

The influence between Cuban and American music section is quite interesting, along with the rest of the history.

Beginning of Article. Best to download from the link above.

First Thursday Jam

First Thursday Jams with Kelli Campbell, in Dayton, Ohio.
Performed with some friends and met some new musicians as well. Great night back a few months ago, before the Pandemic (Covid – 19).

Full Band – at Wholly Grounds Cafe, close to Downtown Dayton, Ohio

Learning how to listen to others is important. Going into last section of the song, esp. this one, more energy is needed to make it soar to new musical directions. Accenting certain band figures is good too;
don’t overdue it though. Tasteful performances result … like this one.

New book from Anthony J. Cirone (Jan 2016)

I enjoyed Mr. Cirone’s Portrait in Rhythm.

His new book will help drummers to Percussionists in many aspects, i.e.

  • Complex Rhythm with Expression
  • Inspiration of Teachers and Mentors
  • Artistic expression through Body Language
  • Sensitivity, Phrasing, Imagination, Creativity
    to list a few from the link below.

 

 

http://www.anthonyjcirone.com/Legacy_ep_46-1.html

 

Interesting Paiste History (Cymbals)

Been around a long time – 1901; more than a century old!

The Paiste History

The Paiste Sound Story begins at the turn of the century.

Russia
1901-1916

Michail Toomas Paiste, a composer and musician, whose father had come from Estonia to serve in the Tsarist Guard, founds a publishing business and music store in St. Petersburg. The operation, which also includes modest instrument manufacturing and repair facilities, flourishes for many years until the upheavals of the Russian Revolution force its closing.

Estonia
1917-1939

Michail Toomas returns to his native country, and re-opens his business in the city of Tallinn. It is here that he begins to design and manufacture cymbals for concert and marching bands together with his son, Michail M. Paiste, who quickly becomes the driving force and eventually takes over the business. Seeking to meet the rapidly evolving demands of “modern music” and the emerging drum set, the son begins to develop his own special concept for Turkish style cymbals, which he prefers over the Chinese style as a starting point. It is during this time that he also develops the first gongs. The resulting instruments receive awards and international recognition as they begin to be exported to Europe, the USA and overseas.


Rest of History at the below link.

http://www.paiste.com/e/about_history.php?menuid=29