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Girl Scout Shows Girl Drummers How to ‘Stick To It’

Beating the drum for girls in percussion Drew Bracken 12:03 a.m. EDT August 19, 2015 GRANVILLE – The sounds of drums, xylophones, steel drums and more filled the air in the Granville High School Performing Arts Center. [I]ncoming GHS senior … Continue reading

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Dennis Conquest: A Prolific Maker of Percussion Instruments

SKF NOTE: I especially like Mr. Conquest’s “dump drums.” Harry Partch must be smiling. Percussion magician’s creations for sale MIKE MATHER Last updated 14:27, January 2 2015 Raglan carpenter and musician Dennis Conquest can make the most melodious of musical instruments … Continue reading

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Oldest Percussion Instruments Create New Sounds, New Music

SKF NOTE: Composer Julia Wolfe‘s “riSE and fLY” percussion concerto caught my attention while reading this story about percussionist Colin Currie’s “Metal Wood Skin” percussion festival. I haven’t heard the concerto, but what I hear on this trailer – and … Continue reading

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