The Troupe
This drummer's journey with other drummers.

Archive for the ‘Bio’ Category

Making an Album.

June 21, 2012

In short, we are now busy in pre-production and fund raising for our first album. Please, take a look at the Kickstarter link. Any and all support is greatly appreciated, even if that support is simply passing the word, and wishing us the best of luck. The Link:

A Blast from the Past

December 7, 2009

I have been so busy lately that I haven’t had time to post a lot of new stuff lately, but I seem to be getting new readers just the same.  (Thanks!) So, I thought I would post the links to a few of the older articles here and let newer readers catch up to just […]

A Good Bad Example

September 22, 2009

One of the traditions of Renaissance Faires, SCA Wars, Rendezvous, and so on is the night time parties in between days.   During the day you are performing for the paying customers, or fighting in the battles, or taking classes, or engaging in contests of skill, and like that, but you are not letting your hair […]

Flirting with a workshop

August 7, 2009

I have been giving some thought to hosting a Doumbek Basics for Beginners Workshop.   I think I have enough skill and confidence to be able to give new drummers a good overview, and not create bad habits or turn anyone off of drumming.  The last few months have done a lot for my teaching abilities, […]

Technical Practice

August 1, 2009

In my mind there are a few different kinds of practice.  I break it down mentally as technique practice, stamina practice, and performance practice (read: Rehearsal). I have been writing about rehearsal a lot, and will continue to, but let me explain a little bit about individual practice, and what I do. I practice my […]