Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Seduction of Using Tech for Drumming

Today I was in my  congolese drum class and watched a woman who is fairly new complain about how she was not getting something our master teacher was demonstrating. This is a woman who brings a small digital recorder and … Continue reading

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Getting the Hang of the Iya Bata Drum

My right shoulder is a bit sore today after last night’s bata lesson. This is because my right upper arm and shoulder rotators are not accustomed  to being used to repeatedly wind up and help my hand and forearm strike … Continue reading

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Holding the SPIN

This week I didn’t make it to any SPIN classes at the fitness studio I’ve  been going to. I had my reasons. Life got in my way.  Went through a small war/bad patch with the guy. Was tired, had extra … Continue reading

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The Bata Impasse Passes

This week I was tempted to skip my usual bata lesson and go to a “grooversity” brazilian drumming class from a different teacher. What stopped me was the commute that would be involved, which I have done before. It takes … Continue reading

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