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Anything in percussion or drums. Macintosh computers or music software

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30 years of professional playing and 25 years of teaching at all levels in percussion and drums. I taught middle school, high school and college students since 1978. I used to work for Apple. I know the computer line and operating system at expert level and teach music technology at my college.


American Federation of Musicians Percussive Arts Society Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Pi Kappa Lambda Phi Kapp Phi


Percussive Noites School Band amd Orchestra Author of Four Mallet Method for Marimba - Studio 4 Productions 3 guitar transcriptions for marimba available at Steve Weiss Music


Bach. Music Ed. - Susquehanna University Master of Music - University of Oklahoma Doctor of Musical Arts - University of Oklahoma Associate Professor of Music - Millikin University 1986-98 and Lafayette College 2004-present.

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2016-06-02 Hi-Hat:

Kamogelo,    Obviously, the spring mechanism is broken and must be replaced. However, I expect you already know that. The issue is where and how to do this.  You are left with 2 options.    1. Contact

2015-01-20 vintage cymbals?:

You need to contact one of several businesses that should be able to help you. However, be aware that the "genuine Turkish cymbals" have been made in Mass. For decades. Also, over the past 30 years, ZildjiN

2013-11-18 percusion:

The answer to this question is a very broad one. It depends on where you are living. In the United States for example the drum set is the most popular percussion instrument in high schools however in colleges

2013-11-18 percusion:

The most common would use for snare drums is maple then probably mahogany or Birch. Brass, bronze, copper, steel, aluminum, are also used for the making of drums. Cymbals are mostly made from bronze, and

2013-11-18 percusion:

drum machines for fake drummers as we call them, have been around for more than 25 years. User small types of computers with buttons and pads on them to allow you to input the beach or style and change


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