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Looking for a Video Producer

Posted on April 29, 2012
Do you know any good Video Producers out there? I am doing a series of music videos and could use a video producer with a WILD imagination. If this person can do 3D animation work also – That is a plus. If this person is just learning in this field and is creative and open minded, that is OK with me.
If you know someone that might fit this request – pass this information on to him or her and have them email us at Thank you so much for your help.

Dear Music Lover, Drummer, Fan, Good Buddy
I grew up reading many drum books in my life and my all time favorite book was “Soul On Bass” by Joel Rothman. While this book is no longer available, Joel does have well over 70 percussion books still in publication. In my opinion Joel’s percussion books are so easy to read, “I recommend them to teach students of any age”. I personally use his books in every drum class I teach.
If you are a drummer >> Please check out Joel Rothman’s NEW website Joel’s books can be purchased at a substantial discount on this site if you desire.
If you are percussion teacher >> and not already on Joel's Special TEACHERS MAILING LIST, and would like to be included, simply email:   (use TEACHERS MAILING LIST in subject field)
AND >> if you sign up >> tell Joel that “Clifford Marshall Van Buren” sent you!! [...]
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Musicians and Timing

Posted on April 14, 2012
Over the years I have been in many bands and the number one issue that makes playing in a band difficult, for other members, is poor timing. I must admit that in my early years I had a tough time with my timing as a drummer. I did not spent time practicing with a metronome. All of my time was spent playing to music – where I was the follower – not the leader. After much time working with metronomes my timing has drastically improved.
Here is a method that can improve your timing as a musician (this works really well with my drum students): Make sure when you practice with a metronome > Spend some time playing on the beat and some time playing in between the beat (like 5 minutes on beat, then 5 minutes in between the beat). This technique will boost your timing skills quickly.

Double Bass Drum Music has 10 full FREE album downloads of my new Alternative Album "Vocal Eyes Vocalize" - First 10 people that sign up to my mailing list > on my web site gets the download.
Limited to 10 - go - go - go

Words to "Vocal Eyes Vocalize" Alternative Music Project are now available for free on under the link "Vocal Eyes Words"

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