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Old 02-14-2017, 07:34 AM   #12
Goat Skin
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Default Re: Rebuilding A Band

Don't ignore the back end. If possible, find a drumming instructor who can not only teach basic rudiments, but can write simple scores as well. If they can't produce a basic corps in two or three months and you never see drummers playing on drums, find someone else.

I helped a band once who had a person teaching their drum corps by singing the settings. I sent that person packing and had them on drums in a month. Basic settings, but they were started.
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