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How To Assist Your Child's Learning With The Right Piano

There are tonnes of studies and articles about the benefits of children learning music. Music can play a big part in a child’s development – from memory to patience, plus helping with cognitive and social skills. Music is a universal language that can benefit anyone and everyone, regardless of background and age. So, you’ve decided to get your child started in learning a musical instrument. Congratulations! There are many instruments to choose from. Strings, woodwind, brass, percussion….but unless your child has a strong preference to play a particular instrument, I feel that learning a keyboard instrument is a great place…

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Craig Blundell On The Exciting Challenge Of Drumming For Steven Wilson

As a battle-tested session warrior, Craig Blundell doesn’t do nerves. Even so, the long-standing Roland artist will admit that slipping onto the drum stool for Steven Wilson was not a gig for the faint-hearted. Contributed by Roland UK In this exclusive video interview, filmed during soundcheck at the British prog giant’s Royal Albert Hall shows…

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Deep Purple’s Ian Paice On The “Genius” Of Roland V-Drums

Contributed by Roland UK Ian Paice remembers the bad old days of digital drums. A time when the latency of lesser kits killed the groove. An age when dodgy triggering made audiences wince. But that was before the Deep Purple drum god pulled up a stool at the Roland TD-30KV. “I came across Roland’s V-Drums,”…

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Split Enz Classic Tracks – Behind The Drums with Mal Green

It’s time to look back on some classic tracks with Malcolm Green, drummer for seminal pop group Split Enz.

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Nick Wales Interview: Writing Music for “AM I” Dance Production

As part of the 2014 Melbourne Festival, Sydney’s Shaun Parker & Company presented Am I, an ambitious dance production featuring the music of Nick Wales. Greg Phillips caught up with Nick on the set of the show to discuss the creation of the music and finding that perfect balance between traditional instrumentation and electronics.

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It’s Never Too Late To Learn The Drums

Many people ask: “What is the best age to learn the drums?” The answer is any age! This is what I learnt in my time with jazz drumming legend Joe Morello.

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Omar Hakim, The Drummer’s Drummer

Contributed by Roland US Team Omar Hakim’s incredible groove and highly musical approach to drumming make him one of the most sought-after and talked about musicians the world over. In particular, his ability to play both jazz and pop with unrivaled authority – not to mention a groove that’s so deep you can’t help but fall in…

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Chris Whitten Presents New Series – Behind the Drums

Contributed by Chris Whitten   In this fantastic new multi-part series ‘Behind The Drums’, the now Australian residing accomplished British drummer Chris Whitten shares with us his down to earth musical approach to creating exciting and memorable drum performances using the techniques and ideas he’s gathered from playing and recording with some the biggest names…

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Interview with DEAD LETTER CIRCUS

Contributed by Greg Philiips © Photographs By Carbie Warbie As Dead Letter Circus began their summer Australian tour earlier this year supporting Karnivool, DLC singer Kim Benzie and drummer Luke Williams invited Greg Phillips backstage during soundcheck to witness first-hand how their current live show is put together. Melbourne’s tardy summer heatwave coincided with the…