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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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Backing Tracks And Samples At The Gig – The Easy Way

One of the more common challenges that musicians, artists and performers seek to overcome is how to replicate their studio mixes in a live situation. It can be disheartening when you’ve put time, effort and money into perfecting a mix, audio phrase or sample, and then have to settle for an inferior version or worse…

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What Is A Cajon?

Contributed by Simon Ayton for Roland Corporation Australia The Cajon is an instrument with a rich and somewhat dark history. The word Cajon literally means box (Caja) or drawer (Cajon) in Spanish. Legend has it that 18th Century African slaves in Peru created the first Cajon. These slaves brought with them their rich drum and…

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Michael Schack talks Hybrid: SPD-SX vs TM-2

Contributed by Michael Schack and Simon Ayton To many people, the Roland SPD-SX has nothing in common with the Roland TM-2. It’s almost like they are rivals. Chalk and cheese. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

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Hybrid Drums – FAQ

Contributed by Roland US Team A Hybrid Drumset combines acoustic and electronic elements, giving you access to the best of both worlds.

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Michael Schack talks Hybrid – TM-2: Trigger Module

Contributed by Michael Schack and Simon Ayton For the acoustic drummer, sitting behind the drum kit while the guitarists in the band switched guitars and/or effect pedals in-between songs was something that had to be endured while they simply made do with the singular sound style their kit provided. Now thanks to the Roland TM-2,…

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The Best of Both Worlds by Adam Manning

Contributed by Adam Manning If you want to upsize your sonic repertoire, look at combining an electric and an acoustic percussive set-up to have the best of both worlds. It will open up a world of possibilities, inspiration will flourish and your creativity will progress ten-fold. The clip below shows how to combine both acoustic and digital instruments in…

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TM-2 wins MIPA Award 2014!

  What do Modern Musician, Future Music, Guitar Player, Harmony Central, Music Trades, Electronic Musician and DrumScene have in common? They all vote in the M.I.P.A awards.

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Using the Roland SPD-SX Sampling Pad Live – Ryan Jenkinson

Contributed by Roland UK Team Don’t get too excited – we’re not about to give out phone numbers of our artists! But what if they could take the time to explain to us mere mortals what the professionals do, and show us how it’s done? Watch Ryan Jenkinson, drummer with Reverend and the Makers, V-Drums demonstrator…