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The Most Important Things Your Drummers Need To Know (But Maybe You Forgot To Tell Them...)

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  • The keys to successfully performing as a drummer in a jazz ensemble have changed little over time but as styles change, the fundamentals become more important and often more elusive. Musicianship, listening skills, style awareness, proper set-up and dynamic contrast are but a few essential components of an outstanding young player. Through basic suggestions and simple techniques, this clinic will provide information that the conductor can apply immediately.
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  • Robert Breithaupt is considered one of the nation's leaders in percussion education and one of the world’s authorities on the history of drum set. He is Professor of Music at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. He is the author of the textbook, The Complete Percussionist, the DVD Snare Drum Basics, a past-president of the Percussive Arts Society, the Executive Director of the Jazz Arts Group, and the drummer of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra. Breithaupt is an artist/endorser for Sabian, Ltd., Innovative Percussion, Remo, Inc., and Yamaha. He was a founder of Columbus Pro Percussion, Inc., serving as vice-president for twenty-five years. Breithaupt was awarded Bowling Green State University's Outstanding Graduate Award, was the founding chair of the Columbus Cultural Leadership Consortium, a founding board member of the Jazz Education Network, and board member of Experience Columbus.