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Evelyn Glennie The Evelyn Glennie web site is fun and informative, for percussionists and mallet percussion performers!
Mallet Keyboard  Specialist

Pierre Schaeffer -
Pierre Schaeffer studied as an engineer and broadcaster!Inventor of: Musique Concrete

Edgard Varese - Varese was inspired by Busoni and Debussey!
"I long for instruments obedient to my thought and whim, with their contribution of a whole new world of unsuspected sounds which will lend themselves to the exigencies of my inner rhythm"

Ferruccio Busoni -Busoni was a prophet of electronic music!Prophet of modern electronic music

Ruth Underwood - Mallet PlayerRuth Underwood was percussionist and mallet keyboard player for Frank Zappa! for Frank Zappa


Examples of drumming in the 80's. History of percussion student, band teacher, musical performer, producer: Vince Schaefer. Drummer pictures, real audio music files and MP3s are offered along with examples of early career in professional drumming and music.

These are a few pages to demonstrate the natural progression from rudimental snare drummer to electronic drum soloist. This unique history, has led to actually drumming music live using a midi percussion controller. For more information on electronic drumming: 

Music Rack Wizard for electronic midi drum set using DrumKAT percussion controller and Alesis QSR multi-timbral synthIn 1980 we used the Syn Drum, for special effects and sustaining tom sounds; or the Linn Drum Machine, to compose music, or to trigger acoustic drums.
Today we can play perfect representations of any instrument, in live performance! This rack wizard watches the: Vindrums Electronic Drum Rack 

Drum Corps 1979 Royal Crusaders, innovative corps, playing matched grip and used harnesses instead of slings

A Midlife Recital, first solo of its kind, on triggered acoustic drum set. Recorded from a single class at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh 

Rock Band with free real audio clips, The RX Band

Marching bands, and Drum Lines; California '90s'

High Energy Dance Band touring Florida and the Keys; Georgia, Arkansas Etc.. Many originals and dance hits, including 30 Prince tunes. Energy Rush!

Marching bands, and Drum Lines; Carrick '80s' one of the first 'pits' utilizing: Tympani, Bells, Xylophone, Marimba, Vibes, percussion and concert instrumentation.

Management of visual ensemble Odious Dyne Winter Color Guard

Sequenced music and Arranging

Download Free Real Audio Samples

Steel City Ambassadors Drum Corps

Slate and Pearl, first full time top 40 job for drummer

Pink Poodle Jazz Cafe, first professional drumming experience

DanceKats, big money in a local band!

Neon Kraze, a modern 80's sequenced band and full show

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