Life With The Metronome, pt. 1

Very few of us were born with the gift of “Perfect Time” (akin to “Perfect Pitch”). The rest of us could stand to improve our time. What is “time” in the musical sense? It refers to the ability to maintain a steady tempo while playing grooves and fills, as well as the...

Interview with Mike

Mike Marble first fell for the drums as a young boy, consumed with the kits in the pages of the Rogers drum catalog. That love has led Marble, 54, through a passionate obsession that has taken him from Norwalk (CT) High School jazz champ to a career of performances...

Remember to Breathe!

Breathing awareness is second nature to those musicians whose ability to produce a sound on their instrument depends upon their breath. Singers, trumpeters, flutists, sax players, et al., are constantly forced to be aware of their breathing. They are always looking...