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Improvising Project Video #5: Kanda Nadai

In the South Indian music tradition, kanda nadai indicates a flow pattern with 5 sub-divisions per beat. This new improvised solo video for the month of May features one of my closest companions of many years, a Cooperman 20-inch frame   More…

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Bodhran and Beyond

Back to Montréal after a fabulous time in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, for the very first ‘Bodhran and Beyond’. Such a lovely time with event master-minds Ken Shorley and Heidi Kalyani– beautiful people, wonderful hosts. Sincere thanks to both of them.   More…

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NAFDA North 2012

wow. Too much fun in one weekend at this year’s NAFDA gathering in Grafton, Vermont. Beautiful village, wonderful people, great music-making… and the cheese, oh, the cheese. Heartfelt thanks to the Cooperman clan, for such warm hospitality and generous support.   More…

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Mediterranean Tambourine

This is an introduction to the various styles of tambourine playing found around the Mediterranean region, with particular emphasis on how to consolidate these styles into a fluid, hybrid approach. Students are shown basic grips and striking techniques, as well   More…

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