Musician of the Month: Eric Hill

Musician of the Month: Eric Hill
Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Eric has been playing music in and around the Chicagoland area for more than 20 years. He plays several instruments and is a gifted producer for up and coming singer/songwriters. Primarily a guitarist, he also plays drums, keyboards and bass and does his recording almost exclusively at his home studio. He did not come... Read More

Songo – The Introduction of the Drum Set

Songo – The Introduction of the Drum Set
Last month we discussed a little about the Cha-cha drum set pattern and the fact that the drum set part comes from the conga, timbale, bongo, bells, etc. We touched on the fact that there are some latin styles that have the drum set as an original instrument in the line up. The Songo is an Afro-Cuban style that was developed in the 1970’s. Jose Luis... Read More

Repinique

Repinique
Last month we had a brief introduction to Brazilian Percussion. This month we are going to touch on the basics of the Repinique. Discussed will be a description of the instrument, its role, basic playing technique, and a few exercises. To start things off the Repinique seems to be a difficult one to pronounce. The 12″x12″ drum is pronounced “hep-in-nek” or “heh-pee-nee-kuh”. The 12″ deep... Read More