Here’s a great new tambourine lesson from Florida State University Professor John Parks. In addition to his duties at FSU, John performs with the Tallahassee Symphony and is the President-Elect of the Percussive Arts Society.
By Neil 4 Comments
By Neil 4 Comments
Neil W. Grover holds the unique distinction of having performed with one of the world’s foremost orchestras, the Boston Symphony; with legendary rock bands like Aerosmith; and on John Williams’ soundtrack for Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom.
For the past 28 years, Neil has gained worldwide visibility in the percussion section of the famed Boston Pops. Neil is one of the music industry’s most requested clinicians.
Neil is the author of Four Mallet Primer, and also co-author (with Garwood Whaley) of Triangle, Tambourine and Cymbal Technique, both published by Merideth Music. Neil has had numerous articles published in leading music journals including, Percussive Notes, School Band & Orchestra, and Drum Tracks. In addition, he has been the subject of feature articles in Percussive Notes, Modern Drummer, School Band & Orchestra, Drum Tracks, and Musical Merchandise Review.
As the Founder and President of Grover Pro Percussion, Neil Grover has been the world’s leading exponent of raising the standards of percussion instrument design and manufacturing. He has recently been featured on two episodes of “How It’s Made”, which airs worldwide on the Discovery Channel.
Neil Grover has been elected to six terms of office and has served on the Board of Directors of the Percussive Arts Society for 12 years. He is also a Trustee of the Winchester (Massachusetts) Community Music School, one of the country’s premier community music schools.
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Bobby Lopez says
AWESOME take on these excerpts, Dr. Parks! Thank you, Neil for putting this up! Cheers to the both of you, gentlemen!
Dave Gerhart says
Bravo! Thank you John for recording this video and thanks to Neil for the great instruments! Cheers!
Jim Greiner says
Thank you John & Neil,
I am the percussionist in a 10-piece band that performs a wide range of contemporary popular musical styles at corporate events worldwide. I’ve used many of the tips and techniques that I’ve found on this Blog in the band; they’ve expanded my sound palette enormously! All the best.
Thank you Jim! Nice to get such positive feedback from a seasoned pro like yourself.