Drum Workshop with Swiss Chris [Brooklyn]

On August 19th, Music is My First Language (MiMFL) held their first in a breakthrough series of free workshops for kids at Shapeshifter Lab in Brooklyn, NY. The drum workshop, led by world re-known drummer, music director, author and instructor Swiss Chris, was an amazing success. Over 25 kids were in attendance ranging in age from 6 – 18 years […]

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More Conga Expertise!

More Conga Expertise! Second Line on Conga Technique. Your hands have never sounded so good… In the “First Line….,” we talked about some general approaches and philosophies that will keep you out of the emergency room. Let’s get specific about conga sounds and the mechanics of each in playing. By the time you’re done here, […]

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A First Line on Conga Technique

Getting back to basics with your chops and keeping both hands. A First Line on Conga Technique Lots of bands throw a pair of congas in front of the backup vocals to fill in some space or have a full-blown percussionist on stage for extra energy. Whether you’re either of these people, you can really […]

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