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Old 07-27-2008, 11:13 PM
jay norem
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Default Re: Creating music as a drummer?

I was in the same situation a long time ago. What I did was go to music school to study and learn the basics: theory, harmony, sight-reading, and basic piano skills. Any music school can teach you those things. I bought a used, battered up old Fender Rhodes and began composing on that. I built up a library of theory, harmony and arranging books.
Today I lead my own band and am about to record a CD of my orginal jazz tunes.
In my opinion piano is the way to go. It's a very universal instrument. I really think that all musicians should be able to functionally play the piano. And knowing music theory is a must. Can't stress it enough.
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