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Old 11-26-2007, 03:57 PM
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Wuzzup Pat!

I'll be getting one next year!
My wife says "HI".

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Old 11-27-2007, 10:46 PM
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Just wanted to say that I got mine and I love it!!

Thanks, Pat!!
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Old 11-27-2007, 11:00 PM
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Just wanted to say that I got mine and I love it!!

Thanks, Pat!!
Did you get yours from his site? How long did it take for it to come in?
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Old 11-28-2007, 01:46 AM
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Yes, I got mine from his website and it took about 2 weeks to arrive; well worth the wait!
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Old 11-29-2007, 05:40 AM
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Someone here on the forum suggested your Hands Grooves and Fills dvd as a good instructional method for someone starting out. I checked out the youtube clips, and your approach just seemed to speak to me. Your very fluid and relaxed motion plus insistance that the stick do the work is just the thing I want to incorporate into my playing from the beginning.

Anyway, I just ordered it and I'm really looking forward to getting to work on it.
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Old 11-29-2007, 02:31 PM
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Hi, Scott

That's great ! It will help you with Rudiments & Hand Technique, as well as give you grooves to work on with playalongs.

Please let me know how you like it, and good luck!

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Old 11-29-2007, 07:36 PM
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AWESOME!! It can apply to feet, too, thats for sure!

Have you dug into the rest of the Book/DVD yet? Grooves, Fills??

Simon Mellish is working on a UK tour in March. Can you help in anyway?

I will PM you shortly

Glad you are enjoying "H,G & F"!

Pat
to quote bilbo baggins: lately i feel like butter spread over too many slices of bread.

i'm sitting my grade 8 exam in drumming in february so i dedicate a lot of my time to preparing for that. plus my band keeps adding new songs to the list while at the same time i'm trying to keep a lot of the stuff i was working on before i decided to get the qualification going. basically i've got way too much material and good intentions. i have given the whole book a glance and the dvd and i am excited at the prospect of giving it the time it deserves early next year but right now i use only parts of it as a warm up in the morning before i attack the bulk of the day's practice.

how can i help Simon Mellish? let me know.

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Old 12-04-2007, 07:40 AM
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Pat, that looks great. I'm going to try one out and I'll let you know what I think. Thanks for letting us know about this.
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Old 12-04-2007, 09:06 AM
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is it P4 for the Pat Petrillo Practice Pad? Plus the 4 surfaces?
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Old 12-04-2007, 07:08 PM
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is it P4 for the Pat Petrillo Practice Pad? Plus the 4 surfaces?
Ding ding ding ding ding! We have a winner!
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Old 12-04-2007, 07:56 PM
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Hey Pat.

Could I ask, when you say, for examle, a five stroke roll connecting does that mean four strokes ( rr ll ) with the fifth ( r ) actually becoming the first beat of the following rudiment?
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Old 12-04-2007, 09:15 PM
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At Pasic i had the chance to meet Joseph Cappello and to make little movies with Pat:


The P4 Practice-Pad

http://www.drummerworld.com/Videos/patpetrillop4.mov

The Trapsdrums:

http://www.drummerworld.com/Videos/pattrapsdrums.mov

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Old 12-05-2007, 07:59 AM
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Hey Pat.

Could I ask, when you say, for examle, a five stroke roll connecting does that mean four strokes ( rr ll ) with the fifth ( r ) actually becoming the first beat of the following rudiment?
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EXACTLY!!!


Let me know how it's working for you!
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:00 PM
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Looks like you are having fun..!

People have been ordering the P4 from the site for the Christmas rush!

Signed, first run pads are still available...

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Old 12-15-2007, 10:04 PM
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EXACTLY!!!

Let me know how it's working for you!
You know that feeling when your learning any real skill and, to coin a phrase, the penny finally drops? The lights go on and you can see the signposts much clearer? Well that's what your teaching package has done for me after more years than I care to remember. I've studied stuff by the likes of Thomas Lang and Dave Weckl and, whilst admiring their vast talent, I've walked away scratching my head and thinking what the heck was that. My wife is a teacher and insists that some people do and some teach. Well luckily for drummers young and old you know how to do both. All I can say is Thank You!

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Old 12-16-2007, 12:04 AM
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You know that feeling when your learning any real skill and, to coin a phrase, the penny finally drops? The lights go on and you can see the signposts much clearer? Well that's what your teaching package has done for me after more years than I care to remember. I've studied stuff by the likes of Thomas Lang and Dave Weckl and, whilst admiring their vast talent, I've walked away scratching my head and thinking what the heck was that. My wife is a teacher and insists that some people do and some teach. Well luckily for drummers young and old you know how to do both. All I can say is Thank You!
Very well put....I couldn't have said it better myself!!

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Old 12-16-2007, 04:08 AM
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I've recently had the pleasure of seeing your stuff for the first time, and WOW! I was looking on the S-Hoops site, as I've been extremely interested in them recently, and I came across your video on there. After seeing that, I just had to see others! I watched a lot of it on youtube, and it just blew me away! I'm definitely picking up your dvd thingy soon. Are you going to be doing any clinics around the Tri-State area in the near future? (PA,NJ,DE) I would really love to check one of those out! Keep up the great work!!
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I will be doing a "Day of Percussion" clinic at Scotch Plains High School in February. Check my page on MySpace for details !...

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Old 12-16-2007, 04:23 AM
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PyWacket

That means alot to me! I am first and foremost a drummer, but I love teaching and doing clinics, and I have been doing it a long time. I like to get to the heart of what most drummers need. I feel like "Hands, Grooves, & Fills" is not about ME...it's about YOU, and how I can help you all achieve results and become better players.

Anyway, glad you like it, and keep in touch.

All the Best
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Old 12-21-2007, 07:56 PM
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Hello Pat,


I have been a fan of your playing for a while now. I originally heard of you through some of your fellow DCI pals Dennis Delucia, Matt Savage, Jay Webb, etc. I worked with them through my own DCI years.

Anyway, I wanted to share a transcription I made of your playing.

I posted it in the Technique thread here:

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=33898

Thanks for the inspiration, and I want to pick up your dvd/book package soon!

I am sure it will be great for myself and my students!


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Old 12-22-2007, 03:20 AM
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WOW...somebody call the Note Police ! :)

Terry, what an amazing job you did. I am flattered that you took the time to transcribe the solo.

It must have been quite a time consuming effort, and I thank you very much for doing it.

I'm glad you enjoyed it, and I guess the next thing would be to see if you could transcribe the solo at the end of the DVD...(NOT) !

All the Best!
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Old 12-22-2007, 07:58 PM
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Hi Pat,


Thank YOU for the great feedback.

This whole transcription thing really is a labor of love for me. I have been doing it for a long time.

I learn so much from every one that I do. I also like to adapt things into my own personal style.

You are a great player and a great educator. I hope I can meet up with you someday.


If you ever come through Chicago let me know!



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Old 12-31-2007, 08:19 PM
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Josh

I will be doing a "Day of Percussion" clinic at Scotch Plains High School in February. Check my page on MySpace for details !...

Pat
I'm so there! Scotch Plains is about 25 minutes away.

Will be contacting you soon for possible lessons in 2008. I gotta stop procrastinating!!
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Old 01-02-2008, 02:13 PM
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I'm so there! Scotch Plains is about 25 minutes away.

Will be contacting you soon for possible lessons in 2008. I gotta stop procrastinating!!
COOl, Trip! Please come up and say hi. It will be at Scotch Plains High School. PM me about lessons soon, as my schedule is pretty full. Fridays are best in Sayreville.

All the Best!
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Old 01-25-2008, 05:41 PM
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My review of Pat's DVD/Workbook ... Hands, Grooves & Fills. Congratulations Pat on a fine product!
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Old 01-25-2008, 09:05 PM
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My review of Pat's DVD/Workbook ... Hands, Grooves & Fills. Congratulations Pat on a fine product!
it's awesome, right? :)

I have the set as well and it's really easy to follow and the rudiment TAB system, which is really new to me, but I'm sure with practice will be easy to remember. The DVD compliments the workbook really well. I also love the play-along mp3's on the CD that Pat includes in the workbook!

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Old 01-26-2008, 10:55 PM
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Hi, Bart & Dom

Thanks again, and I'm glad I could contribute something to help other drummers enjoy drumming!

Dom, see you soon!

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Old 02-04-2008, 08:30 PM
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I recently downsized to a four piece setup - one rack tom, one floor tom - and I'm lovin' it. More comfortable setup, easier to transport, less drums to tune, etc.. My only problem is that I am having some trouble coming up with interesting fills using only two toms. My question is, does Pat's DVD have many fills that are - or can be - orchestrated on a four piece kit ? In his videos I see him playing a 5 piece.
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Old 02-05-2008, 03:32 AM
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I have his book and DVD package, and the fills are all notated for high tom, snare, floor tom and bass drum. I wondered the same thing, as I too have only a four piece.

I haven't made it into the fills section yet.
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Old 02-05-2008, 04:41 AM
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Skinner & Scott

Thanks for the input..

The fills are written simply using snare, rack tom & floor tom. There are many orchestrations you can then do from there, as I demonstrate on the DVD. So, learning them on a 4 piece is perfect!

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Old 02-05-2008, 03:35 PM
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Great ! Thanks for the info Pat. I'm definitely going to pick up a copy soon.
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Old 02-11-2008, 05:59 AM
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I attended a clinic this past weekend in New Jersey and had the opportunity to see Pat in action! He delivered a fantastic presentation of grooves, fills, and ways to apply rudiments to the drum kit. The audience (as well as I) loved every minute of it.

Pat is a terrific teacher and a wonderful person to get to know. Hopefully he comes to an area near you!

Here's some pictures and video from the event. Not the greatest quality on my lowly Canon SD600 Powershot but it captures the moment good enough,

Pat setting up



Please welcome Pat Petrillo!!!



Pat talks about his new practice pad and his background



His Traps kit for demo showing






Some video clips

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu...deoID=28072134

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu...deoID=28063844

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu...deoID=28065539

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu...deoID=28068841



Pat and I :)

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Old 02-12-2008, 04:37 AM
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Trip

Great to see you at the clinic! It's a pleasure to work with you in lessons! You're a quick study, and this will help you go far.

Keep dribblin' that basketbal!

See you soon!
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Old 02-13-2008, 04:16 AM
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Hey Guys

Here's some new video from a while back from the ZIldjian website..

N'joy!

http://www.zildjian.com/en-US/zVideos/videos.ad2

Scroll down till you see me, and click!
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Hey Pat.

I've never really posted/talked to pro drummer before. Last year my friend told me he took lessons with you. Fernando Gomez, (kid with the latin independence from san diego) im class mates with him and very good drumming buddy with him...somewhat competition. He taught me a six stroke roll fill that you taught him...very nice.

By looking at your CD choices and your playing style i see that you have a little gospel influence. Thats what i love about your playings its very groovy. In that POCKET...so groovy that it make you hurt...uh

I'd really wish i could show you some of my videos but i dont wanna waste your time. I see Fernando tommorow so post up if you want me to send him a message.
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Mr. Petrillo, I just wanted to thank you directly for your amazing DVD/Book package. It has really opened new doors in my playing! Specifically, I felt like I was stuck on specific patterns in my playing, like the same figures kept appearing over and over again - that is, until I discovered your book and DVD! The different grooves have especially helped me get out of the ever-recurring rut I found myself in. Also, I LOVE the fill concepts you present in the fills section, and have been trying to integrate them into my playing. So again, thank you for all the help and encouragement you have provided me! I look forward to devouring any other educational material you might put on the market :)

PS. I almost forgot! I wanted to ask you what kind of heads, resonant and batter, you had on your toms in the DVD?
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Hello Pat

As many already have done in this thread, I want to congratulate you for “Hands grooves and fills”. I’ve been working with it for a couple of months and I feel it brings a lot to my playing. I spend most of my time in the “Hands” section so far. I must confess that I was a bit skeptical about the Rudiment Tab System at the beginning. It took me a while to try these combos, but once I did, I was hooked right away. I have done a lot of hands work with Stick Control and Master Studies, but I never really practiced rudiments per se. Your various combos are now a big part of my routine. Your super-clean demos of these on the CD constitute a good learning utility and… a stimulating target.

I also like your warm-ups. Simple and efficient. I have a question about the opening text of that section where you mention that every exercise should be maxxed to the fastest tempo possible, until “we feel the burn” … This somehow comes in contradiction with the idea of “always stay relaxed”, “always remain at a comfortable tempo”, etc. that we see in many other textbooks. Do you feel that pushing the limit like you suggest in the warm-ups applies also to the other sections of the book? Was this approach suggested to you by a teacher, or does it come from your personal learning and teaching experiences?

Or, in other words... Do you feel that speed comes from.... pushing the tempo like that ? ... Gaining control at slower tempos ? ... Both ?

Thanks for your time, and thanks as well for that great package.

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Old 02-14-2008, 03:07 AM
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Hey Pat.

I've never really posted/talked to pro drummer before. Last year my friend told me he took lessons with you. Fernando Gomez, (kid with the latin independence from san diego) im class mates with him and very good drumming buddy with him...somewhat competition. He taught me a six stroke roll fill that you taught him...very nice.

By looking at your CD choices and your playing style i see that you have a little gospel influence. Thats what i love about your playings its very groovy. In that POCKET...so groovy that it make you hurt...uh

I'd really wish i could show you some of my videos but i dont wanna waste your time. I see Fernando tommorow so post up if you want me to send him a message.
Yo, Mr Pulse!

Thanks SO much for the kind words, and yes, I love Gospel music (and the message), as well as most ol skool R&B, Rock, and early Steps Ahead, Spyro Gyra, and some other things, like Al Jarreau, Chaka Khan..the list goes on!

Tell my man I said yo!

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Mr. Petrillo, I just wanted to thank you directly for your amazing DVD/Book package. It has really opened new doors in my playing! Specifically, I felt like I was stuck on specific patterns in my playing, like the same figures kept appearing over and over again - that is, until I discovered your book and DVD! The different grooves have especially helped me get out of the ever-recurring rut I found myself in. Also, I LOVE the fill concepts you present in the fills section, and have been trying to integrate them into my playing. So again, thank you for all the help and encouragement you have provided me! I look forward to devouring any other educational material you might put on the market :)

PS. I almost forgot! I wanted to ask you what kind of heads, resonant and batter, you had on your toms in the DVD?
Hey, Joe (great name for a song : )

Man, thanks very much, and I am so glad you dig "H,G&F". It's for guys like you that I created this package, to open new doors, and show some new ways of phrasing grooves, creating fills, and developing hand coordination

As for the heads, they are Remo Clear Emperors on top and Clear Dips on the bottom.
I usually use Pinstripes or Emperors.

Stay encouraged! Also, please vote for "Hands, Grooves, & Fills" in the Modern Drummer Readers Poll under Method Book!

Thanks

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As many already have done in this thread, I want to congratulate you for “Hands grooves and fills”. I’ve been working with it for a couple of months and I feel it brings a lot to my playing. I spend most of my time in the “Hands” section so far. I must confess that I was a bit skeptical about the Rudiment Tab System at the beginning. It took me a while to try these combos, but once I did, I was hooked right away. I have done a lot of hands work with Stick Control and Master Studies, but I never really practiced rudiments per se. Your various combos are now a big part of my routine. Your super-clean demos of these on the CD constitute a good learning utility and… a stimulating target.

I also like your warm-ups. Simple and efficient. I have a question about the opening text of that section where you mention that every exercise should be maxxed to the fastest tempo possible, until “we feel the burn” … This somehow comes in contradiction with the idea of “always stay relaxed”, “always remain at a comfortable tempo”, etc. that we see in many other textbooks. Do you feel that pushing the limit like you suggest in the warm-ups applies also to the other sections of the book? Was this approach suggested to you by a teacher, or does it come from your personal learning and teaching experiences?

Or, in other words... Do you feel that speed comes from.... pushing the tempo like that ? ... Gaining control at slower tempos ? ... Both ?

Thanks for your time, and thanks as well for that great package.
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Thanks SO much, and I'm glad you're getting alot out of "H,G&F"! It's very rewarding to hear so many success stories and satisfied drummers!

The "feel the burn" is the forearm muscles at work when you push up the tempos on exercises like "5,5,3", where you are constantly pushing the rebound and forearms to perpetuate the rebound and get a workout. This is natural, and it means your endurance is developing. It's like getting a good burn when doing light weight lifting with alot of repetitions. You will feel that muscle group fatiguing..and that's what is required to build the chops and endurance. After a while, it will take a longer time to "feel the burn", because the muscle group is conditioned and toned, so it will take a little longer to get going. THIS IS A GOOD THING! That means you are getting in shape!

SO, by using the rebound technique, you are working those muscle groups in the forearm, and getting them toned up...I DO stay relaxed, but sooner or later, you gotta crank up the tempos and hold it there to really develop the technique and endurance..

This way of building chops is an old drum corp method of repetition, increasing speed, holding it, increase speed, hold it...So, it works, and I did it alot over the years. This is how I developed the endurance. When I started playing alot of shows on tours with various artists, this came in handy. When I work out with students in lessons, I push them to their limit of fatigue, and I tell them, if you don't feel this every time you practice, you're not really working out.

This applies to the hands more than the grooves, however, you can apply it to th fills if you want more speed and accuracy

Thanks again, and keep in touch!

All the Best
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Hey Pat,
I've been a fan since your Snare Drum Rudiments back in the 90's. Thanks for all the great work. I've learned a lot.

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