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  • Percussion lessons needed!

    Hi all.

    I am trying to create some powerful percussion rythms and I am not getting very far. I am aiming for big military arrangements, like the type used in movies i.e. Gladiator/Lord of the Rings etc.

    I have never played drums and spent my life focussing on lead guitar so writing orchestral melodies comes naturally.

    I have all the equipment and software available to create big orchestral compositions but I don't have a clue about creating rythms. I really don't understand which drums to use and how to arange them without making them conflict with the melodies I write. Very frustrating indeed.

    Does anybody know where I can start to learn about orchestral percussion? Any good books? Anything online?

    Many thanks,


  • Nothing beats a good teacher.


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