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Shake, Rattle ‘n’ Roll (Ian Munro)

By | Published on Sunday 27 August 2017

Percussion is power, but always in a fun way! That’s the main lesson I took away from this recital/workshop. It’s intended for children, but there were definitely some unattended adults in the audience enjoying the drums and stories. The concert was just Munro and played entirely on drums (kit and snare), glockenspiel, xylophone and “the toys” – the little instruments such as tambourine and castanets. I learned more about percussion here than I did in five years at music school! My favourite piece was Benson’s exhilarating snare drum composition, ‘Fandango’. Naturally, we were deafened when the children took over the instruments and it was a joy to see a baby – held by her dad – playing a kit cymbal with a drum stick.

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