Ian Dobson (Drumworldtv)'s Blog – December 2014 Archive (3)

Bring Your Invented Instruments-Noon Year's Steel Drum Party!

I hope everyone is having a happy, PANtastic holiday season!  I am back in town after a wonderful and rewarding 7.5-week, 76-show solo tour around the Midwest.  After driving 10 or 11 thousand miles and so many wonderful experiences I am excited to share my tour tales with everyone and very much looking forward to bringing more of my musical ideas to life in 2015.

In fact, if you have kids in your life, or even if you don’t, I would love for you to join our steel drum…


Added by Ian Dobson (Drumworldtv) on December 27, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

2014 Ian Dobson's Recycalypso Midwest Solo Tour-Part 1

I got a random call around August of 2013 asking if I wanted to do a solo tour of schools all over the Midwest during the 2014/2015 school year.  If you are making a living as a musician you should be somewhat used to booking out a year or more in advance.  Nevertheless, this offer made me nervous.  Not only was it far in the future but the schedule and transportation elements sounded… basically they sounded impossible.  If I were to do this tour I would need to drive alone to the Midwest…


Added by Ian Dobson (Drumworldtv) on December 22, 2014 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Recycalypso Beat for Students, by Del Bartels (from the Pioneer Review Newpaper, South Dakota)

Ian Dobson got elementary students into the beat during the Dakota Assemblies session in the school gymnasium, Thursday, Nov. 20.
Using various percussion instruments, Dobson had the audience clapping, dancing and doing the limbo. Individuals and small groups of volunteers joined him front and center to illustrate the ease of learning rhythms. He demonstrated that rhythm is everywhere, from running in place, dribbling a basketball, to creating your own instruments out of…

Added by Ian Dobson (Drumworldtv) on December 16, 2014 at 9:37pm — No Comments

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