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Peter Magadini


Peter Magadini Peter Magadini is a professional drummer and percussionist who has played and toured with many well known artists and musicians. These include: Diana Ross, George Duke, John Heard, Mose Allison, Don Menza, the broadway show "Les Miserables" and the Berkshire Music Festival Orchestra at Tanglewood. In addition Peter has several recordings released internationally, including The Pete Magadini Quintet Night Dreamers on Timeless Records (Holland), the award winning Bones Blues, Don Menza Pete Magadini Live at Claudio's on Sackville Records (Toronto) and finally the compilation of Then to Now on Justin Time Records (Montreal). Peter holds music degrees from both the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (Batchelor's) and the University of Toronto (Masters). His Teacher's have included Don Bothwell, Roy Burns, N.Y. Philharmonic Timpanist Roland Kohloff and the late North Indian tabla master, Mahapurush Misra.

Peter Magadini offers an extensive step-by-step method on the application of polyrhythms for the drum set in his POLYRHYTHMS FOR THE DRUMSET BK/CD. Expand drum solos and fills by incorporating polyrhythms to basic time. This book also lends itself as a source for extending rhythmic comprehension while the drummer is improvising.
Peter Magadini - Drummer's Guide to Music Theory - 2nd Edition is complete guide to music rudiments will help drummers learn: major and minor scales, note values, the circle of fifths, time signatures, chords and chord progressions, the blues progression, reading a drum chart, form and structure of music, standard musical terms, and much more. This material is essential to any musician, and the way Mr. Magadini has tailored it for drummers is a great idea. - William F. Miller, Modern Drummer.

The perfect way to start a beginner on the entire drumset! is Peter Magadini's - Learn to Play the Drumset - informative and descriptive video takes you through the basics using many different contemporary styles of music. You'll learn how to play a drum fill, a double stroke roll, and more! Also includes an 8-page booklet with diagrams and other useful information. Use the video by itself or with Learn to Play the Drumset Book 1. 44-minute VHS video.

Peter Magadini's Polyrhythms is acclaimed the world over and has been hailed by Modern Drummer magazine as by far the best book on the subject. Written for instrumentalists and vocalists alike, this book/CD pack contains excellent solos and exercises that feature polyrhythmic concepts. Topics covered include: 6 over 4, 5 over 4, 7 over 4, 3 over 4, 11 over 4, and other rhythmic ratios; combining various polyrhythms; polyrhythmic time signatures; and much more. The CD includes demos of the exercises. To purchase Peter Magadini's stand-alone CD Polyrhythm.


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