In The Studio: Sing Shalom

I had a nice time tracking at MONOlisa Studios, recording music for Music Together’s Sing Shalom classes with my dear friend Solomon Hoffman (artistic director of the Songwriter’s Orchestra.) We recorded about 8 tunes Saturday and are doing a few more tonight. In addition to drum set, I played some dumbek, which I don’t believe I’ve ever played on a recording! Pictured above is the house kit, which is a 70s Ludwig kit with Slingerland snare. The studio had great vibes! Thanks for having us, Denise.

Double pedal at a synagogue? Oh sure!

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Finally, a practical reason to use my double bass pedal! I reversed the action of the slave pedal so I could sit comfortably on the cajon (well, as comfortable as a cajon can be when you're sitting on it for approx. 6 hours) and not have my leg in the way if I wanted to play the cajon with my hands. It worked out nicely! This page helped me modify the pedal.  

This was for a women's seder on Long Island. The ensemble consisted entirely of women, about 15 of us. It was a beautiful experience!