Sabrina Peña Young

An intermedia composer, percussionist, author, and obsessive sci-fi buff, Sabrina Peña Young creates mind-bending electroacoustic works that have been heard throughout Australia, Asia, North America, and Europe in media festivals, radio, film, dance clubs, random boom boxes in France - and as not-so-pleasant background music. Critics have described her music as “daunting,” “marvelously abstract,” and “robotic babbles.” Recent works include the album "Origins", released in 2008 and available on CD Baby and iTunes, and the world premier of her multimedia oratorio "Creation" at the Albert Taylor Theater in Decator, Illinois. Sabrina has a passion for writing too, and recently published "The Feminine Musique: Multimedia and Women Today", available at Amazon.com. She has also written for the Kapralova Society Journal, Percussive Notes, Panpipes, the IAWM Music Journal, the SEAMUS Music Journal, and various fine arts websites.
 

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Rhythm Boot Camp: Everyday Practice

Rhythm Boot Camp: Everyday Practice

Throughout this series you have worked on audiation, rhythmic accuracy, music transitions, and soloing. You practiced using exercises and practice tracks that you can download and use at home. While reading through these articles can be helpful, it will take everyday...
Common Rhythm Problem Spots: Getting Lost

Common Rhythm Problem Spots: Getting Lost

Every musician has been there, from the seasoned pro to the beginner band kid playing her first concert. You are playing your heart out and you find out that you are lost, just lost, lost, lost. What can you do? In this article I’ll share some ways you can make...
Common Rhythm Problem Spots: Transitions

Common Rhythm Problem Spots: Transitions

So far in Rhythm Bootcamp we’ve covered practicing rhythmic accuracy and playing on the beat. In addition to these skills it is important to master transitions in music. Why? Transitions from one musical section to another are one of the most common places that...
Rhythm Bootcamp: Rhythmic Accuracy

Rhythm Bootcamp: Rhythmic Accuracy

In Rhythm Boot Camp: Got No Rhythm? you worked on basic techniques like audiation and counting to develop your musical skills. In this article you will practice your rhythmic accuracy. Many musicians may have general good rhythm, able to play most rhythmic figures...

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