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Point Cook Pop UP Park – 27 April

Our community Drum Group , Beat Factor Drum Group will be performing their own style of African and Latin drumming on Saturday 27 April from 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm.

Followed by the groovy AJP Trio – playing some cool Jazz and funk tunes for the community at the Pop Up Park from 4.00 pm to 5.30pm.

 

So come along and have some fun, and enjoy the music from these local artists and musicians.

If you feel the beat and want to join in the drumming group, we will have spare drums and percussion for those who wish to.

Don’t be shy !!

 

Upcoming Performances

Upcoming performances:

The Beat Factor Drum Group

will be performing on

Sunday December 2

Encore Events Centre, Derrimut Rd, Hoppers Crossing

4.00 pm to 8.00pm

as part of the AWAAZ Indian Drama Show.

presented by Samarpan Theatrical Arts

Tickets still available.

The show includes Indian drama, Bollywood dancing, vocal performances and our drumming group performing a mixture of indian and African rhythms.

Friday December 7

Red Arcade Event

4.30 to 6.30 pm

28 Watton St, Werribee

Saturday December 15

Beat Factor Music Concert

Special Invitation only

Celebrating all of our students work during the year in Drum-kit, guitar and bass.

Featuring Drum solo items

Rock Bands

Jazz.Funk Bands

African Drumming – Beat Factor Drum Group

Special guest performers

Presentations & Christmas Raffle Draw

Food & refreshments after the concert for all.

For more information on all the above performances.

Contact Rod – Beat Factor Music

0411 028 077

Email: info@beatfatormusic.com

 

Beat Factor Drum Group Performance

The Beat Factor Drum Group

will be performing on

Sunday December 2

Encore Events Centre, Derrimut Rd, Hoppers Crossing

4.00 pm to 8.00pm

as part of the AWAAZ Indian Drama Show.

presented by Samarpan Theatrical Arts

Tickets still available.

The show includes Indian drama, Bollywood dancing, vocal performances and our drumming group performing a mixture of indian and African rhythms.

Food and refreshments included.

Contact Rod – Ensemble Director 0411 028 077

Email: info@beatfactormusic.com for more information on details of the performances.

Beat Factor Drum Group – Term 4 Dates

Beat Factor Drum Group – Term 4 Dates

Anam, Praveen, Rod, Tejwant & Roger

TERM 4: 2018 BEATFACTOR DRUM GROUP SCHEDULE CLASSES:

SALTWATER COMMUNITY CENTRE

WK 1: Tuesday 9 October

WK 2:  Tuesday 16 October

WK 3: Tuesday 23 October

WK 4: Tuesday 30 October

NO CLASSES – 6 NOVEMBER – MELB CUP

WK 5: Tuesday 13 November

WK 6:  Tuesday 20 November

WK 7: Tuesday 27 November

WK 8: Tuesday 4 December

Two possible Performances in December:

December 1 or 2 ( to be confirmed)

December 15 – ( confirmed)

BEAT FATOR MUSIC CONCERT – SATURDAY 15 DECEMBER 

From 2.00/2.30 to 3.30 pm.

Solo Performances from music students, as well group performances from Junior and Senior Drum Ensembles, Rock & Jazz bands and special musical guests.

Refreshments and food afterwards.

Please mark the date in your diary as December is a busy time for everyone.
The group’s performance at this annual event would help celebrate the efforts and great talents from everyone in front of friends and families.
It’s a fantastic way to finish the year with interactive performances and with some good company before the summer holiday period.

Emerge Cultural Network Gathering in Wyndham

Emerge Cultural Network Gathering for artists and community members from Indigenous and culturally diverse backgrounds in Wyndham and surrounding areas.

On Saturday 15 September, 2018, Rod from Beat Factor was invited by the Leadership Network, sponsored by Multicultural Arts Victoria, to speak on his background, music education and his music business, Beat Factor Music. Other discussions were on setting goals and planning strategies in order to build on your Arts business in the Wyndham area.

  • Met artists and community leaders from our neighbourhood;
    • Rod Pilois from Beat Factor talked about his journey setting up a music business in Wyndham;
    • Shared a meal and made new connections;
    • Found out about upcoming opportunities.

Thanks to Miriam from MAV and other local artists who came on the day for their support.

Emerge Cultural Leadership Event – 15 September

 

Rod from Beat Factor will be speaking on his background, music education and his music business, Beat Factor Music, setting goals and planning strategies in order to build his business in the Wyndham area.

Multicultural Arts Victoria invites you to join in the next Emerge Cultural Network Gathering for artists and community members from Indigenous and culturally diverse backgrounds in Wyndham and surrounding areas.

 

  • Meet other artists and community leaders from your neighbourhood;
    • Rod Pilois from Beat Factor will talk about his journey setting up a music business in Wyndham;
    • Share a meal and make new connections;
    • Find out about upcoming opportunities.

For information and bookings contact Miriam Abud via Tel: 9188 3681 or email: miriam.abud@multiculturalarts.com.au
RSVP by Thursday 13th September, 2018.

Details:
15 Sept 2018 (Sat)
11AM – 12.30PM
Central Park Community Centre,
80 Lonsdale Circuit Hoppers Crossing
FREE EVENT

Click link below for more info.

http://multiculturalarts.com.au/event/emerge-cultural-network-gathering-wyndham/

 

 

Choosing a Metronome

One of the most important tools used for drumming is the Metronome.

It helps you with your timing for practicing drum parts slowly, then increasing the speed as you become more confident in playing those more complex parts.

It is often used by professional drummers to determine the correct tempo for songs, especially if you are practicing or performing your own songs.

Below are 5 commonly used Metronomes for beginners to professionals, listing the features of each device.

They are also listed according to the price range from $49.00 to $199.00

  1. TAMA RW 30 –RHYTHM WATCH – $49.00
  2. BOSS DB 30 – Dr Beat $49.00
  3. BOSS DB- 60 –Dr Beat – $90.00
  4. TAMA RW 200 – $165.00
  5. BOSS DB -90 – $199

 

  • Large start and stop button
  • Large tempo dial
  • Tap tempo
  • Two click options
  • 0-9 beats with different time signatures
  • Clip holder
  • Batteries included are 2x AAA batteries
  • 6x rhythm patterns – 4th, 8th and 16th
  • Including triplets and off beats.
  1. BOSS DB 30 – Dr Beat $49.00

  • Compact to use – Pocket size
  • Portable
  • Simple to use
  • Clip on belt
  • Headphone out socket
  • 9 Play along patterns
  • Tap tempo
  • Memory function 
  1. BOSS DB- 60 –Dr Beat – $90.00

  • Medium size compact
  • Click functions
  • 100 play function
  • Memory function to recall your settings for songs
  • Good for practice and stage use 
  1. TAMA RW 200 – $165.00

  • Large stop button
  • Large Tempo dial for ease of use
  • Tap Tempo
  • Rhythmic sub-divisions
  • Two click options
  • 9 beats
  • 30 Song memory
  1. BOSS DB -90 – $199

  • Quality Sound
  • Various drum patterns
  • Rhythm Coach
  • In built Microphone
  • Individual controls
  • 24 Beat variations
  • Clave for Latin music
  • Odd time
  • 17 Beat
  • Battery CR 2032 lithium battery or Power AC/DC

Researched and Prepared by Rod Pilois and James Marshall

Design cover prepared by James Marshall

copyright 2018 Beat Factor Music

 

 

 

 

 

‘The show must go on’

As the saying goes ‘the show must go on’ rail, hail or shine.

This is what eventuated this week end Saturday 14 April at the Point Cook Pop Up Park.

AJP Trio – Jazz.Funk outfit performed in cold and windy conditions on the week end. Our first performance a few weeks ago was in glorious sunshine and people in the park were chilling out with some cool tunes.

This week end was totally the opposite of conditions. After having a marquee provided for us for shelter, it was not enough to keep the wind and the rain away from the performers and instruments.

We ended up setting up outside the foodcourt entrance undercover of course. The small crowd due to the extreme weather conditions in Melbourne seemed to enjoy our performance. It helped to brighten up their day for a while on this wet and gloomy day in Melbourne.

Thanks to Sara and all at the Point Cook Pop up Park for their support at our recent performances. Let’s hope the Park stays permanently next time guys.

Great effort on the Park.