Four-time Grammy winner. Founding father of the modern frame drum movement. Legendary master percussionist and composer.
Masters of FRAME DRUMS - Velez, Fresco, Coskun, Piccioni. Glen Velez - The World of Frame Drums.
This video concentrates on three prominent frame drums - the Irish Bodhran, North African Tar and Middle Eastern Rig (tambourine). Glen Velez presents a variety of techniques, tonal resources, rhythmic patterns, and expressive possibilities that can be applied to any frame drum. Additional Information.
Glen Velez (born 1949) is an American percussionist, vocalist, and composer, specializing in frame drums from around the world. He is largely responsible for the increasing popularity of frame drums in the United States and around the world. Velez is married to Loire. Of Mexican American ancestry, Velez grew up in Texas but moved to New York City in 1967.
My choice of frame drums are David Roman Drums and Cooperman Drums. In this article I will refer to the drums I play but there are other good alternatives such as Schlagwerk, Remo, Meinl, Anklang and many more. Generally there isn’t one perfect frame drum for all situations and playing styles. If you’re starting, I’d recommend to get a drum that you feel most comfortable with in the style you play most (lapstyle, upright, freehand, et.
Glen Velez with Layne Redmond. Glen is playing a mazhar.
Glen Velez Handance Tars. AIS NSR Goldeneye Series. Cooperman Hand Drums start in the Vermont woods where we select native hardwood trees to mill, using methods passed down through generations of sawyers and drum builders to create our single-ply bent wood shells. Inspired by the leading world percussion artists, our designs blend the traditional with the innovative to create these expertly crafted, rich sounding hand drums.
Frame Drum Music (Handdance). By: Glen Velez (1984, Latin). More albums from Glen Velez: External Combustion by Glen Velez. Internal Combustion by Glen Velez. Seven Heaven by Glen Velez. Breathing Rhythms by Glen Velez. Fabric Of Life by Glen Velez. Assyrian Rose by Glen Velez. View all albums . Frame Drum Music (Handdance).