How To Raise It Up

by Alex Pepper Arts and Entertainment, Business
In this blog, we're reviewing a special video from my YouTube channel based on music from Florence + The Machine. This was an unusual choice compared with the usual song selections, and on top of that, I had the inspiration to combine 2 separate drum tracks into a duet with myself to create the final video. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PA12wfVMwI 2 player drum track - Rabbit Heart Multiple Timelines In The Mind I was listening to a lot of different music during this formative time and ...
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Diving Into The Unknown

by Alex Pepper Arts and Entertainment, Business
In this blog, we're looking at my drum cover of The Unknown by In Hearts Wake and unpack the concept of balance. During the human experience we are surrounded by unseen magic, and we can use this to our advantage, but sometimes we become overwhelmed with possibility and lost in the brain fog. Would you rather dive into the unknown or drown in safety? "To all victims and witnesses of fear" - The Unknown An Ambidexterity Entity This was the second video in ...
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Can You Feel My Heart?

by Alex Pepper Arts and Entertainment, Business
In this blog, we take a look at my most successful YouTube video. What factors are at play here? At the time of recording, I was very stressed with my life situation and putting a lot of pressure on myself to produce videos, after moving to Sydney for the sole purpose of playing in a band which dropped me straight away. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx7StbLj4go A Self Storage Upgrade This video is the first to feature my second storage space. I had just moved from ...
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How To Find Your Fault Lines

by Alex Pepper Arts and Entertainment, Business
In this blog, we're remembering a knee-jerk reaction to a brand new song being released, compounding in a 5 day turnaround on a new August Burns Red single, and dive into some ideas of balance surrounding personal achievement, commitment and fulfilment. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1x354gK_Og Fault Line - May 20 2013 Obsessive Practicing I have picked up a lot of practicing and speed-learning tips over the years and my intention, in time, is to consolidate the best parts of my efficient learning and practice techniques so ...
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How To Capitalise On Your Value With YouTube

by Alex Pepper Arts and Entertainment, Business
In this blog, we dip into the concept of personal value within the context of YouTube. I took a handful of my best stick trick clips and edited them into a 60 second reel for the SilverFox ridiculous stick tricks contest, getting a 2nd place result without very much effort to create new content. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtCZLXICBfU The 60 second showreel of stick tricks or "visuals" Minimal Work Required When I first noticed this stick trick contest hosted by SilverFox, I was quite interested. I was obviously in the right niche, and I ...
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Free Numerology Reading

by Alex Pepper Arts and Entertainment, Business
In this blog, we're revisiting my drum cover of Numbers Count For Nothing by Architects (UK), and find out how easy it can be to ignore your mental health. If you would like a free numerology reading, click here. I better crunch the numbers Challenges Of Hollow Crown My favourite feeling behind the kit is the first few times you nail a part which took you some time to bring together. It's the feeling of repeatedly reaching beyond the edge of your abilities, ...
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How To Survive The Tower Moment

by Alex Pepper Arts and Entertainment, Business
In this blog, we're revisiting a video update from April 2013, as I began to piece together my shaky move to Sydney. Despite feeling fear, I had put together a makeshift rehearsal space and created a drum video mashup of many different styles, also sharing a personal update in my first address to viewers. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HkDyr0Xl0Q Playing drums on YouTube - April 14, 2013 Shipping Container Drum Video Mega Mix When the plan to work with a band in Sydney went sour, I quickly ...
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Subconscious Synchronicity In Sydney City

by Alex Pepper Arts and Entertainment, Business
In this blog, we're watching my former self play through Metamorphosis, another piece by Northlane. I'll tell you how I came to move to Sydney chasing after the new dream, and explain some tips for surviving a real metamorphosis. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oy0s8GvMWDQ Going through Metamorphosis in the garage From Adelaide To Sydney, Perfect Timing In 2012 there was a very different and new energy around in Adelaide. I had gone vegan at the start of the year, and many things in my life started to ...
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How To Break In Your New Drum Kit

by Alex Pepper Arts and Entertainment, Business
In this blog, we see and experience the new kit I won for the first time, with some classic Blink 182. I'll tell you why this video seems a bit different from the first few, and share some thoughts on the kit! https://youtube.com/0alexpepper1 Here's Your Letter - Blink 182 The New Drums Arrive From USA After receiving notification that I had won the Rockstar Energy contest, it was time to play the waiting game. It only took a couple of weeks before I ...
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How To Win Free Drums Online With YouTube

by Alex Pepper Arts and Entertainment, Business
In this blog we're looking at how I, The Breather crossed my path just at the right time, creating an opportunity to win a drum kit with my second YouTube video. Click here to read the previous blog, or continue below! Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPwps-Yl-Yc The second video: Doomsday - I, The Breather Timing Is Everything In the domain of drums, timing is everything. After posting my first drum video on YouTube, everything was feeling pretty aligned but I didn't know what I was going to ...
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How To Play Drums With 3 Million Stick Tricks

by Alex Pepper Arts and Entertainment, Business
In this blog, we're re-visiting my third YouTube video: a drum cover of Delinquents by a band called Woe, Is Me. This song stood out to me at the time after seeing it played by one of my favourite YouTube drummers, Luke Holland. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tk0oBXsBU4 Drum video three: [&] Delinquents - Woe, Is Me Creativity Overload.. At this point, I was buzzing about YouTube. The first and second videos both pushed me to take my playing to the next level. I was learning more ...
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How To Start Playing Drums On YouTube - My Story

by Alex Pepper Arts and Entertainment, Business
In this blog we're taking a look at my first YouTube video: a drum cover of Corruption by Northlane, from May 2012. I'll tell you how the video happened, put it into some personal context, and share some things I learned in the process, starting with: think before you get a mullet haircut. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXKNMmwd3tY My first YouTube video: Corruption - Northlane I Started Playing Drums At School In 2008 In year 10 at school, I took contemporary music as a subject. We studied ...
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