One of the most interesting musical concepts - at least to me personally - is the polyrhythm, perhaps because of its strongly mathematical nature. Now mathematics was never my strong suit, although the fact that I had a decent understanding of odd time signatures from a fairly young age may indicate otherwise. Anyway, in today's … Continue reading Mini-lesson: Tip on counting polyrhythms
So I was randomly inspired to write a little post about a problem that seems to be rather common among drummers. Now, I've been playing the drums on-and-off since the age of 10 or 11, and I'm currently studying music in a conservatory, with the drums being my main instrument. I've learned many a thing … Continue reading Mini-lesson: How to hold a drumstick
Just under two weeks after Phoenix, another musical effort by Yours Truly is now unleashed. Here's Gallery of Harmonies: Vol. 5 - Mostly Remixes! Gallery of Harmonies: Vol. 5 is a 4-track EP that features one original tune written by me last year and three remixes of older Gallery of Harmonies compositions. While each track … Continue reading Gallery of Harmonies: Vol. 5 is out!
It is with immense excitement that I announce the release of The Santtu Pesonen Project's latest (and, for the time being, last) EP, Phoenix! The new EP features five tracks, each with its distinct mood and style. It's also my first album ever to feature guest musicians, as well as being home to the longest … Continue reading Phoenix is out!
Howdy! So, since I've put The Santtu Pesonen Project on an indefinite hiatus, I felt the need to talk a tiny bit about what you can expect to see from Yours Truly in 2019. First of all, Phoenix is still to be released, although it's not far from the finish line. It's only missing some … Continue reading So, what’s to come in 2019?
Hello! Now I don't usually discuss anything outside of my creative outlets on this website, mainly because I want to keep the content here to promoting those as best I can, but I've made exceptions in some cases. And today, I'll make another exception. So one of the things I've kept pretty quiet about on … Continue reading So I’m livestreaming now.
It's that time of the year again - 2018 is drawing to a close in a week, and I should share 10 of my favorite things to come out/happen/etc. this year. This year was a crazy one, to say the least. Between everything that happened around the world - including shit like the EU conceiving … Continue reading Santtu Pesonen’s Top 10 of 2018