FROM DRUMS TO HARP: The Story of Drummer and Harpist Robert M. Garcia

FROM DRUMS TO HARP: The Story of Drummer and Harpist Robert M. Garcia

by Vee Williams Garcia


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Robert M. Garcia, a professional drummer from the age of 17, attended Florida A&M University (FAMU), in Tallahassee, and later studied at the Berklee College of Music, in Boston, Massachusetts. During his freshman and sophomore years at FAMU (1968-1970), he was on the drum line of the world famous band, the FAMU Marching 100. Through the years, Garcia became widely known as a master drummer. However, later in his life, for reasons revealed in this book, he switched his focus from drums to the grand harp. Robert Garcia became a skilled and versatile harpist. His music was a joy to the many people who saw and heard him perform.

. . . The fact that Robert was able to move over to the harp is a sign that he always had a pitched-instrument player nestled within his musical gift. It is a great blessing that he was able to express this part of his musical personality later in his career. The fact that he enjoyed such success at this is clearly a testament to the versatility and depth of his musical talent.

-Vern C. Falby, Ph.D.
Faculty, Music Theory
Peabody Conservatory of the
Johns Hopkins University

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781450244640
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/04/2010
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.28(d)

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