An introduction to communication technologies in the current age (1) and in near future (2).

1) Guide to Remote Collaboration using Zoom

With Social Distancing becoming public policy for the foreseeable future we need effective mechanisms to bring our music ensembles together socially, facilitate the advancement of their musical goals, retain skills, and to provide positive activities for adults and children without the ability to physically gather.

The Company of Fifers & Drummers has provided a Guide to Remote Collaboration, which was the product of numerous community leaders who were seeking solutions for their groups and is offered to the community at large.

2) Communication and rehearsals in realtime

With about 10 magical milliseconds of latency, SoundJack ( provides a solution for “distant performing” executed by a group of musicians in a quasi real time communication over the network. The equivalent of those 10 ms is about 3,5 meters of distance between two musicians located in the same room.

Get inspired by the experts introduction ( and a concert with Jamie Cullum and his “5G Band” ( that happened in March last year. SoundJack is a result of Alexander Carôt and team (

As drummers, composers and instructors in the Rudimental Drumming domain this technology might give us an alternative to those physical rehearsals we are eagerly missing during the COVID-19 crisis.

It would be a pleasure to have some musicians helping to try out SoundJack and set up remote sessions.