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Brit pop stars’ sticksman on his chart-topping gig

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

The Brit pop act fronted by Olly Alexander began as a three-piece, triggering beats through Ableton, before they decided they wanted more of a live feel from the drums. Through some fortuitous meetings and connections Dylan had already made gigging and playing sessions for up-and-coming London producers,...

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THE SECRET TO RECORDING GREAT DRUM TONES

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

It isn’t about having some rare vintage microphone. It’s not using some killer mic pre. And it isn’t using some flashy EQ or compression trick.  It’s all about what happens before any of these things are patched up-taking the time to properly tune the drum kit.  I know… boring… you were...

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Josh Freese: my top 3 playing tips

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

Rock’s go-to drummer gives you the skinny.  Josh Freese will make you a better player – and person.  Drummer Josh Freese knows how to get the gig. His resume boasts working with artists as varied as Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle, Devo, The Vandals, Sting, Paul Westerberg, Guns N’...

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Stewart Copeland’s top 5 tips for drummers

Monday, December 28th, 2015

If you’re Stewart Copeland, you write a new soundtrack for Ben-Hur and perform it with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Or you write an opera called The Tell-Tale Heart, based on Edgar Allan Poe. Or you record and tour with bass legend Stanley Clarke. Or maybe you become a classical composer...

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HOW TO ACHIEVE OUTSTANDING MIXES WITH DRUM RECORDINGS

Sunday, December 27th, 2015

The beat is the core of any great mix. If the drums are not on point your mix will be off kilter from the start. Oh, it will sound okay, and many undiscerning people will probably not notice but for the true musician will. This post is designed to help you get the most out of the  recording studio...

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Recording Drums

Saturday, December 26th, 2015

Dave Mattacks is arguably one of the world’s best drummers. His recording credits include: Joan Armatrading, Mary Chapin-Carpenter, Sandy Denny, Nick Drake, Brian Eno, George Harrison, Jethro Tull, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Jimmy Page, Fairport Convention, Paul Simon, Cat Stevens, Richard...

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Merry Drumming Christmas

Friday, December 25th, 2015

The team at My Drum Lessons would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year. Now put down the turkey and go and do some drumming!

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Chris Adler: Stress Test

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Bludgeoning beats and physical appearances aside, Adler, 43, is as straight-laced an individual as you’re likely to encounter in the metal world, and on this afternoon at home in Richmond, Virginia, the drummer is doing the family thing with his wife and seven-year-old daughter. “It’s...

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Drummer Lee Kerslake Vows to Beat’ His Cancer Diagnosis

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Drummer Lee Kerslake, whose career credits include stints with Ozzy Osbourne and Uriah Heep, has given fans an encouraging update on his battle with bone and prostate cancer.  Classic Rock magazine quotes Kerslake as saying his most recent feedback from doctors indicates he’s turned a corner in...

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Roland TD-25KV V-Drums Electronic Drum Kit

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

With the TD-25KV, serious drummers can tap into high-end V-Drums playability in a mid-level kit for home and studio. Equipped with a sound engine derived from the flagship TD-30, the TD-25KV delivers all the acclaimed expressiveness that makes Roland’s top-line V-Drums the undisputed choice of pro...

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Korg CLIPHIT Clip Drum Kit

Monday, December 21st, 2015

The Korg CLIPHIT is a new electric drum kit that’s great for practice or relaxed playing. Simply attach the clips to any object – a magazine, a desk or almost anything – instantly transforming it into a snare, hi-hat or cymbal. If you prefer something a bit more traditional you can...

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A BRAND NEW CONCEPT SERIES IN DRUMS IS HERE

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

What if boutique-inspired drums loaded with pro-features were more affordable? What if drummers could get a wide variety of our most popular Custom Shop sizes and colors without breaking the bank? We’re proud to introduce a new concept, a completely re-imagined line of PDP drums designed for every...

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Make Your Practice Time More Effective

Saturday, December 19th, 2015

Made of tough rubber, with a solid molded rim, this kit looks and feels just like your regular acoustic kit, making your practice time more effective. The heads feature a natural rebound, which is so realistic you will never know the difference! The kit is supplied to replicate a 5-piece drum set...

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Poison drummer Rikki Rockett is battling oral cancer

Friday, December 18th, 2015

The drummer first learned of his ailment after growing sick in June, feeling like he had a sore throat and a cold. Eventually, a doctor at USC discovered a tumor at the base of his tongue, similar, Rockett said, to Michael Douglas, Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson and Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton....

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Porter & Davies Gear On Lianna La Havas Tour With Jay Sikora, Drums & James Wyatt, Keyboards

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Both the Porter & Davies BC2 and the KT Platform have been accompanying Grammy nominated Lianne La Havas on her latest European tour. Jay Sikora (Drums & BC2) and James Wyatt (Keyboards & KT Platform) have been backing her soulful vocals and nimble guitar work throughout the tour.

Jay,...

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