News Archive

Don’t loose your hearing if your a drummer.

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Hearing is a basic tool for all drummers and musicians. The effect of hearing loss for a drummer can be a profound and sensitive issue, and yet is more common than you might think. Help Musicians UK is conducting a survey to learn more from musicians and how they can help. You may remember in 2014...

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Research says that drummers are more intelligent than everybody else.

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

According to a number of studies, drummers are very smart, due to a number of factors relating to being playing in the rhythm section. The news comes courtesy of Polymic, who have compiled a series of reports from Oxford and Harvard universities to name a few. What they found was that the drummer  at...

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Is this drum advert encouraging young drummers?

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

This fake drum video was shot by fashion label Pepe Jeans to promote their new collection of music-inpired clothing. The brief given to the film crew to coach a model that had never played drums before to look convincingly as though she was playing the fairly complex beats in the sound track.Bearing...

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School History Teacher Was A Famous Drummer

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

It’s not uncommon to hear about people balancing two different jobs. There are those occasions, though, when you’re surprised by how different the roles are. That is often the case when people find out that drummer with the band Boston is also a history teacher. Jeff Neal has been drumming...

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The secret of drum music reading.

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Want to know how to read drum notation and tabuture more easily. Here are some great tip to help you drum and read more quickly and easily. Lets start off with this exercise. Try reading this piece without thinking too hard about the words or spelling and try and make sense of it;


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Darkness need a new drummer.

Friday, April 24th, 2015

The new Drummer in The Darkness Emily Dolan Davies has quit the band, after only joining earlier this year. Emily made her live debut on 6 March but is already departing to pursue “new projects”. The group said in a statement: “We part ways with fond farewells. Emily played a huge...

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The Worlds Richest Drummers Are.

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

My Drum Lessons have compiled a list of the world’s 30 richest drummers. We guessed 6 of the top 10 before we started researching it, so before you click to look have a go at guess the top 10 rich list of drummers and see if you can beat us. There are no real surprises in the top 10 but after...

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AC/DC’s drummer Phil Rudd back in the dock.

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Phil Rudd, drummer of Australian rock band AC/DC, has changed his plea to guilty on a charge of a threat to kill, at a court in Tauranga, New Zealand. The court heard he was unhappy about his album’s launch party and asked for a former employee to be “taken out”. He had previously...

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Drummers the fittest in the band.

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Research suggests that drummers are as fit as Premiership footballers! A joint study conducted in 2008 by the University of Chichester and the University of Gloucester followed top drummers and monitored their fitness levels. They found that an hour of drumming can burn between 400 and 600 calories....

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VIDEO – Green Day Gets back with original drummer.

Monday, April 20th, 2015

The audience at a Green Day concert got a special surprize during a gig. The band got their first drummer up to perform 3 songs with them.They where then inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In anticipation, the band played an intimate gig for fans at Cleveland’s House of Blues on Thursday...

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Vic Firth Private Drum Teacher Seminar – TODAY!

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Below is a link to the workbook for the Vic Firth drum seminar day that takes place today in Windsor.  You can download this onto your tablet device or print a copy and bring it along with you. If you could aim to arrive at the venue for apprx 1pm, there will be refreshments available before the...

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Great tips on drum tuning

Friday, April 17th, 2015

You know the feeling when your snare doesn’t have that ‘crack’ you love coming from it. A lot of it is down to tuning the drum. Here are some great tips and hints for drummers to get the best from your drum kit. Let’s address some of the key elements of drum tuning that you need...

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Video – drummer inspires entire subway to sing

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

This amazing drummer and singer got us all smiling in the ‘My Drum Lessons’ office today so we wanted to share it with you. Not only can Mr Reed play some great drum licks (keep going to the end to here some jungle beats) but he has a mighty fine voice to compliment his drumming skills....

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Franklin Vanderbilt – what an amazing drummer.

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Its Royalprince Franklin Vanderbilt birthday so lets celebrate it by telling you more about this amazing drummer.  Born on April 13, 1978, his Grandmother named him Royalprince, anticipating an exciting and worldly future for her young Grandson. Raised on Chicago’s West side, Franklin’s...

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Keeping Music Alive in Scotland

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Scotland’s Edinburgh is world renowned for its culture. Live music makes a huge contribution to this reputation. Despite City of Edinburgh Council having a commitment to support live music in the city, the Council continues to have an ‘inaudibility’ clause in its licensing policy. This gives...

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