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Drummers Adam Marko & Thomas Pridgen Do Master Class

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

His awards are well-documented; the winner of the Guitar Center Drum-Off at the age of 9, and the recipient of a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music at the age of 15, it has been clear for a while that Thomas Pridgen was on his way to greatness. He became the youngest player sponsored by...

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Great advise to teach beginners at a drum lesson

Sunday, June 28th, 2015

If your thinking of taking drum lessons, you need to know the quickest, most productive approach to make progress fast. While learning drums takes practice and diligent work, there are sure fire steps that can take you from a beginner to an expert drummer much more quickly.


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New Drum Kits from Liberty Available To Drummers

Friday, June 26th, 2015

The Liberty Drums Jazz Series is portrayed by the organization as an ‘announcement of craftsmanship with the infusion of vintage’. The Liberty “Opex” bearing edge configuration is gone for making a fantastic, vintage sound by means of the impact of expanded head-to-shell contact,...

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Drummer Gets Hit By A Flying Axe On Live TV!

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

During last Sunday’s live telecast of Fox & Friends, TV presenter host Pete Hegseth hurled a hatchet to tease an up and coming section on timbersports, missed the objective, and hit a walking drummer. West Point’s unbelievable Hellcats walking band played all through the show, to...

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Sharing Drums With Another Band.

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Drummers – remember when your school teacher let you know that you needed to share your toys to with the other kids! Well sharing a backline at a music festival or gig with a different group is a tad bit like that, however it doesn’t need to be an upsetting time. Here you will locate...

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Free Drum Samples Available

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

The Disco drum revival is in full swing and Sampletronics are excited to bring you this glitter dusted pack of gorgeously recorded, expertly played live sparkling disco drum and percussion loops! Recorded with vintage gear through a silky smooth SSL console, this huge collection of disco drum samples...

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Your favourite drummer? We ask one of our drum teachers.

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

As a drum teacher, I get requested many times to answer who my favorite drummers are. I usually answer with Stewart Copeland of the Police and Chad Smith of the Chili Peppers. The actual real reply, though is Led Zeppelins John Bonham. I don’t think he must always be said first however John...

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Simon Gilson – Co-Owner Of PMT Calls Amazon ‘Sharks’.

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

My Drum Lessons attended the MIRC Conference and Expo today. The main guest speaker was Simon Gilson who is the co-owner of retail giant PMT. Never one to mince his words he started off his speech with backing music to Dads Army and had a Hitler mustache on emulating the Nazi lead!

His main...

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Video Profile of Drummer Mark Mondesir

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Without doubt one of the UK‘s most extraordinary drumming talents, Mark Mondesir is simply a master of the kit. Born in East London, Mark is largely self-taught, a surprising fact to those who witness his incredible drum independence in action. His career really took off when he turned 20 and he...

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Yorkshire Music Services Looking For Drum Teachers In Leeds.

Monday, June 15th, 2015

YMES – Yorkshire Music Educational Services are seeking to appoint dynamic, highly skilled drum teachers at Chevin Music Centre from September 2015. They will be required for Wednesday evenings. 1 hour per week in the first instance, with potential to increase over time. They offer pay rates...

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Drumming as a full tie job?

Monday, June 15th, 2015

We have been asked by several tutors and students about what advice to give to any person thinking of taking up playing drums as a full-time job.  Here are a number of thoughts and things you can do to survive as a drummer. Some you may already be doing as a drummer and some may come as a great...

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Drumhead Tuning with the pros

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

Drummer Jeff Davenport and others shall be taking all of your drum tuning questions, answered through a 15 minute session and talking about live and studio tuning demonstration in real-time, adopted by way of a 30 minute dialogue with 2 top drummers about their tuning and drumhead talents for studio...

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Best Drummer Books To Read

Saturday, June 13th, 2015

So what makes a good drum book? Well for starters, many of the books that have stood the test of time and are now considered classics have many applications. You can play just what’s on the page and learn a lot, but you can also apply the exercises to different styles and musical situations. Another...

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Vidoe Of The Best Drum Solo Of The Year So Far?

Friday, June 12th, 2015

So what makes a great drum solo? Speed, or perhaps technique or feel. There are a lot of things that go into the best solos but in the following video we believe its not what is played – but what isn’t played. Its the space and dynamics he creates between the fills that really knocked...

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Rush Signed Drum Memorabilia to be Auctioned off

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Fans of iconic Canadian rock band Rush will enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime chance to pose for a picture behind legendary drummer Neil Peart’s one-of-a-kind, Collector’s Series® Drum Workshop (DW) hockey-themed drumset on the band’s upcoming R40 Live Anniversary Tour. Highly recognized by hockey...

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