Cymbals play an integral part of a drummer’s set up, and they are a significant investment. With a cymbal purchase, you will have to be completely confident that sound is right for you and your music. They cannot be altered or tuned in the way that drums can. So it’s imperative to invest in cymbals that will compliment the styles of music you play! In this guide I aim to provide as much information as I can about cymbals to help educate you on how to choose the perfect cymbals that are right for you, and what you need to consider when looking to invest in new cymbals.
If you want to get in shape and learn how to play a new instrument, but don’t really have time in your busy schedule, why not try an instrument that will allow you to do both at the same time?
Whether you’re a music educator, band or orchestral student, conductor or composer, timpani has been one of the most mystical and misunderstood percussion instruments ever.
Even if you’ve never heard of the term, you know what it is. “Money beats” are the basic drumbeats that keep us grooving in pop, rock, country, dance hit after hit after hit. Rich Redmond is a guy who knows thing or to about hits, because he’s been the drummer on 26 #1 hits. He knows the thing or two abut money beats, too. After all, he’s been the drummer on 26 #1 hits…..
Yamaha showcased more than 75 new products at the 2020 NAMM Show, held January 16-19 in Anaheim, California. The company offered a display of technology and innovation in more than 34,000 square feet of exhibition space, and also put a bright spotlight on its brand promise “Make Waves,” the company’s global pledge to inspire people […]
If you play with David Stanoch you have to groove with David Stanoch. He’s drummed professionally since age 12. A student of masters Elliot Fine, Alan Dawson, Max Roach, Jeff Hamilton, Chad Wackerman and others, he has built an eclectic musical reputation performing with artists from the worlds of jazz, rock, R&B, Broadway, motion picture […]
Drumming has so many different styles and techniques. It’s easy to get stuck in the same old basic rhythms. Getting your hands on a great drum book is a great way to enhance your development. Interested in the 10 best drumming books? Read on! These days, most drummers turn to online tutorials and YouTube channels […]
The secret to cool stick tricks is having good finger control. When you have full control of your fingers, you are able to add stick trick maneuvers to any drumbeat. With practice, your stick tricks will appear effortless and are sure to impress even your biggest critic. One of the easiest stick tricks is the […]