Pain and injury are near constant companions for professional musicians. Aching hands, painful joint swelling, back problems, among other ailments were all thought to be part of the price musicians had to pay to be performers. However, thanks to an increasing awareness of both the kinesiology and biology of movement, as well as proper techniques […]
As a student and as a teacher, professional drummer Don Wiseman pursues music education from both sides of the book. In this video expand your vocabulary by developing your brush technique with Don Wiseman…
Carl Fischer Music has combined all elements of Clayton Cameron’s Brushworks method into one package, containing the entire contents of the Brushworks Book/CD and the Brushworks DVD, winner of the 2007 Modern Drummer Magazine Poll. Brushworks is the first publication to ever devise a system of notation for brushstrokes and brush effects within traditional percussion […]
For former drummers who miss jamming on the kit, it’s time to dust off the old sticks and revisit those good times with I Used to Play Drums: An Innovative Method for Adults Returning to Play. This book, written by Liberty DeVitto and Sean Kennedy, will reacquaint people with their instrument by providing them with […]
Discover the heartbeat of music in this 560-page coffee table book illuminating the eclectic world of drumming over the past 70 years. Fotos By Folletts photographers traveled to over 53 cities and photographed over 500 drummers to be included in the pages. Dedicated to the late drumming photographer Lissa Wales, Sticks ‘n’ Skins will open […]
Ultimate Progressive Drumming, by Alex Cohen, pushes the boundaries of drum independence and technical complexity while providing foundational training that will help all drummers, regardless of style. Starting with basic independence and balance training on the drums, Cohen moves into groove coordination, melodic phrasing, unison patterns, and weak-foot builders in the early sections of the […]
Here we look at a brief history of drums, starting back in 1876 with “double drumming,” through the first drum kits of the 1930s to today’s modern drums.
Making Music breaks down the anatomy of a drum kit to explain what each part of the setup is for and even the history of how each part came to be.
Drumming is more than just music — it’s an engaging activity that is proven to reduce stress, alleviate pain and help keep you mentally active. Research suggests that drumming is particularly beneficial to older adults and can even prolong symptoms of mentally degenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s. This is why more and more senior citizen […]