Sheila E., the Queen of Percussion, is back with her new single “No Line” (ft. Snoop Dogg) and she’s calling on percussionists and drummers all around the world to play along with her by entering the #NoLineDrumLine contest. To enter, players can download the “No Line” track and record and upload their performance video to Facebook, Instagram […]
Earth Celebration is a huge drum festival hosted by the globetrotting drum group Kodo. This year’s festival will be held August 16-18 on Sado Island.
Roland Meinl founded Meinl Percussion in 1951. Based in Gutenstetten, Germany, the company is a leading manufacturer of cymbals and other percussion instruments. In addition to its sterling reputation for making cymbals out of different alloys, Meinl is noted for its fiberglass congas and plywood gongs—modern innovations in materials and manufacture.
For a novice drummer, tuning drums can seem like a mystery. But there’s good news. For a start, unlike guitars or pianos, drums can be tuned to any pitch you wish. And, if tuned properly, any kit can be made to sound like Ginger Baker’s. All you need is patience, practice, and the following pointers
Cymbals are one of the oldest musical instruments, played by many cultures during their migration across Asia and into the west over the last 3,000 years. Small hand cymbals were used in Hindu music as early as 1500 B.C., and these spread via trade routes into modern-day Turkey, Israel, and Egypt by around 800 B.C.
Every culture keeps its own beat, and there are as many types and styles of drums across the world as there are ways to make music. Here are a few of the instruments you might encounter at a next drum circle.