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A Guide to Tuning Drums

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

types of cymbals

Types of Cymbals

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.

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7 Reasons Senior Living Facilities Should Incorporate Drumming

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 […]