Philadephia Percussionist Brings Fresh Perspective to Revolutionary-era Fife-and-Drum Tune

Pandemic-Inspired Musical Project Brings Together World-Class Percussion And Brass Musicians Just a few weeks ago, on Independence Day 2020, a group of world-class percussion and brass musicians released a new arrangement of a Revolutionary War-era fife-and-drum tune, “The Downfall of Paris.” While the project started as a fun musical project during quarantine, it ended up […]

Ultimate Realistic Rock

Drumming legend Carmine Appice has once again updated the best-selling drumset book Ultimate Realistic Rock in the history of rock drumming. In addition to the classic information on basic rock rhythms and polyrhythms, linear rudiments and groupings, hi-hat and double bass drum exercises, and shuffle rhythms and syncopation exercises, Carmine has included over 20 new […]

4-Way Coordination

Proficiency as a drummer has always come from great hand dexterity. However, with the introduction of modern drumming techniques, it has become increasingly necessary to gain complete independence of both the hands and feet. With various rhythmic exercises in easy-to-read notation, 4-Way Coordination by Marvin Dahlgren and Elliot Fine is designed to guide the drummer […]

The Drum Kit Handbook: How to Buy, Maintain, Set Up, Troubleshoot, and Modify Your Drum Set Hardcover – March 15, 2012

Here is the first hands-on, how-to manual devoted to drum sets, providing drummers essential information on buying, maintaining, setting up, modifying, and tuning their drumkits. Written by Paul Blamer, and including forewards by Chad Smith and Steve Gadd, The Drum Kit Handbook is packed with photographs and hard-won advice; it also examines the drum setups […]

HoverMat gets an update

Auralex® Acoustics, Inc. has announced a new updated version of the HoverMat—a portable acoustic barrier designed for use under drum kits, percussion setups, and other sound producing instruments. Based on customer suggestions and consultation with numerous drummers and percussionists, the updated HoverMat combines Auralex’s SheetBlok Sound Barrier with a non-slip durable fabric that is laminated […]