Under The Bad Sheets

Check out these 5 things that major publishers are getting wrong.

The Lost Art of Coordination Building

Focusing your practice time on the right things can make you a much better drummer with long-term success.

5 Face-savers for a Gigging Drummer

As a teenager, I was hired for my first studio gig at a recording studio. I had acted cool about it during the hiring...

5 Ideas For More Productive Practice

Your slow progress may not be due to your lack of effort in the practice room. What's the saying? Perfect practice makes perfect. Here...

5 Ways To Freshen Up Your Drum Beats

There are many ways to freshen up the drum beats that you already play. Here are 5 ways.

Drumsmiths Vol. 4 – Mayer Bros. : Boys and their toys

By Zack Albetta  Bring up just about any subject having to do with drums or music and Jack Mayer’s eyes light up. There are many...

How Do You Stand It? – Music Stands for Drummers

A sheet music stand is an important piece of equipment for the working drummer and student alike. There are some great options available which suit...

Drumsmiths Vol. 3: Ford – “Have you driven a band lately?”

Learn about Ford drums and what brings their unique sound and look to life.

Drumsmiths Vol. 2 – TreeHouse: Rooted in sound & craft

Derek Sharp runs TreeHouse Drums literally and figuratively under his music store, Supersonic Music in Topeka, KS.

Drumsmiths Vol. 1: George Way – Drums from way back when

By Zack Albetta George Way drums are built in Delta, Canada by Ronn Dunnett, who acquired the company name in 2008 and put it under...

Josh Heffernan: The Dustbowl Revival’s Musical Mixologist

In the modern day same-old, same-old, take lessons from Josh Heffernan on creating something new, fresh and plain-old fun. Dare to be unique, and it just might work.

Family Matters

Many of us remember Family Matters, but how many remember the remarkable drum fills in the show's theme song?

The Theme From Cheers

We've notated the theme from Cheers. Take a stroll down memory lane.

Ricky Syers D-Rail Station

We've notated the slick linear groove played by Ricky Syers at D-Rail Station. These little drums carry a big beat.

What Do You Note? Number 4

How well do you read rhythms? Test your knowledge with this 5 question, auto-graded quiz (with explanations for wrong answers).



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