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...

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...

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...

The Secret ’60s Hit Regime – The Wrecking Crew

The 60s were the glory days for an elite group of studio musicians, dubbed The Wrecking Crew. However, this handful of remarkable musicians took the backseat, recording their amazing talent on thousands of tracks and then slapping other peoples' names on the album.

Different Drummer – Jeff Strong

After only a few gigs as a musician, youʼre bound to observe (unless your head is down or your eyes are closed) that rhythm affects...

How To Tune Drums

Learn the ins and outs of tuning drums to finally produce the sound you're looking for. Find insights into wood types, drum heads and complete video instruction for tuning drums.

Career Day: Why Does Doug Auwarter’s Phone Ring?

After decades in the Kansas City music scene, Doug Auwarter's phone continues to ring. Learn how to keep your phone ringing and the jobs rolling in.

The Craft: How Marketable Is Your Drumming?

In the fall of 2010, I moved from Kansas City to Los Angeles. I expected the move to be a challenge and to find myself in musical situations that were unlike anything I had ever done before. What I didn’t expect was a fundamental change in my approach to the drumset and my musical self-image—the realization that…

First Annual San Diego Drum Show & Swap Meet

San Diego Drum Lessons, in conjunction with Studio West and The Recording Arts Center, are very excited to announce the first annual San Diego...

Hang with Mike Portnoy at “Dog Camp”

Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan and Richie Kotzen of The Winery Dogs have announced Dog Camp, their first annual immersive program for aspiring musicians of all ages and levels, set for July...

Morning Warmups – Week 4

Here is yet another page from the book. • Monday: Here the single paradiddle is displaced 3 times all within 2 measures. • Tuesday: Swung 8th notes are...

Morning Warmups – Week 3

Thank you for your interest in the Morning Warm-Ups blog. I'm having a lot of fun writing these, and I hope you're finding it...

More Warm-up Fun

No hurricanes, flooding, or earthquakes to report, but it seems like it's been 115 degrees every day the last month or so in Phoenix....


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