Perhaps the largest hurdle we face when learning a new song is that of motivation. Regardless of whether we're beginners or experienced players, motivation affects all of us. Learning anything new takes time, perseverance, and dedication — which all come to a standstill without proper motivation.
15 Simple beats that feature in famous songs.
Many of us maintain a solid practice schedule, but are we making the most of our practice time? Are you practicing? Or, playing?
As drummers, we're often drawn into the desire to play fast. We've seen drummers put on amazing displays of speed, endurance and athleticism behind the kit. It's impressive and quite an experience to watch. However, the need for speed can also be a hindrance.
Have you ever carefully learned a song for a gig, and then experienced an on-stage train wreck? Your band may have suffered 'version confusion' — where each band member learns a different version of the same song.
Are you considering a career in music? The Drum Program at Musicians Institute in Hollywood is a solid step in the right direction. Learn more about the program and expectations as we chat with Drum Program Chair, Stewart Jean.
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Focusing your practice time on the right things can make you a much better drummer with long-term success.
As a teenager, I was hired for my first studio gig at a recording studio. I had acted cool about it during the hiring process, like I had done it before. I hadn't done it before but was very...
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 are 5 practical tips to make your practice time more productive. Plan: Before you sit down behind...
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 reasons to get into drum building, but Jack is clearly in it for the fun....
Learn about Ford drums and what brings their unique sound and look to life.
Derek Sharp runs TreeHouse Drums literally and figuratively under his music store, Supersonic Music in Topeka, KS.
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 umbrella of his existing Dunnett brand. George Way was a drummer, drum builder, and...
Many of us remember Family Matters, but how many remember the remarkable drum fills in the show's theme song?