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How long or how much should you practice drumming every day? The simple answer would be: whatever makes you feel good about yourself and your drumming. But this is a matter of setting goals and ambition as well. Ideally you would be able to play and practice as long...read more
I think Rick Beato is doing a fantastic job with his YouTube series "What makes this song great". The link is at the bottom of this article. Since Rick is not a drummer I thought I'd make a drummer's supplement. So this is "What Makes This Song Great - The Drum...read more
Here's part 3 in our 'What to buy next' series: Drumming Upgrades There are also quite a few other things drum related we could invest in. Things which aren’t necessarily part of our drum set, but which could have a profound impact on how we play. Or how we will be...read more
What can you do to make your instrument sound better? How can you upgrade your drum set? If money is no issue you can just buy whatever you want and if you don’t like it you dispose of it. Sound familiar? Not to me. And it certainly wasn’t like this when I was just...read more
First let me start by answering the question of why you need a drum hero immediately: It motivates the heck out of you. I always try to get students to get into some type of music more heavily. After that they most often find one or more drum heroes. What this does is...read more
Here's part 1 in our 'What to buy next' series: Drum Set Additions What should you buy next for your drumming? This is a question we as teachers often get from the more driven students. It’s a cool question with lots of possible answers. So let’s dive into these drum...read more
This article will be about typical drummer hand injuries. I will cover the types of injuries, how we can deal with them, and how we can prevent them as best we can. By the end of this article you’ll know things like how to spot a hand injury coming up, how we can cure...read more
Unfortunately I don't know exactly what year or issue of Sabian Newsbeat this story was in. The particular issue is probably somewhere in one of those boxes you never get to unpack after moving yet another time. It has to be around '90 , '91 or '92. The story may be a...read more
You’re a drummer and you want to go to a jam session and start jamming with other musicians. Excellent! This article is all about jam sessions from a drummer's perspective. What is a jam session and how do you prepare for one? What can you expect, what do you bring,...read more
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