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From Swing to Fusion: Unveiling the Traditional vs. Modern Jazz Kit

From Swing to Fusion: Unveiling the Traditional vs. Modern Jazz Kit

The world of jazz is a vast sonic landscape. But the foundation of that sound is laid by the drum set. Today, we'll delve into the fascinating evolution of the jazz kit, contrasting the classic setup ... ...more

Tips & Tricks

July 23, 20243 min read

Drumming on the Go: The Most Unusual Practice Spots Revealed!

Drumming on the Go: The Most Unusual Practice Spots Revealed!

Drummers are a resourceful bunch, and when it comes to practice, we get creative! So, let's ditch the traditional studio for a moment and explore the strangest places we've pounded out our rhythms. ...more

Video Shorts

July 21, 20241 min read

What's the most challenging song you've ever played?: My 17-Minute Drum Odyssey

What's the most challenging song you've ever played?: My 17-Minute Drum Odyssey

What's the most challenging song you've ever tackled? For me, the answer isn't just a song – it's an epic: a 17-minute beast of a composition I call "Swordfish." ...more

Drummer Questions

July 21, 20242 min read

Big Sticks: Why Grant Uses Thick Practice Sticks

Big Sticks: Why Grant Uses Thick Practice Sticks

Ever wondered why my practice sticks look like they belong on a marching band drum?Let's clear up the mystery! ...more

Lessons

July 17, 20242 min read

Striking a Balance: Closed Hi-Hat vs. Open Hi-Hat

Striking a Balance: Closed Hi-Hat vs. Open Hi-Hat

We all know the hi-hat is the heart of the beat. But within those two cymbals lies a world of sonic possibilities: the closed hi-hat and the open hi-hat. Mastering the interplay between these two tech... ...more

Tips & Tricks

July 17, 20242 min read

Snare Drum Switcheroo: Exploring Options on the Big Kit

Snare Drum Switcheroo: Exploring Options on the Big Kit

Hanging out with my trusty big kit today, and I wanted to delve into a topic that always sparks a lot of questions: snare drums! ...more

Video Shorts

July 14, 20242 min read

What’s been a turnaround for you? : My Drumming Wake-Up Call

What’s been a turnaround for you? : My Drumming Wake-Up Call

What sparked a turnaround in your drumming inspiration? Let me tell you, mine wasn't exactly what you might expect. ...more

Drummer Questions

July 14, 20242 min read

First Gig Jitters: From Butterflies to Bliss – A Drummer's Guide to Conquering Stage Fright

First Gig Jitters: From Butterflies to Bliss – A Drummer's Guide to Conquering Stage Fright

Have you ever experienced the magic (and maybe the mayhem) of a live performance? For me, with thousands of gigs under my belt, the memory of those first exhilarating – and nerve-wracking – shows is s... ...more

Drummer Questions

July 11, 20242 min read

Master Your Timing: Essential Features for Every Musicians Metronome

Master Your Timing: Essential Features for Every Musicians Metronome

Having trouble keeping time? Ever feel like your practice sessions lack focus? The culprit might be your metronome – or lack thereof! As drummers, solid timing is our foundation. Today, we'll explore ... ...more

Lessons

July 10, 20241 min read

How to 10X Your Drumming

How to 10X Your Drumming

Most of us are not working to our maximum potential. Let's take a dive into how we can get the best out of everything that we learn. ...more

Education

July 09, 20243 min read

What's Your Favorite Drum Solo Ever? A Pro Drummer Weighs In

What's Your Favorite Drum Solo Ever? A Pro Drummer Weighs In

What's your all-time favorite drum solo? It's a tough one, right? Drumming history is packed with iconic moments that push the boundaries of creativity and technique. ...more

Drummer Questions

July 08, 20242 min read

Finding Your Groove: Exploring Your Favourite Drumming Tempos

Finding Your Groove: Exploring Your Favourite Drumming Tempos

Ever notice a certain tempo range where you feel most comfortable laying down a groove? For me, it's that sweet spot between ninety and one-ten BPM. ...more

Video Shorts

July 07, 20241 min read

Unleash Your Inner Groove Machine: Sextuplet Motion Workout

Unleash Your Inner Groove Machine: Sextuplet Motion Workout

Buckle up for a killer workout that will transform your drumming fluidity and motion around the kit! ...more

Lessons

July 04, 20242 min read

The Secret Weapon: Building Core Drumming Skills

The Secret Weapon: Building Core Drumming Skills

Core Skills & Repetition are the keys to reach new levels in your drumming. Let's look at why and how you can do it. ...more

Video Shorts

June 30, 20242 min read

Counting Quintuplets: The “Gina Lollobrigida” to Groovy Beats

Counting Quintuplets: The “Gina Lollobrigida” to Groovy Beats

Counting quintuplets can feel like a juggling act! But fear not, there are ways to make it smoother than butter. Let's explore some counting techniques and discover the magic of the "Gina Lollobrigida... ...more

Lessons

June 27, 20242 min read

The Balancing Act: Finding Your Perfect Drumstick Grip

The Balancing Act: Finding Your Perfect Drumstick Grip

Ready to unlock smoother playing, better endurance, and a fuller sound? Let's delve into the art of finding the perfect drumstick balance point! ...more

Lessons

June 17, 20242 min read

Singles, Doubles, and Paradiddles: Building Your Drumming Foundation

Singles, Doubles, and Paradiddles: Building Your Drumming Foundation

Welcome to the "Singles, Doubles, and Paradiddles Workout"! As the name suggests, this session focuses on these essential drumming building blocks. ...more

Lessons

June 17, 20241 min read

Unearthing Hidden Gems: Revisit Your Drumming Practice

Unearthing Hidden Gems: Revisit Your Drumming Practice

Ever feel like you have a treasure trove of partially developed skills sitting dormant? We've all been there – we start practicing something new, have some initial fun, but then move on before truly m... ...more

Video Shorts

June 14, 20242 min read

Conquer the Climb: Mastering Skills Through Persistence

Conquer the Climb: Mastering Skills Through Persistence

Ever feel like you're jumping from one drumming idea to the next, never quite mastering any? You're not alone! Let's explore the concept of the learning curve and how to leverage it for drumming succe... ...more

Video Shorts

June 14, 20242 min read

10x Your Drumming: Mastering Through Exploration

10x Your Drumming: Mastering Through Exploration

We all experience this: We learn a new drumming concept, master a lick, or discover a cool groove. But what happens next? Often, those ideas get tossed onto a mental pile of "things I can kind of do."... ...more

Video Shorts

June 14, 20242 min read

Setting the Beat for Success: Defining Your Monthly Drumming Goals

Setting the Beat for Success: Defining Your Monthly Drumming Goals

Ready to conquer the month with some focused drumming practice? Here's the thing: setting clear monthly goals is a game-changer. It keeps you motivated, focused, and on track to become a drumming powe... ...more

Video Shorts

June 13, 20241 min read

Rack It Up or Stand Alone: Choosing Between Drum Racks and Hardware Stands

Rack It Up or Stand Alone: Choosing Between Drum Racks and Hardware Stands

Today's battle is fought not on the stage, but in the setup zone. We're diving into the age-old debate: drum racks vs. hardware stands. ...more

Tips & Tricks

June 13, 20243 min read

Cracking the Code: Drum Notation vs. Tab - Finding Your Path to Rhythmic Mastery

Cracking the Code: Drum Notation vs. Tab - Finding Your Path to Rhythmic Mastery

Drummers, have you ever stared at a page of sheet music filled with squiggles and wondered, "There's a better way, right?" Or maybe you've seen drum tabs online and thought, "This seems simpler, but i... ...more

Tips & Tricks

June 13, 20243 min read

Finding Your Groove: Loose vs. Tight Bass Drum Spring Tension

Finding Your Groove: Loose vs. Tight Bass Drum Spring Tension

Today, we'll explore the world of loose vs. tight spring tension, helping you dial in the perfect feel for your drumming style. ...more

Tips & Tricks

June 13, 20242 min read

Heel up or Heel Down for Bass Drum Technique

Heel up or Heel Down for Bass Drum Technique

Today we're diving into the world of bass drum technique, specifically the age-old debate: heel up or heel down? ...more

Tips & Tricks

June 13, 20243 min read

Flat Out or Tilted? Finding Your Ideal Snare Drum Angle

Flat Out or Tilted? Finding Your Ideal Snare Drum Angle

It's time to address the throne room's silent debate: the flat snare vs. angled snare. Fear not, because this post will guide you through the pros and cons of each setup. ...more

Tips & Tricks

June 13, 20242 min read

Fingers vs. Wrists: Mastering the Art of Motion on the Drums

Fingers vs. Wrists: Mastering the Art of Motion on the Drums

Today, we're tackling the age-old question: fingers vs. wrists? Buckle up, because we're about to dissect the role of each in your drumming journey. ...more

Tips & Tricks

June 13, 20242 min read

Barefoot vs. Shoes: The Great Drum Pedal Debate

Barefoot vs. Shoes: The Great Drum Pedal Debate

The age-old question of footwear on the throne continues to spark debate. Today, we'll settle the score (well, kind of) by exploring the pros and cons of playing drums with shoes vs. barefoot, while h... ...more

Tips & Tricks

June 13, 20243 min read

Standard vs. Black Dot: Choosing the Right Snare Drum Head for Your Sound

Standard vs. Black Dot: Choosing the Right Snare Drum Head for Your Sound

Today we're diving into the world of snare drum heads, specifically the battle between standard and black dot varieties. Understanding the differences between these seemingly similar heads is crucial ... ...more

Tips & Tricks

June 13, 20242 min read

Felt vs Wood Bass Drum Beaters

Felt vs Wood Bass Drum Beaters

Today we're diving into the world of bass drum beaters, specifically the age-old battle between felt and wood. ...more

Tips & Tricks

June 13, 20242 min read

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