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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

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

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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