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Introduction to Hand Drums: Goblet-Shaped Drums

In our previous installment, we looked at my personal favorite group of hand drums, the frame drums. Now we will […]

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Introduction to Hand Drums: Frame Drums

The world of hand drums is a vast one indeed, with distinct types emerging in all parts of the world […]

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Great Percussionists (Who Happen to be Women)

The follow-up to my last post, Great Drummers (Who Happen to be Women), seemed obvious- Great Percussionists (Who Happen to […]

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Female Drummers: Great Drummers (Who Happen to be Women)

The importance of role models that an individual can strongly identify with is well-documented in all fields- but a cursory […]

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Principles of Basic Rock Drum Beats, Part 2

In my previous post, I discussed the basic approaches to the construction of rock drum beats, focused primarily on a […]

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Principals of Basic Drum Beats for Rock, Part 1

In spite of the seemingly limitless variety one can find in rock drumming, there are also virtually ubiquitous commonalities. In […]

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How To Find The Motivation To Practice

There is no way to learn how to play an instrument without sitting down and practicing over and over again. […]

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Why Drummers Use Stick Control

One of the most enduring and venerated method books for drummers is Stick Control for the Snare Drummer by George […]

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Setting Up a Drum Set

So you’ve just bought your first drum set, and right now you just might be staring at the pile of […]

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Choosing Your First Drum Set

When choosing your first drum set, there are a few things to consider, and some points that can easily be […]

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