Need some drum gifts inspiration for your loved ones? Do they love drumming but you’re just not sure what to get them? Do they already own every drum accessory known to mankind? Here are a few awesome drumming gifts you might not have thought of… Continue reading “7 Awesome Drum Gifts – Drummer Gift Ideas”
In the last article in this series we talked about an acoustic kit buyers guide for those just starting out on drums. Now let’s look at e-kits – aka electronic drum sets, electric drum kits, digital drum kits. If you’re not sure which electronic drum set to buy hopefully this will be of some help! Electronic drum kits have been around for a long time but really only became a true competitor to acoustic drums around the turn of the century when Roland started pushing out kits with mesh heads. Continue reading “What Electronic Drum Set Should I Buy?”
I’ll cut to the chase straight away then completely contradict myself later on. If you’ve got the space and understanding neighbours buy acoustic drums. You can buy a very nice acoustic kit for the same price as a mediocre e-kit and really nothing compares. The volume, the tone, the feel and the sheer power of an acoustic drum kit is something to behold and it will never be replaced. So if you can get away with the volume, acoustic kits win hands down.
Hi everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to post a blog article on here but I just wanted to let you know that there’s a bit of a site update in progress! Hopefully it will be a bit easier to find everything once the update is done, but if you see things randomly moving around in the menus then that’s why. This will take a little while so bear with me!
A metronome is an essential tool for any drummer – beginner or experienced. Every drummer should have one and know how to use it – it’s invaluable to developing your ‘internal clock’ and a great way to track your progress on the instrument. Continue reading “Free Beginner Drums Metronome”
In the last article about gigging an e-kit we talked about getting the kit gig-ready – sorting the sounds and configuring the module. Well a LOT has happened since then. I gigged my trusty Yamaha DTX-750K for about 1 year in a range of venues from smalls pubs to clubs and large function spaces. I’ll cut to the chase – it was a nightmare! Continue reading “Gigging an Electronic Drum Kit – Part 3”
In the last article we talked about the pros and cons of e-kit vs acoustic kit for starting out on drums. If you’ve opted for your first drum kit to be acoustic, congratulations you’ve made a wise choice! Continue reading “First Drum Kit (part 2) – Acoustic Kit Buyers Guide”
This is the most subjective thing in the world, ever. It is also a list that changes, for me, on almost a daily basis. But regardless here’s 5 inspirational videos all drummers should watch.
I’m often asked by young budding drummers “What CD’s should I listen to?” and of course the answer is “Anything and everything!”. It’s so subjective and even top drummers wouldn’t be able to agree on a definitive ‘Top 10’ list of music all drummers should listen to. Continue reading “Recommended Listening for Drummers”
When I last wrote about this I was at the earliest stage of my e-kit journey. I’ve now been sent the set list so it’s time to learn some tunes and configure the DTX700 module (brain). My aim at the moment is to have no more than 10 kit patches for this band and I’m really trying to avoid having a unique patch for each song. Continue reading “Gigging an Electronic Drum Kit – Part 2”