Free Beginner Drums Metronome

Posted by on May 22, 2016 in Blog

Free Beginner Drums Metronome

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. The amount of times my students say “My metronome isn’t very good” or “I don’t have a metronome” or “I have a metronome but I don’t know how to use it”....

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First Drum Kit (part 3) – E-kit Buyers Guide

Posted by on Mar 10, 2016 in Blog

First Drum Kit (part 3) – E-kit Buyers Guide

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 kits, electric drum kits, digital drum kits. 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. This was a revolution in e-kit design and a welcome change...

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Gigging an Electronic Drum Kit – Part 3

Posted by on Feb 14, 2016 in Blog

Gigging an Electronic Drum Kit – Part 3

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! OK, I exaggerate slightly – it wasn’t that bad… but I couldn’t take any more than a year of it....

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First Drum Kit (part 2) – Acoustic Kit Buyers Guide

Posted by on Jan 28, 2016 in Blog

First Drum Kit (part 2) – Acoustic Kit Buyers Guide

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! Your first acoustic kit will be an investment you’ll remember forever. I hope you’ve got understanding neighbours and a set of ear defenders! Kit Size? You’re probably looking at hundreds of pictures of drum kits and feeling a bit perplexed....

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