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I read a great blog piece today by Rick Kettner, Co-Founder of Drumeo, where he discusses the difference between striving for perfection vs. progress, and he breaks down–fairly accurately IMO–the stages of learning something new as you experience it as a player. Every drummer has figured out that learning something new is both exciting and […]
A great player, Joe Crabtree (and an excellent teacher) posted a nice piece on his blog called, “You Can Do It,” on learning and staying focused, which I encourage everyone to read. The topics of motivation, practice, and learning new techniques are covered ad nauseum in drumming magazines and instructional videos, but what I like […]
I first saw the KickPort when I was attending a clinic in TO. The rep. gave me a demo, and I was intrigued and impressed enough that I bought one to test on one of my kicks, the 22″ x 26″ Starclassic. I decided to give it a shot because I was having trouble getting […]
This is just a basic overview with some general advice. I’ll be posting tuning tips for specific drums, and specific tuning techniques later, but for now, here’s a small step to happy tuning! Tuning drums is both an art and a science, and striking the right balance depends on the player and the situation. I’ll […]
The snare is the heart of any kit, and more experienced players soon learn that having a single snare is a bit like having only one golf club–different snares for different situations. This is an excellently sounding snare, played by an incredible player: The only downfall (for me) to this snare is that it […]