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Drum Decisions: Here’s How Often You Should Change Your Bass Drum Heads

The “10,000-hour rule,” states that it takes that much practice to attain mastery of a musical instrument. While the accuracy of the rule has been questioned, no one is disputing the fact that becoming an elite drummer takes…

Drumstick Buying Guide: How to Choose Your First Set of Sticks

A huge percentage of people who take up musical instruments give them up. Drums are no exception. There are many reasons for this, but a common thread among these is the simple fact that learning an instrument is…

Become the Best Drummer: 5 Important Tips for Newbie Drummers

Drummers have been around since cavemen, but that doesn’t mean you have to play like one. Although the modern drum kit didn’t fully develop until the 1930s, learning the drums has never been easier with so many valuable resources.…

Shine Her Up: How to Clean a Drum Set (Including the Best Cleaning Products)

The science is in: drummers are smarter than everyone. Drummers not only keep the beat going but use their own creativity to put unique spins on a song. This is why a good drummer can make any band…

5 Things to Consider When Buying a Drum Set

Are you looking to replace a drum set or buy your first-ever set? If so, you’ve probably noticed just how many options are available to you. This can make the shopping process quite stressful if you’re unsure of…

A Brief History of Drums Every Drummer Needs to Know

Drumming exists in almost every culture around the world. In addition to being fun and musical, drumming also has sacred, ceremonial, communication, and symbolic purposes. It’s an incredible instrument played by so many for so many different reasons.…

5 Essential Tips About Drum Solos For Beginners

Drummers typically get less time to solo than other instruments. This makes sense because they are so important for all of the other instruments to stay on beat. When you finally get the chance to showcase your talent,…

Get a Grip: How to Hold Drumsticks the Right Way

Being a good drummer is a sign of increased intelligence. Drumming is also a great way to alleviate stress and anxiety. But, if you ever want to be great at the drums you have to master the basics first.…

Don’t Miss a Beat: 3 Common Drumming Mistakes And How You Can Avoid Them

To the untrained ear, playing the drums may seem like nothing more than banging loudly on an instrument. But, drumming actually requires quite a bit of skill and intelligence. In fact, studies actually show that successful drummers tend to be…

Making the Magic Last: Tips for Caring for Your Drum Set

Your steady beat is the backbone of the band. But what good is that if your drum set sounds like trash? Keeping your kit clean is a great way to preserve your drum set’s sound. Regular maintenance is…

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