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MV 10 Drumstick

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Jul 23 2015

Brent Fitz of Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators talks about his recent change to Vater Drumsticks and the process he went through, comparing many different models and brands before finding his perfect stick model...the Vater MV10. Brent also talks about his career and about working with Slash. The performance footage was taken at sound check during his New Hampshire summer tour stop. Special thanks to Slash, his ...

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25th Chicago Drum Show Attendance Breaks 2,000

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Jul 06 2015

The 25th Annual Chicago Drum Show (15th-17th, 2015) was expanded to three days to squeeze in everything that producer Rob Cook planned for the show. “This year’s show had more of everything,” says Cook. “We had seven headliner clinics, six Master Classes, 2 Cafe presentations, 4 conference room presentations, 2 Round Table presentations, plus several special displays.”  The clinician roster included Will Calhoun, Dave Mattacks, Paul Wertico, Todd Sucherman, ...

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Different Drummer: One Man’s Music and Its Impact on ADD, Anxiety, and Autism

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May 26 2015

Play drums wants to highlight this book written by percussionist and researcher Jeff Strong. Different Drummer chronicles his path as he navigates ancient drumming practices, conducts clinical research, and develops the music that establishes him as a pioneer in the world of auditory brain stimulation over three decades. Jeff lives with ADHD and uses it as his motivation on his journey. Jeff meticulously documents the development of his therapy and ...

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6 Ways to Make the Most out of Your Practice Time

May 19 2015

Plan it out It’s best to sit down with a general plan in mind so you don’t end up wasting any time. The longer you sit there trying to think of what you should practice, the more likely it is that you’ll get up and walk away. Break it down into segments and try your best to stick to the schedule. Some parts you’ll breeze through ...

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5 Ways to Keep Your Kids Interested in Drumming

May 14 2015

Are you a drummer and want your children to follow in your footsteps, but find it slightly difficult to keep their attention? Perhaps your child begged you for a drum set, but now it sits there gathering dust. We're here to help. The following are 5 ways to keep your kids interested in drumming 1. What Age to Start? It's important to start at the proper age, which is different ...

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10 Drum Promotions to Celebrate International Drum Month

May 12 2015

Reprinted from the March/April 2015 issue of MUSIC INC. International Drum Month is celebrated annually in May. To help you prepare for this month-long celebration of percussion, Music Inc. has gathered 10 great promotional ideas from some of the country’s top drum retailers. “The best promo we have ever had is our ‘Free Lessons For life’ program. Customers would buy a kit and get a free 30-minute group ...

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3 Necessary Things Every Drummer Forgets to Do

May 12 2015

Learn the Basics You need to start somewhere, and rushing through the beginner lessons isn’t going to help anyone. Some may learn faster than others, but that doesn’t matter to the individual. You learn at your own speed, but the important part is that you learn. Don’t skip the basics, it will only hurt you in the end.  Don’t Force a Style Likewise, don’t try ...

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So You Want to Start Drumming?

May 05 2015

So you want to start drumming? It can be a little overwhelming when you first start playing any instrument, and drums are no different. The good news; you can tackle drums slightly differently than most instruments, but plenty of the basics are still the same. The easiest way to tackle any new project, like learning an instrument, is by breaking it down into pieces. 1. Get Some Sticks and Books ...

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Roland’s TM-2 Trigger Module

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Apr 09 2015

With Roland’s TM-2 Trigger Module you can easily enhance your acoustic drum set with the creative versatility of electronic percussion. Its two trigger inputs support a wide variety of Roland pads and drum triggers, plus ready-to-play pro sounds augment and extend the capabilities of your kit. Make use of studio quality multi-effects or trigger your own WAV sounds, loops, and backing tracks via an SDHC card. www.roland.com

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Snare Conga Cajon

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Apr 09 2015

 Toca Percussion adds a versatile, portable drum to its line-up with the Snare Conga Cajon. The fiberglass bowl is topped with a thin, responsive layer of tonewood. It is divided into two chambers—a larger chamber that produces a deep conga tone and a smaller chamber affixed with an underside snare for the distinct treble sound of a cajon’s front plate. Great for tight percussion setups on stage, the ...

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