Tag: percussion

How To Read Drum Notes and Sheet Music for Drummers

If you want to learn how to read drum notes, beginning will first need to understand a few basic concepts like the staff, musical notation, and time signature.

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THE DEVILS YOU KNOW: An Interview with Scott Johnson

Scott Johnson is the director of percussion for the Concord Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps. He first joined the Blue Devils in 1976 and became the organization’s Director of Percussion and…

Ten of Our All-Time Favorite Drummers

Foo Fighters drummer, Dave Grohl once said, “I love being a drummer. Everyone thinks you’re dumb. What they don’t realize is that if it weren’t for you, their band would suck.” And…

Everything You Need to Know About Drumsticks

As a drummer, your drumstick is an extension of your mind. Remember the glory days, when you would play symphonies with mom’s pots and pans scattered about the kitchen floor, with only…

The Benefits of Electronic Drums

Electronic drums have been around since the 80s, but have just recently started becoming more popular. Earlier versions of electronic drums were difficult to use and didn’t function like traditional drum sets,…

How to Buy an Electronic Drum Set

This buyer’s guide will help you decide which electronic drum kit suits your needs and why they can be a great tool to add to your instrument set. Guitar and keyboard players…

Everything You Need to Know About Drum Sticks & Mallets

Tips for Playing Percussion

One of the most rewarding aspects of being a percussionist is that you can develop a core set of techniques and apply your skillset to a wide array of different instruments. Unlike…

How to Choose Your Drumsticks

How to Choose Your Drumsticks

  Finding the perfect set of drumsticks is about more than evaluating how they feel in your hands- it’s about finding a well-balanced set of sticks that will help improve your playing…