Playing the drums (How to play the drums)
This is a short work sheet about drums, their parts, and how to play them. There are four different drum patterns to try out in class. I usually show them how to do it by playing air drums, and there after I let them come along in their seats while counting to four (in the air). The pupils really li...
How to pan drum instruments?
In my recent post, I have mentioned that the whole drum instruments can be panned somewhere -12.5 to +12.5 settings. There is a commenter on the post asking how to pan snare in the drums. In this post I will give my approach on how to pan drum instruments and parts (snares, toms, cymbals and […]
Let there be drums – An interview with Chris Slade
I interviewed Chris Slade recently, drummer for AC / DC, Tom Jones, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, Asia, Paul Rodgers, Gary Numan and many more. Here’s some of what he told me …
Get the Sound You Want From Your Drums! Part 2: Drumset Tuning - Modern Drummer Magazine
Shortly after introducing the tune-bot electronic drum tuner in 2012, we were flooded with phone calls and emails asking how to tune different brands of drums or how to get the sounds of various well-known drummers. Analyzing thousands of drum hits in the course of developing the tune-bot, we gained considerable insight into drum acoustics and also discovered a useful relationship between the primary pitches of any two-headed drum that simplifies tuning.
Drum Set Nomenclature - Cards
Drum Set Nomenclature Cards are formatted in a 3-part card series with blackline master included. The 8 parts of the drum set: drum set, hi-hat cymbal, crash cymbal, snare drum, tom-toms, ride cymbal, floor tom, and bass drum. 8 cards with labels 8 cards without labels 8 labels 1 blackline master Learn how to use Montessori nomenclature. Cards with labels are approx. 3¾" x 4", cards without labels are approx. 1" shorter. This file is in PDF format.