1. Sound Control. Ways to make drum practice quieter (2021 – Updated)

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    We’ve all had to find ways to get creative with our spare time, especially in the last year. Many people are finally getting to spend time on new skills and hobbies, and learning the drums has become a popular pastime for people worldwide. However, with so many people having to work and study from home, the prospect of introducing a drum set into the mix can have its concerns, and it usually comes down to one thing. Noise.  One of… Read More

  2. Video Blog Episode 7 – Which drum sticks should I use?

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    The drum stick classification system can be a little confusing to hobbyist drummers. Finding out which drum sticks suit you best is a matter of experimentation, but understanding the basics in terms of weight, composition, tips and brands can help point you in the right direction. In this video blog, Simon discusses the most common stick types, and what sets them apart. They are the 5A, 5B, 7A, and 2B. The 5A is considered the “average” weight, and is always… Read More

  3. Popular drum set accessories for beginner drummers

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    Buying your first drum set online or in a local drum store is an exciting moment. The myriad of drum set accessories available is also quite impressive, albeit a little intimidating at times. In my early career, I used to run one of the UK’s top specialist drum stores, and routinely helped new drummers on all aspects of buying drums and related accessories. I have outlined ten popular options below – some are fun, and some are just practical. Some are… Read More