drum tuning

  1. How do I get rid of snare buzz? (2022 – Updated)

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    Snare buzz can be a cause of frustration for many drummers. But what is this weird rattling and vibration we hear from the snare drum? How is it caused, and how do we minimize or eliminate it?  The drum set is indeed an interesting sonic instrument, from the low boom of the bass drum and floor toms to the abrupt attack of the snare drum, and the high frequencies of the cymbals. For such a barrage of sound events, all… Read More

  2. How do I tune a drum set? (2021 – Updated)

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    While it is true that assembling a drum set from the box can be done painlessly with the right guidance, tuning your new drums does present a unique and interesting challenge. When you buy a drum set or an individual drum, they rarely come tuned. Now that we spend more time shopping online than visiting physical stores, this is increasingly the case. Searching online to answer “how do I tune a drum set” yields pages of results, which can be… Read More

  3. 10 facts I learned about drums from music retail

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    Prior to becoming an online and studio drum teacher, I had a solid background in music retail. In the mid-1990’s I started working in a drum shop in the UK. I began as a part-time sales advisor and in-house teacher, and worked myself up to the position of General Manager. Working in the drum retail business was a real education, and I was surprised about how much I didn’t know about drums, cymbals and percussion equipment. Here are 10 facts that I… Read More