drum tuning

  1. How do I get rid of snare buzz?

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    The drum set is indeed an interesting sonic instrument; from the low boom of the bass drum and floor toms, the abrupt attack of the snare drum, to the high frequencies of the cymbals. For such a barrage of sound events, all of the components of a drum set play very well together, like the perfect musical percussive family. There is, however, one small feature of the snare drum that has caused drummers, band mates and sound engineers everywhere a… Read More

  2. How do I tune a drum set?

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    One of the most common questions I receive from beginner drummers is “how do you tune drums?” If you search online for the answer there are literally thousands of results to shift through, and it can be quite intimidating. Indeed, there have been books written on this subject, as well as multiple videos and DVDs. It is the source of much frustration for drummers of all levels, and we are here to help! The reality is that tuning a drum… 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