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Sabian Education Network Hosts First Live Event In The UK

SEN Director Joe Bergamini and Stanton Moore at the London UK Drum Show SEN Event On September 29 and 30, 2018 the SABIAN Education Network hosted its first live event for drum teachers at the UK Drum Show in Manchester, England. There were two sessions: one on Saturday with panelists Derrick Mckenzie, Stanton

By | 2018-10-14T08:53:06+00:00 October 14th, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Sabian Celebrates David Garibaldi And 50 Years Of Tower Of Power With “The Soul Side” Ride

To celebrate Tower of Power’s 50th anniversary, and the release of their 16th studio album “The Soul Side of Town Vol. 1”, SABIAN has just announced a limited edition 21” HH model named “The Soul Side” Ride. Developed with David Garibaldi for that very special Tower of Power sound − think classics such as “What is Hip?”,

By | 2018-10-14T08:48:31+00:00 October 14th, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Drum Geeks In The Shed, Part 1, Snare Drums

Think you're a drum geek? If so, we have the perfect thing for you! This is the first Drum Geeks In The Shed video, where mikedolbear.com stalwart Dave Bateman (centre) talks to Gareth Burnett (on the left) and Matt Keenan (on the right) about a different aspect of drum gear, and in this case, snare drums.

By | 2018-10-08T10:49:05+00:00 October 8th, 2018|Categories: Features|0 Comments

Young Drummer Of The Year 2019 Entrance NOW OPEN!

Yes, after this years amazing finale, the 2019 Young Drummer Of The Year competition is now open for contestants. To go with it there is a brand new site at http://youngdrummeroftheyear.co.uk, but there is also some other news as well for those entering... In 2019, the winner of the competition will walk away, not just with

By | 2018-10-10T22:15:50+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Young Drummer Of The Year 2019 Entrance NOW OPEN!

Aerodrums release a 3D/VR companion app for their air drumming instrument

Aerodrums have announced the eagerly awaited add-on to its unique air drumming percussion instrument. The 3D/VR feature is a free app that complements the Aerodrums experience by augmenting it with 3D visuals that can be viewed on screen or through virtual reality headsets. The highly requested companion app shows the drummer a responsive 3D rendering

By | 2018-10-05T18:28:24+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Aerodrums release a 3D/VR companion app for their air drumming instrument

Hudson Music Release Bernhard Lackner Play-Along Series

Play-Along Book Series from Hudson Music and Bernhard Lackner - a series of three play-along books, basic, intermediate, and advanced levels - designed for drummers! Each book includes detailed charts and audio files with and without drums. Reference drum tracks are performed by a cast superstar drummers, including  Derico Watson, Chester Thompson, Marcus Finnie, Marco

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DIME ONLINE, with Paul Elliott – Lesson 1

    Welcome to this lesson from the team at DIME ONLINE! (https://dime-online.org/) This lessons series is here to help you improve your playing and will also give you an idea of what you can expect from the courses at DIME ONLINE. Hi everyone – I’m Paul Elliott, and it’s my pleasure to be able to

By | 2018-10-02T11:06:52+00:00 October 1st, 2018|Categories: Education|Comments Off on DIME ONLINE, with Paul Elliott – Lesson 1

Not all heads are the same…

A little bit of history At the very start of this article I should point out that there really is nothing new under the sun. While most people think that the mesh head was new when the TD10 was launched back in 1996, it actually goes much further back. Somewhere on my computer I have

By | 2018-09-30T23:31:07+00:00 September 30th, 2018|Categories: Seriously Wired|Comments Off on Not all heads are the same…

SMDA Sept 18 Spang-A-Lang-A-Palooza

Hello! and welcome back to the next lesson on mikedolbear.com from my Stanton Moore Drum Academy! These will give you an idea and a taster of what you can find over at SMDA.   I'm very excited to present this particular lesson to the SMDA community.  There have been a lot of questions about this

By | 2018-09-24T15:21:03+00:00 September 20th, 2018|Categories: Education|Comments Off on SMDA Sept 18 Spang-A-Lang-A-Palooza

Meinl Introduces the 16“ Byzance Vintage Sand Hats

Designed in cooperation with Benny Greb, Meinl Cymbals have introduced the new 16“ Byzance Vintage Sand Hats. The original Sand Hat idea dates back to the year 2010 when Meinl Cymbals debuted the Byzance 14“ Vintage Sand Hats. Now 8 years later, a 16“ version of the same hihat has been developed together with Benny

By | 2018-09-04T22:20:49+00:00 September 4th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Meinl Introduces the 16“ Byzance Vintage Sand Hats
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