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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

Being (Technology) Literate

There was a time (a long, long ago, in a galaxy, far, far away) when certain members of any band would be the butt of all the jokes. Traditionally, the drummers were thick and dribbled when they played, bass players would be failed guitarists who could only count to four (so felt more comfortable playing

By | 2018-08-23T23:25:19+00:00 September 1st, 2018|Categories: Seriously Wired|Comments Off on Being (Technology) Literate

Sonor Welcomes Aaron Spears

Sonor is thrilled to announce the addition of legendary drummer Aaron Spears to the family of artists. Aaron’s love for music began in a pentecostal church in Washington DC he went to with his parents as an infant. Music was a big part of the religious service. Seeing and listening to the choir and to the

By | 2018-08-17T18:01:13+00:00 August 17th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Sonor Welcomes Aaron Spears

Sabian Sponsors Third Annual Cobham Retreat In Mesa, AZ

Sabian and the Sabian Education Network (SEN) were proud to sponsor two scholarships to the third annual Billy Cobham Art of the Rhythm Section Retreat in Mesa, Arizona. The scholarship winners were Felipe Drago from the UK and Rodrigo Villanueva-Conroy of the US. These two professional drummer/educators were able to attend the retreat thanks to

By | 2018-08-17T12:01:57+00:00 August 17th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Sabian Sponsors Third Annual Cobham Retreat In Mesa, AZ

Sabian Launches New Online Custom Shop

Sabian has just launched a brand new online Custom Shop to help drummers all over the word build the cymbal of their dreams. With the ability to select from over 29 million custom cymbal configurations at their fingertips, drummers can design their dream cymbal on the new site, consult with Sabian sound specialists, then order

By | 2018-08-17T11:58:09+00:00 August 17th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Sabian Launches New Online Custom Shop

Stanton Moore SMDA – The Drop/Pick up Transition

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. This month I'm looking at how you transition from playing slower triplets (where you are playing each note) to faster tempos where

By | 2018-08-17T11:37:36+00:00 August 17th, 2018|Categories: Education|Comments Off on Stanton Moore SMDA – The Drop/Pick up Transition

Mike Dolbear Web Show – S3 E4

Season 3, Episode 4 of The Mike Dolbear Web Show - again filmed at EastWest Studios in Los Angeles. This time, Mike catches up with two very different players who really are at the top of their games.... Eric Harland is an incredible modern jazz player (who tells of his love of John Coltrane's A

By | 2018-08-13T19:03:40+00:00 August 13th, 2018|Categories: Features|Comments Off on Mike Dolbear Web Show – S3 E4

Modelled Drum Sounds

OK, so last time we looked at sampling. How does all this differ to modelling? Well, lets have a look; The idea of physical sound modelling has been around since the early 1970's. The principal is very simple – any sound can be approximated by adding other sounds (or waveforms) together. The more sounds you

By | 2018-07-20T23:22:29+00:00 August 1st, 2018|Categories: Seriously Wired|Comments Off on Modelled Drum Sounds

‘Concepts: A Guide to Essential Drumset Processes’ Book Launched

Chops Are Out, Concepts Are In! Social media has distorted the reality of playing drums, giving chops, licks and patterns too much importance. Nick Schlesinger’s new book Concepts: A guide to essential drumset processes... offers a fresh alternative to drummers seeking to develop their own creativity, ideas and style. By focusing less on specifics and more

By | 2018-07-26T23:10:16+00:00 July 26th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on ‘Concepts: A Guide to Essential Drumset Processes’ Book Launched

Hudson Music releases ‘Trap Style Drumming for the Acoustic & Hybrid Drumset’ Book

The first ever instructional book on how to play Trap style beats – Trap Style Drumming for the Acoustic and Hybrid Drumset – written by Greg “Torch” Sgrulloni. This book dissects and explains the elements found in Trap grooves and provides exercises for application on the drum set. The culmination of four years of research, trial and error, and

By | 2018-07-25T14:10:43+00:00 July 25th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Hudson Music releases ‘Trap Style Drumming for the Acoustic & Hybrid Drumset’ Book
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