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Stanton Moore SMDA Lesson 3 – Between Straight and Swung

Hello! and welcome back to the third lesson on mikedolbear.com from my Stanton Moore Drum Academy! These will give you an idea of what you can find over at SMDA.   In this lesson (which is from lesson 18 at SMDA), I'll address how to phrase in-between straight and swing. I'll also address the beat

By | 2018-02-16T13:50:58+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Categories: Education|0 Comments

A Brief History Of…

Hello, and welcome to my new monthly blog here on mikedolbear.com. You may have read last month’s introduction piece where I answered some basic questions about myself, what I do, who I work with, how I got started in the industry etc. This month I thought I would embellish some of this information so that

By | 2018-02-15T08:00:52+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Categories: Features|0 Comments

Dave Mattacks UK Dates

In April Dave Mattacks will be returning to the UK for a few drum related events. Well worth getting down to if you can...   The annual the " Feast of Fiddles " April UK tour this year is it's 25th anniversary (for those who dont know, this is much more 'drummy' than it sounds

By | 2018-02-13T10:16:07+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Pete Lockett – Drums Around The World – Mini Tour

Pete Lockett will be embarking on a mini tour around the UK in April, which will be well worth catching whether you are a drummer or percussionist. For those who dont know him, Pete’s performances are an incredibly dynamic, entertaining and informative showcase of drumming and percussion from every part of the globe. His exploration

By | 2018-02-13T08:54:07+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

YDOTY Winner!

So Young Drummer Of The Year 2018 has come to an end and we are very, very pleased to announce that the winner this year is Jeremiah Joshua (JJ) Wallace! Congratulations to JJ on a stunning performance. Keep an eye on Drumclips to see footage of his winning performance. Of course, we must also say

By | 2018-02-06T22:16:28+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Drummers In Cars, Talking Drums, Drinking Coffee – Episode 1

When booking an Uber, there is a very pleasant surprise in store for our host! In the first of a new series Mike gets to spend some quality time driving round Hollywood, visiting the famous Pro Drum shop and having a slightly more serious chat over coffee with a raft of famous drummers. The first

By | 2018-02-02T22:51:17+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Features|Comments Off on Drummers In Cars, Talking Drums, Drinking Coffee – Episode 1

Over The Threshold

  THIS is a threshold... of sorts I know I mentioned that we'd look at Velocity Curves this month but having had a think about it, it would make much more sense to look at those interestingly named Thresholds. Thresholds? Ok, so you've probably seen that in your module (although it may be

By | 2018-01-31T22:16:57+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Categories: Seriously Wired|Comments Off on Over The Threshold

New Willow Series Finish on the Supremo Select Range

Tycoon Percussion and Active Music are proud to announce a new finish that is now available on the popular Supremo Select series. The Willow Series is a burnt lightening effect, which produces a stunning naturally distressed look that will take centre stage at any performance. Tycoon’s Supremo Select range is constructed using hand-selected Siam Oak

By | 2018-01-31T23:29:19+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on New Willow Series Finish on the Supremo Select Range

Rammstein Drummer Christoph Schneider Joins DW Drums Artist Family

  Drummer Christoph Schneider of two-time, Grammy®-nominated heavy metal band, Rammstein signed with Oxnard, California-based DW Drums as an endorser of drums, hardware and pedals. Rammstein is scheduled to begin recording on their seventh studio album in early 2018. A native of East Berlin, Schneider attended music school and began studying trumpet at an early age. However, he was determined to

By | 2018-01-31T23:12:14+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Rammstein Drummer Christoph Schneider Joins DW Drums Artist Family

NAMM 2018 – Remo News

Your Sound In Colour Stand out with Remo’s new Colortone™ Drumheads featuring proprietary Skyndeep® Imaging Technology for a stunning visual appeal with powerful projection, tone and durability. Colortone™ drumheads are offered in Powerstroke® 77 snare, Emperor®, and Powerstroke® 3 Bass in 6 vibrant colors; orange, yellow, red, green, blue and smoke. The Powerstroke® 77 Colortone™

By | 2018-01-31T23:05:58+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on NAMM 2018 – Remo News