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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|0 Comments

‘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

Pete Lockett Releases ‘Symmetrical Stickings’ Book

With his new book, Symmetrical Stickings, Pete Lockett takes a deep dive into paradiddle grooves Starting with the very basic paradiddle form, he progresses with exercises and ideas in 4/4, 6/8, 5/4, and finally 7/4. In all, there are 68 pages full of new exercises, patterns and concepts! Whether you’re developing a funk groove, playing

By | 2018-07-15T11:10:55+00:00 July 15th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Pete Lockett Releases ‘Symmetrical Stickings’ Book

Zigaboo Modeliste & Hal Blaine Honoured At Grammy Salute To Music Legends

DW endorsees, Hal Blaine and Joseph ‘Zigaboo’ Modeliste, of the influential, award-winning band The Meters, were honoured with a Special Merit Award in the ‘GRAMMY Salute to Legends®’ on July 14th, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Renowned rhythmic genius Zigaboo, is a trailblazer in the invention of funk grooves and new musical concepts, making his drum patterns and

By | 2018-07-15T11:05:09+00:00 July 15th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Zigaboo Modeliste & Hal Blaine Honoured At Grammy Salute To Music Legends

Stanton Moore SMDA – July 2018 – The Paradiddle-Hit

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 what I call the Paradiddle-Hit or Paradiddle-Left, which is a paradiddle with an extra hit on the

By | 2018-07-14T23:47:13+00:00 July 15th, 2018|Categories: Education|Comments Off on Stanton Moore SMDA – July 2018 – The Paradiddle-Hit

Backstage with… Ian Matthews

The modest and highly versatile drummer from the bill-topping Pyramid Stage.... Ian Matthews! Mike gets the low-down on touring highlight and how you deal with life on and off 'the road'. Plus Ian takes us round his BDC Legend kit on stage at the O2 Areana London.

By | 2018-07-02T17:53:24+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Features|Comments Off on Backstage with… Ian Matthews

Sampling And Modelling… but starting with sampling

Ah, the first of probably a few contentious subjects! If you are under 40, this may mean nothing to you. If you are over 40, the word 'sample' may mean something entirely different... So, you know that lovely electronic kit you own? How are those sounds made? How do they come to be

By | 2018-06-30T23:00:57+00:00 June 30th, 2018|Categories: Seriously Wired|Comments Off on Sampling And Modelling… but starting with sampling

Summer NAMM 2018 – Yamaha Crosstown Lightweight Hardware Press Release

June 28, 2018 —Yamaha Music Europe GmbH (UK) are pleased to announced its Crosstown series of Advanced Lightweight Hardware, presenting drummers with the next generation of portable and sturdy cymbal, snare and hi-hat stands. The HW3 Advanced Lightweight Hardware Pack includes two CS3 cymbal stands, one SS3 snare stand and one HHS3 hi-hat stand. The

By | 2018-06-28T07:00:11+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Summer NAMM 2018 – Yamaha Crosstown Lightweight Hardware Press Release
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