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Modern Hands Vol 2 – William Granville Taylor

If like me you weren't familiar with the name William Granville Taylor, you can easily find footage of him demonstrate some solid hand technique and advanced rudimental knowledge. He's developed this over years of playing marching snare drum, as well as kit. And, with years of teaching under his belt, we would naturally expect an

By | 2021-02-01T00:09:38+00:00 February 1st, 2021|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Modern Hands Vol 2 – William Granville Taylor

Ableton Presents Free ‘Ableton Live for Drummers’ Webinar

Ableton has arranged a Free Webinar on Wednesday 3rd February 2021, 19.00 GMT hosted by Joe Clegg, drummer & Musical Director for Ellie Goulding, Clean Bandit and Mumford & Sons. In the 90-minute session Joe and special guest Adam Marcello - drummer and Musical Director for Katy Perry - will discuss their take on hybrid drumming and how they use Ableton Live on stage. The webinar

By | 2021-01-28T17:07:51+00:00 January 28th, 2021|Categories: News|Comments Off on Ableton Presents Free ‘Ableton Live for Drummers’ Webinar

Join In the Steve White Play Along Competition with Free Track Download, in Association with Yamaha UK

British drumming legend Steve White has teamed up with Yamaha to make one of his brand-new tracks available for you to download free of charge and enjoy drumming along to. The track ‘Running’ by Haugue and White is available to download as a drumless track and Steve has put out a challenge for drummers to

By | 2021-01-23T12:30:11+00:00 January 23rd, 2021|Categories: News|Comments Off on Join In the Steve White Play Along Competition with Free Track Download, in Association with Yamaha UK

NAMM 2021 – Ludwig / Active Press Release

Active Music Introduce Ludwig’s New Products For 2021 Active Music are delighted to present the new product offering from Ludwig Drums for 2021. Firstly, there is the addition of two new snare drums to the popular Acrolite Series; the Acro-Brass and Acro-Copper. Using Ludwig’s world-renowned unique USA shell manufacturing process, they are currently available in

By | 2021-01-15T19:07:13+00:00 January 15th, 2021|Categories: News|Comments Off on NAMM 2021 – Ludwig / Active Press Release

NAMM 2021 – Paiste Press Release

Paiste Continues Signature Series Revival Nottwil, Switzerland – The renowned Swiss cymbal maker Paiste announces a new phase of Signature Series re-launches and new models. In 1989, Paiste launched the Signature Series, using a bronze alloy specifically created for cymbal sound. The sonic energy of “Signature Alloy” enabled Paiste to create cymbals with previously unknown

By | 2021-01-15T18:47:12+00:00 January 15th, 2021|Categories: News|Comments Off on NAMM 2021 – Paiste Press Release

Sabian AAX Heavy Crashes and HHX 21 & 23” Complex Rides

I’d love to say it’s not often I get given a box of cymbals to check out, but that would be a lie. However, when I get given a box of cymbals without really knowing what they are, that’s kinda fun.  Now, as far as that box goes, it also contained a whole bunch of

By | 2020-12-31T16:28:06+00:00 January 1st, 2021|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Sabian AAX Heavy Crashes and HHX 21 & 23” Complex Rides

Book Review – Alex Cohen – Ultimate Progressive Drumming

I remember discovering Alex Cohen's work a couple of years back as I was entering this mad phase of coordination practice. I thought I had achieved some higher level of coordination after months of intense practice and then I realised after checking some of Alex's solos that... I really was nowhere! For the ones of

By | 2020-12-31T16:18:59+00:00 January 1st, 2021|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Book Review – Alex Cohen – Ultimate Progressive Drumming

Resolutions

As it is the time of year to come up with some New Years resolutions, can I offer some electronic drum related suggestions? I'm going to learn how all my gear actually works – I'm going to look at the manual and actually work through it so I can learn all the stuff that I

By | 2020-12-31T18:14:33+00:00 January 1st, 2021|Categories: Seriously Wired|Comments Off on Resolutions

DW Release Dave Growl ICON Snare

Drum Workshop Inc. (DW) recently announced the addition of a Dave Grohl ICON snare drum to the line. The limited-edition drum recognizes his celebrated drumming career, as well as his long- standing connection with both the legendary Sound City recording studio in Los Angeles, and his beloved Studio 606, where the sacred Sound City console

By | 2020-12-07T21:38:46+00:00 December 7th, 2020|Categories: News|Comments Off on DW Release Dave Growl ICON Snare

Little Drummer Boy Christmas Competition

To bring some Christmas joy into a tough year, Mike Dolbear and Jefferson Eyewear have two great prizes to give away. You can win a pair of Mike’s signature JeffersonEyewear sunglasses made from recycled drum shells, plus a pair of signed Mike Dolbear Vic Firth SD4 Combo sticks. All you have to do is make

By | 2020-12-07T21:29:52+00:00 December 7th, 2020|Categories: News|Comments Off on Little Drummer Boy Christmas Competition
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