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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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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

Summer NAMM 2018 – Yamaha DTX402 Press Release

Yamaha DTX452 June 28, 2018 — Yamaha Music Europe GmbH (UK) today announced the DTX402 series electronic drum kits – the DTX402K, DTX432K and DTX452K – providing beginning drummers with an entry-level kit that will help improve drumming skills and techniques, while introducing intuitive, app-driven challenges and rewards to encourage them to keep

By | 2018-06-28T07:00:49+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Summer NAMM 2018 – Yamaha DTX402 Press Release

Pearl Introduces e/MERGE Powered by KORG – Press Release

When Pearl and KORG looked closely at every aspect of the current e-drumming experience, they knew they could make a dramatic difference. “It is my great privilege to introduce to you that Pearl and KORG, two great Japanese companies, are joining forces to create a brand new revolutionary electronic drum set, “e/MERGE”. This represents a

By | 2018-06-23T17:44:02+00:00 June 23rd, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Pearl Introduces e/MERGE Powered by KORG – Press Release

Roland Announces Limited-Edition TD-50KV-RM Randall May Hardware

Roland announces the TD-50KV-RM Custom V-Drums, a limited-edition professional electronic drum set. Based around the flagship TD-50 V-Drums platform, the TD-50KV-RM offers customized performance with a unique pad configuration, full-size 22-inch bass drum, and the next-generation MAATS™ AIRlift™ electronic drum rack from Randall May International, a leading drum hardware innovator. This powerful combination takes the premier V-Drums

By | 2018-06-23T16:27:11+00:00 June 23rd, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Roland Announces Limited-Edition TD-50KV-RM Randall May Hardware

Meinl Introduce Stick And Brush

Meinl is introducing a full line of drumsticks, multi-rods, brushes, and mallets. Meinl drumsticks are precision crafted in Germany using North American Hickory and Maple. All pairs are weight and pitch matched. Available categories include standard, hybrid, heavy, big apple, and concert stick models. Every category features distinct characteristics and options to choose from and

By | 2018-06-23T16:23:54+00:00 June 23rd, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Meinl Introduce Stick And Brush

Derby Drummer Neil Cooper Launches Music Tutor’s Hero Website

Derby drummer Neil Cooper from alternative rock band Therapy? has launched a new website ‘Music Tutor's Hero’ this week, helping self-employed music teachers deliver interactive lessons for pupils and parents whilst enhancing their teaching business. Music teachers who provide independent instrumental and vocal lessons in schools, homes and music shops across the country will have

By | 2018-06-14T22:58:34+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Derby Drummer Neil Cooper Launches Music Tutor’s Hero Website

Jon Hiseman RIP

It’s with profound surprise and deep regret that we have to report the passing of our pal and every drummer of my era’s mentor: the great Jon Hiseman. Jon died at 03.55 on June 12th, 2018. I grew up musically around him and he kindly put a couple of great gigs my way which I

By | 2018-06-13T22:18:30+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Categories: Features, News|Comments Off on Jon Hiseman RIP

Sakae Rhythm Suspends Business

It is always terrible to report on the closure of a drum brand, and one which so many drummers have been exposed to, but sadly now is the time we must do this. Drum manufacturer Sakae Rhythm, known for making drums under the Sakae brand name, and previously supplier of professional ranges to Yamaha from

By | 2018-06-05T10:37:07+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Sakae Rhythm Suspends Business
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