News (General)

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

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

‘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

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
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