News (General)

Promark By D’addario Launches Revolutionary Firegrain Drumsticks

Pro mark by D’Addario has turned up the heat with their brand-new line of drumsticks called FireGrainTM – a revolutionary heat-tempering process that transforms ordinary hickory drumsticks into precision tools with unprecedented durability. While keeping their original weight, balance, and feel, FireGrain sticks allow drummers to hit harder and play longer, naturally. No excess vibration,

By | 2017-08-11T18:14:18+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on Promark By D’addario Launches Revolutionary Firegrain Drumsticks

Yamaha Tour Custom Drum Set Is Back

  Yamaha Music Europe GmbH (UK) are proud to introduced the Tour Custom drum set, designed for today’s actively working drummer looking for a versatile kit suitable for both recording and playing live, finished in five new beautiful Satin ‘Candy’ finishes. The Tour Custom Drum sets are constructed with 100 percent Maple 6- ply shells

By | 2017-08-11T18:14:18+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on Yamaha Tour Custom Drum Set Is Back

John Blackwell RIP

We are very sad to report the passing of John Blackwell, probably best known for his time with Prince. Taught by his father at the age of 3, John attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, leaving the school in 1995 to play with Cameo. After moving to Los Angeles he played with Patti Labelle

By | 2017-08-11T18:16:52+00:00 July 4th, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on John Blackwell RIP

Remo Present Drummer Night! – September 23rd 2017

More names have been added to the Ambassadors of the Drumming who will gather together to support Teenage Cancer Trust on one special night with no less than 16 drumming legends taking the stage with an all-star line-up of musicians. In association with the major drum and cymbal companies, Remo will present DrummerNight, in aid

By | 2017-08-11T18:16:52+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on Remo Present Drummer Night! – September 23rd 2017

Bob Armstrong RIP – Obituary and Tributes

I didn’t know Bobby well, but in my career I’ve come across a great many of his pupils over the years, and to a man these guys really could play. I bumped into him at Zildjian Artists days, and also at trade shows. To be honest, because of his reputation I was always concerned I’d

By | 2017-08-11T18:16:53+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on Bob Armstrong RIP – Obituary and Tributes

Learn to Play Day 2017: This Weekend, 24th, 25th June!

With only four days to go to Learn to Play Day 2017 thousands of FREE music lessonsare being booked up across the country. Check venues near you now. Here are just a few of the amazing events you could be involved with: - Yamaha Music London  with Nina Schofield will be holding FREE live music workshops for 8-15 years olds at their store

By | 2017-08-11T18:16:53+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on Learn to Play Day 2017: This Weekend, 24th, 25th June!

Mike Dolbear Masterclasses In Bournemouth

  Back By Popular Demand! In association with Danny Pearson Drums - an affiliated Mike Dolbear drum school Danny is pleased to announce the 4th annual Mike Dolbear masterclass day taking place at Absolute Music in Bournemouth. On Sunday July 9th, Mike will be doing two classes for students looking to improve their playing in all

By | 2017-08-11T18:16:54+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on Mike Dolbear Masterclasses In Bournemouth

Roland Announces SPD::ONE Series Percussion Pads – Press Release

Roland has announced the SPD::ONE series, a new line of compact electronic percussion pads that can be played with drumsticks, hands, or feet. Offering features like built-in sounds, user sample import, intuitive operation, and more, the SPD::ONE series enables any musician to enhance their performances and expand their creativity with Roland’s leading digital percussion technology.

By | 2017-08-11T18:17:22+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on Roland Announces SPD::ONE Series Percussion Pads – Press Release

DrumCore 4.2 Plug-In Adds UI Zooming – Press Release

Sonoma Wire Works has released an update toDrumCore® 4, the critically acclaimed AAX/VST3/AU plug-in with tempo-stretchable audio and MIDI drum loops of inspiring performances by hit-proven drummers, plus multi-velocity samples of their drum kits in many styles. DrumCore's 4.2 update adds UI zooming, which helps DC4 fit better on laptops and smaller screens. Right click

By | 2017-08-11T18:17:23+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on DrumCore 4.2 Plug-In Adds UI Zooming – Press Release

Learn to Play Day 2017 Unveils New Anthem

‘Beat Another Rhythm’ is the official anthem of Learn to Play Day 2017. It has been written by UK singer / songwriter Nina Schofield who was commissioned by Yamaha Music London to be the voice and face of this year’s event on 24th and 25th June. Learn to Play Day is the flagship event of

By | 2017-08-11T18:17:23+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on Learn to Play Day 2017 Unveils New Anthem
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