Mind your manners drum cover

Recording drums – Part 1: The Glyn Johns Technique

Studying at the Conservatory surely prepares you on how to become a great concert player. However, they never tell you anything about how to record and mix your instrument. Is there any actual good reason why a subject like the “mixing and recording technique” is excluded from the study plan of a musician? I would […] Read More

Filed Under: Drums, Technology
First exercises for snare drum

How to play the snare drum – The first exercises

Ok, now you have all you need to start playing, you know how to to stand in front of a snare drum (or pad) and you learnt how to grip your drumsticks. It’s time to play, which is exactly what you are going to do in this final lesson of the four introductive ones to […] Read More

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Percussion on Youtube

If you’re that kind of percussionist so passionate about technology and internet then you must read this post. New technologies and the web give percussionists lots of resources: from videos that explain how to build a handmade marimba, to iPad apps that read scores, to drummers’ forums where you can talk about the last double-ply […] Read More

Filed Under: Orchestra, Technology