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The Ultimate Drums EQ Chart

Mixing drums has always been an especially unique challenge. From Nirvana to The Beatles, the way the drums have sounded in the mix has always defined the sound of the world’s most legendary bands.  So now that you’ve tracked your drums, how can you EQ them to sit well in the mix? Unfortunately, there is […]

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Are There Such Thing As Unbreakable Drumsticks?

How many sticks have I broken in my 20 years as a drummer? It is absolutely uncountable. However over the years I’ve learned to break sticks less and less. Perhaps it’s because I’ve been constrained to practice pad drumming and I don’t wail on the drums as often during the week. However I don’t think […]

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7 Songs about Violence and War

Violence and war aren’t the obvious choices of inspiration when composing a song. Usually people sing about love, or losing love, or wishing they had love, or basically anything love-related. Barring that, they might write lyrics reflecting on partying, or how awesome the party they are at is, or how they are going to make […]

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How to Learn Drums with a Practice Pad? The ULTIMATE GUIDE

There is so much to be learned with just a practice pad! Even if you are already experienced with the drums it is so helpful to go back to the basics and refine our technique. This lesson is designed for beginners but will also incorporate some intermediate and advanced exercises and concepts. We will also […]

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How to Learn Drums at Home (Without Drums)

Contrary to popular opinion, you actually do NOT need a drum set to start learning drums! There are plenty of ways you can start to learn coordination, technique and how to play drums to music, without a physical drum set. In this lesson, we are going to go over some of the exercises and methods […]

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Good Instagram Captions for Musicians

After Facebook, Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms in the world. It boasts at least more than 1 billion unique users from all around the world. As a musician or a band, this is an excellent place to create a following or share news with your loyal fans. Unlike Facebook, Instagram […]

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How to Learn Songs on Drums By Ear ?

Learning drums is an amazingly fun challenge, and if you have a good ear and learn the basics you can start a snowball effect and learn many songs! If you learn the ability to pick out drum parts from the actual recording not only can you learn way more songs, your drumming will be way […]

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11 Drums Used in Reggae Music

The drums in reggae music have always worked to give this amazing music its distinguishable sound. Reggae music although it originated in Jamaica, has roots back to Africa, which means many of the instruments that are used tend to be African or Afro-Cuban. These days, modern reggae music uses the drum set, which is common […]

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What Is The Best Music Composer Program?

Music notation software is a competitive business. There used to be only a couple of software in this space, but now the market has opened very widely to a plethora of different options. So which one is the best? The answer can be found in what you're trying to accomplish. DAW vs Music notation software […]

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5 Best PDF Beginner Lessons For Drums!

Do you want to learn how to play the drums with step-by-step training? Are you trying to find starter drum lessons that will show you the basic basics of how to play the drum set? If so, you've come to the right place! We've assembled a quick starter guide to help you get you playing […]

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The Slits' Voice for Female Inmates

To be honest, it was a bit of a "pinch me" moment. I sat in the Typical Girls practice room earlier this month, seeing our amazing company perform the Slits' songs to Tessa Pollitt, a founding member of the band. Never in my wildest thoughts could I have dreamed we would reach to this stage […]

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Review of Arlo Parks – Sad and Stressful

Night has fallen outside, yet it is still a warm day inside. Strings of plastic flowers are strung from the ceiling and wrapped around the mixing console in this small venue. Arlo Parks, a 21-year-old poet and singer, received the Mercury Prize for her first album, the highly acclaimed Collapsed in Sunbeams, last week, beating […]

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Rigoletto; LSO/Rattle – Review

In the opening act of the Royal Opera's new staging of Verdi's Rigoletto, Titian's alluring Venus of Urbino dominates the sumptuous court of the greedy Duke of Mantua. Later, it is replaced by the same artist's Rape of Europa. We know that the 16th-century duke was a renowned collector – and that when Mantua was […]

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The Cops Don't Want Us to Win, They Want Us in Prison

Dennis Junior Odunwo, a.k.a. Tion Wayne, is an elusive figure. We meet at a friend's home in Lower Edmonton, London, where Odunwo has just finished having his hair trimmed, to discuss his first album, Green With Envy, after a brief wild-goose chase from our planned meeting location. On the mike, Odunwo's threatening demeanor contrasts with […]

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Duran Duran Review - Still Wild Boys at 40

Simon Le Bon shouts, "Number two in Birmingham!" as he kicks off a second sold-out home town performance at the 1,500-capacity Institute. The far more intimate setting than Duran's usual stadiums provides a sense of what it must have been like to see them when they were the resident band at the Rum Runner club […]

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Ed Sheeran: Award Shows Are Full of Anger and Hate

Ed Sheeran has called award shows "horrible," admitting that he often leaves them "feeling sad." He told Audacy's The Julia Show after his performance at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York on September 12: "The room is filled with resentment and hatred towards everyone else, and it's quite an uncomfortable atmosphere." It's simply […]

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Amy Winehouse Retrospective at Design Museum

A significant retrospective of Amy Winehouse's life and work will portray her as a "music intellectual," with personal artifacts, such as her first electric guitar and handwritten notes, on exhibit for the first time, as well as an immersive tour. Amy: Beyond the Stage, which debuts on November 26 at the Design Museum in London, […]

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Maria Mendiola, 69, dies

Maria Mendiola, a member of Baccara, has died. Her disco song Yes Sir, I Can Boogie, which was released in 1977, is the unofficial hymn of Scotland football supporters. Mendiola was best recognized for her version of the popular song as one half of the Spanish duet. She died on Saturday morning in Madrid, surrounded […]

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