8 Types of Drum Beats and their Names

Sometimes it can be difficult to communicate what you want from a drummer or what you want to do as a drummer to the rest of the band. There are some phrases that one should know when describing different kinds of drum beats. 1. The "Money Beat" The name says it all. This is the beat […]

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BEST Tips: How To Compose Minimalist Music

But first… Let me tell you a story.  When I was a freshman in college, one of the first music classes I enrolled in was Experimental Music 101. At the time, I was vaguely familiar with the flavor of my school’s music program.  Wesleyan University’s curricular focus, when it came to the music major, was […]

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This is How Quinto and Tumba Drums Are Played

Fun drums you can play with your hands! A lot of my fellow Jam Addict team members are drummers. Drums and percussion are actually the most popular instruments here in the office (guitar is the second most popular, in case you’re wondering).  The other day I was going through the Jam Addict Compound studio and […]

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What Are The BEST Songs To Dance To?

We here at Jam Addict love to kick out the jams. And there is no better way to kick them out then with a groovy dance tune that gets the blood flowing. Dancing is universally practiced in basically every culture. It is practically embedded in our DNA! Whether it be in the clubs, at the […]

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Jam Addict Talks Shop (Feat. Arswain)

Interview with the LA-based composer and musician on the nuts and bolts of his latest project Arswain is the conceptual electronic project of Los Angeles-based composer and producer Freddy Avis. His latest album, Partitioning, is a unique swirl of styles, from electronica to dance music, that provides listeners with equal opportunities to both dance and […]

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3 Best Apps to Practice Rhythm Exercises

Having a sense of rhythm is absolutely vital for playing ANY musical instrument. It is one of the fundamental foundations that comprise skilled and intriguing music. Regrettably, it's typically neglected in standard music lessons. Undoubtedly not if you play the drums or percussion or an instrument created to offer rhythm. I once had a drum […]

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