What were the drums used in the Civil War?

The civil war was a surprisingly noble time for being a drummer in American history. Boys (yes boys, many of whom were younger than 18) were lining up front and center to be apart of the battle that defined their generation, and musicians were part of that call. Let’s take a look back to 1861 […]

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What is the Ringo Starr drumming style?

Simple, technical, musical. Ringo Starr’s complement to the Beatles cannot be exaggerated—he was indispensable. He not only was the backbone to which the other members expressed their incredible tunes, he embellished them with iconic drum beats and interesting fill choices.  There is a myth going around that says Ringo is a bad drummer. I’ve heard […]

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What is the Ringo Starr drum setup?

Ringo Starr was certainly one of the most influential drummers in history, if not the most influential drummer in rock and roll history. Ringo came onto the scene in the early 60s where the history of the drum set was still being defined, and his unique approach to playing the drums set the standard for […]

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Why do your drumsticks keep slipping? Let’s talk about grip.

Take a moment to digest this situation. You get the gig to play drums on a famous late-nite television show. It is televised in America for a potential audience of 300 million people (more if you include the fact that it will remain on the internet forever).  You play the song like a straight boss, […]

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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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8 Very Cool Drums That You Can Play With Your Hands (and that you might not have heard of)

Hand drums are magical. There is something about the hand slapping the skin of a drum that  satisfies and dazzles us to the core, whether we are musicians or spectators. But how many drums are we aware of besides those funny bongos our crazy uncles sometimes pull out? Let’s dive into the interesting history of […]

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