7 Common Drums Used in Folk Music

If we look at the history of traditional music, we’ll see that people belonging to a wide range of tribes have been using drums as an important instrument to produce enchanting music. It didn’t take too long for drums to become a staple of folk music. Today, many different types of drums are being used […]

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Drum Set Anatomy: A List of the Names of Drums and Their Parts

Interested in learning the different drums parts names? You’ve come to the right place! A drum set has been one of the most exciting instruments in a musical band for years. Looking from afar, you may think a drum kit is only about cymbals and shells but it’s absolutely not! So many big and small parts […]

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Drums Too Loud On Stage – What Can I Do?

Worried about drums too loud on stage? You probably have thought of ‘caging’ the drummers to dampen the sound. But will a huge glass fort look cool on the stage? Probably not so much! It would have been great if drums came with a volume dial but sadly, they don’t. But it doesn’t mean you can’t […]

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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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