Early Drums

It can be difficult to imagine when drums were made of simple materials without much variation. Large manufacturers and custom drum makers now spend h

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A Short History of the Drum Kit

The modern drum kit includes many different sizes and variations of cymbals, high hats, drums, peddles, drumsticks, electronic drums and all kinds of

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The kick pedal is one of the most crucial inventions of modern drumming and it would not be possible for the modern drum-kit to exist without its inve

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The high hat is an amazingly versatile part of the modern drum kit. It allows players to make short, shimmering and long notes and can be hit with one

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Famous Jazz Drummers

There are so many influential jazz drummers and a comprehensive list depends very much on the preferences of the writer. Here are just a few jazz drum

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Many styles of heavy metal are often shunned by more mainstream styles of drumming. However, it has contributed a new drumming style. One of the bigge

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Drums and Spirituality

Many cultures have incorporated drums into their religious ceremonies and rituals for thousands of years. The drum has a special importance that is al

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