Drummers and Excess

The rock’n roll lifestyle is famous for pushing drummers to their limits. Players have often been caught up in drinking, drug use and other rock antic

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The modern drum kit consists of different sized and pitched cymbals and it is common to see drummers with drum kits featuring only a few cymbals to ot

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Drummers

What It Takes To Be A Drummer Rhythm More than anything a sense of rhythm is essential if someone wishes to play the drums well. The great drummers are born with this gift. However, it is possible to learn rhythmic recognition. The best way to do this is by listening to as much music as […]

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The snare drum is a fundamental part of almost every modern drum kit. Its simple design and use of materials offer players an incredible amount of var

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Drums and the Military

Drums have been a part of military history for thousands of years. The huge variation and usage of drums in marching bands, pipe bands, and military p

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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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