Get a Grip! Matched Grip Under The Microscope It is imperative that all drummers have a solid understanding of basic drum stick techniques and principles, so let’s take a closer look at matched grip and what it means for drummers. First things first… Improper grip technique can lead to pain, muscle tension and of […]
Introduction to Rock Grooves – crotchet and quaver based rock grooves. Rock grooves are a great way to get started drumming rock. Liam walks you through some entry level crotchet (quarter note) and quaver (eighth note) rock groves. Don’t forget to count along! Want more tips on drumming? Check out these tips to increase your […]
Increasing double stroke roll speed: The open close technique Jasper shows you how to increase your double stroke roll speed using the open close technique.
Developing Speed: Slow and Steady Wins the Race Lots of drummers, whether they are just starting out or have been playing for a while should stop and consider their speed. Most drummers want to be able to play fast, but how do we get there? This article outlines key processes which drummers should engage in to […]
Recording Music At Home In the last decade or so, recording music has shifted from the studios into the bedrooms. High-quality music recordings used to be unattainable without the use of a professional studio with many thousands of dollars worth of gear. Fortunately for musicians, it is now easier than ever to create good quality recordings […]
Electronic Drum Kits vs Acoustic Drum Kits What Should I Be Hitting? by Ben Shannon, Sono School Of Music I’ve had many students ask me if they should purchase an electronic or acoustic drum kit. The answer to this question isn’t a simple one. I believe that your decision should be based on certain factors. Due […]
Choosing Drumsticks: What Do The Numbers And Letters Mean? By Ben Shannon, Sono School Of Music I was surprisingly gifted a Drum Kit for my 10th birthday. Sure nobody had heard of the brand of the drums or cymbals but I was nevertheless over the moon with a full sized drum kit at my disposal. I […]
Making The Right Sounds : How The Drum Kit ‘Ensnared’ Jazz An informed dissertation detailing how the progression of the Drum Kit tied in with Jazz’s development during the early to mid 20th Century. By Ben Shannon, Sono School Of Music Early 20th Century gave birth to two significant musical concepts: The Drum Kit and […]