Steel Drums – All Your Questions Answered

With their fascinating sound, resulting in ethereal and exotic vibes at the same time, steel drums (steelpans) have gained more and more popularity in different genres and styles of music throughout the last few decades. Also known as steel pans, these instruments were once built from industrial containers. Nowadays, manufacturers usually employ some high-quality steel … Read more

10 of the Best Jazz Drummers of All Time (With Videos)

Jazz Drummers require great technical ability, immense control of dynamics, and solid improvisational skills. Practically every sub-genre of Jazz is very challenging to master. This article lists ten of the best jazz drummers in history. Make sure to check out the videos of each drummer to get a real flavor of their drumming styles and … Read more

Travis Barker: Blink-182’s Legendary Drummer

Travis Barker was included among the 100 greatest drummers of all time by the legendary rock magazine Rolling Stone. With his punk attitude and his versatility, embracing almost any genre between rock’n’roll and EDM, including hip-hop and rap, the drummer from Blink-182 is still one of the most popular musicians out there. Not only a … Read more

10 Great Songs with Double Bass Drumming

Are you looking for some songs with fantastic double bass drumming? This is the list for you! This list includes both old songs that majorly influenced double bass drumming as well as modern metal songs with blazing fast double kicks. The standard of double bass drumming has gotten very high among modern drummers. A whole … Read more

How Playing The Drums Changes Your Brain – New Research

Drummers are often the most underestimated members in a band. May it be the fact they don’t have to deal with melodies and harmonies, or just the simple occurrence they end up performing at the very back of the stage? Being overshadowed by all the other performers, they often have to fight with the prejudice … Read more

Addictive Drums 2 – Our Comprehensive Review

Addictive Drums 2 (AD2) is a popular virtual drum production studio by XLN Audio. After playing around with it for a few weeks, I’ve decided to share my thoughts on this drum software. Spoiler alert: It’s awesome. The drum sound is incredibly realistic and the sound quality of AD2 is fantastic. It’s easy to use … Read more

12 of the Greatest Singing Drummers in History

As if playing drums wasn’t hard enough, the twelve drummers featured in this article also put in stellar performances as singers in their respective bands. In the classic rock band, you can usually see lead singers playing the guitar (usually the rhythm guitar) or not playing any instrument at all. In these twelve exceptional cases, … Read more

10 Essential Drum Accessories for All Drummers

So you’ve already got a drum set, cymbals, hardware, drumsticks, and drum throne. As a next step, getting your hands on some of these essential accessories can take your skills and drumming experience to the next level. These drumming accessories provide benefits ranging from: Improving your skills Helping your practice on the move Making it … Read more

Cindy Blackman – A Virtuoso Jazz and Rock Drummer

Mostly famous for her collaborations with jazz and soul artists such as Cassandra Wilson and Joss Stone, she also knows how to rock and roll, having worked with Lenny Kravitz for about fifteen years. An encounter among different influences and musical cultures, her own albums are also praised by both critics and listeners. A strong … Read more

The 7 Best Drum Hardware Packs – Our Pick

Good hardware is essential for both acoustic and electronic drums. They make sure everything stays in position and they ensure optimal performance of your bass-drum and hi-hat playing. Good hardware can also make quite a difference in the overall sound quality of the drum set, this is particularly true when it comes to foot pedals. … Read more