The 5 Best Congas for Sound Quality and Price

When you think of Caribbean islands you can’t help yourself but think about the conga drums playing those wild Afro-Cuban rhythms and sounds. Instantly, you will connect that iconic sound to the colors and smells and tastes of the Caribbean, imagining people dancing on the streets and just relaxation everywhere. Of course, congas are now used all around … Read more

Is Ringo Starr a Good Drummer?

In 1983, British comedian Jasper Carrott first shared the following joke: “Ringo isn’t the best drummer in the world. He isn’t even the best drummer in the Beatles.” Rumors about supposed incompetence in Ringo’s drumming had started way earlier and had amplified in 1980 when John Lennon, a little before dying, released an interview with … Read more

All About Hand Drums…

Any percussion you could play with your bare hands, without the help of sticks or other tools, falls under the broad category of hand drums. Note: If you’re looking for an article about hang drums then check out our article about that here instead. Hand drums were already very popular in the ancient world and … Read more

6 Ways to Prevent Blisters When Drumming

Blisters can be a real hindrance for drummers. Thankfully, making some changes to your technique can completely stop blisters from reoccurring! Long sessions with tight drumstick gripping and heavy drumming can make blisters much more likely to form. However, drummers with great technique and experience usually don’t get blisters. You should not think of blisters as … Read more