The 5 Best Timbales for Great Sound Quality

Latin music wouldn’t sound the same without timbales. If you’re looking for a great set, then this is the article for you. These famous single-headed drums, usually coming with metal casing, originated in Cuba, but they slowly gained a major role in many different genres and styles across the world. While their structure, appearance, and … Read more

Sheila E Releases New Drumming and Percussion MasterClass

Sheila E, also known as ‘The Queen of Percussion’ teaches drumming and percussion on her new course on Masterclass.com. Sheila E is one of the most influential drummers ever, she was named one of the greatest drummers of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine. She is well known for her collaborations with Prince and Ringo … Read more

How to use the Health app on your iPhone to protect your Hearing

Today we are publishing a contribution from Fabio Bracht, a technology enthusiast and aspiring drummer, that wanted to inform our readers how to protect their hearing while using their iPhones. As drummers, we can be very diligent about ear protection and volume when we are behind the kit, but we could still be destroying our … Read more

Drum Circles – All Your Questions Answered

Since the dawn of time, humans have looked for a way to connect with each other. That connection often came through the music. Percussion is believed to be the oldest family of musical instruments, so it’s no surprise that drum circles became ingrained in many cultures. In this article, we are going to answer all … Read more

The 7 Best Drum Sets for Toddlers (Acoustic, Electronic, Toy Sets)

Thinking of giving your toddler a head start in learning drums? In this post, we show you 7 of the best drum sets for toddlers. Playing a musical instrument is incredibly beneficial for children. It teaches the development of motor skills, academic development, self-expression, and confidence (read our post here to learn more). They are … Read more

Why is it Drummer and not Drummist?

The English language is full of exceptions. Why are drummers not called drummists? We explain a few possible reasons in this article. The –er suffix is typical for a person who plays instruments that appeared a long time ago. Such examples are drummer, piper, etc. On the other hand, the –ist suffix is often used … Read more

Are Drummers Musicians? The Only Answer You Need

The short answer: Yes! The long answer: keep reading… People have been arguing about this question for decades. Drummers often get jokes directed at them claiming that they are stupid and that their instrument is primitive. Others question whether drummers should actually even be classed as musicians. We’ll answer this question from a few different … Read more

How to Play Backing Tracks Live (Gear, Tips, Options)

Want to know how to play backing tracks live? This article takes you through the different options you have available, from using your iPad or laptop on stage to getting your hands on some dedicated hardware. Different Options to Play Backing Tracks Here are some of the easiest and best ways to play backing tracks … Read more