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Anatomy of Drumstick

Drumstick is the perfect combination of balance, response, feel and sound properties.  The following are the elements that make a drumstick - Butt-end, Grip area, Body or Shaft, Shoulder, Taper, Neck, Tip. The Butt end functions as the counterweight to the tipped end of the stick. Used in reverse to the tip, the butt end can be used to create more powerful Continue Reading

Limb Independence

Independence means being able to play each hand separately while each hand is performing a different rhythmic idea. Limb independence allows one to play different rhythms, without having to consciously focus on each one individually. It is also one of the more difficult parts of learning the drums, since it is harder to process. Max Continue Reading

In this soaring demonstration, deaf percussionist Evelyn Glennie illustrates how listening to music involves much more than simply letting sound waves hit your eardrums. Dame Evelyn Glennie's music challenges the listener to ask where music comes from: Is it more than simply a translation from score to instrument to audience? The Grammy-winning percussionist and composer Continue Reading

Practicing rudiments has never been fun for me as I could never really track my progress in terms of how fast I could play and how long could I endure playing a particular rudiment. The biggest drawback for me over the years has been that I never used to practice my rudiments regularly. It was Continue Reading

Musical Expression of Rudiments

In my opinion, practicing rudiments is one thing and applying them to the kit is a different ball game all together. Most of the time I find it difficult to apply the rudiments  fluidly during my jam sessions unless I deliberate upon them.  I have been practicing rudiments for about 3 years now and honestly I’m not Continue Reading

50 BPM Drumming Challenge

In this day and age, it’s all about speed. For a drummer to play a slow beat on the drums, it takes the ability to appreciate the song and the subtleties of his arrangement. The following is a challenge on something that’s completely opposite to going fast…going slow, something most people never think to practice.The Continue Reading

Rudiments play a vital role in field of drumming. The word ‘Rudiment’ in drumming means basic patterns or building blocks combining which one could create a variety of music. It is hence essential for every drummer to practice and understand all the rudiments to improve one’s drumming skills and technique. The origin of rudiments dates Continue Reading