From developmental tips to social strategies, we talk all about tips and suggestions for surviving the grind of music in higher eduction. In the news, we talk about KFC hating on drummers, Korn says “no” to Dave Silveria, the greatest metal drummer brackets from Loudwire, NIN’s new record, and the Eiffel Tower as an instrument.
There has always been a great mystery and wonder to the idea of using calf-skin heads in today’s modern age of technology. Whether you swear by calfskin or believe that mylar is the only logical choice, you must admit that the care and maintenance of these skins from a bygone era has a certain appeal… like tapping into a deep heritage.
Check out the tute where DRUM! Magazine walks you through how tuck your own calfskin head! Viva la Legacy!
Here’s another great article from Music Radar’s recent Drum Expo 2103. Here, they outline 9 aspects to help fine tune your live performance to make you more marketable.
You know we love lists! Here’s Music Radar’s list of Do’s and Don’ts of endorsements.
Talk to ten different drummers and you’ll get ten different ways to tune drums. The reason is that there’s actually no wrong or right way to tune a drum, or right or wrong pitches to tune it to. So the best I can do is share the ways I tune drums.
Without going into detail on every one of these aspects, here are some general considerations before choosing your first pair of sticks.
1. Most brands of drumsticks are categorized by letter. Sʼs (designed for “street” playing, such as drum corps and marching band) have the largest diameter, Bʼs (designed for concert band playing) are smaller in diameter than the Sʼs, and Aʼs (originally designed for big band or dance-type orchestras) have the smallest diameter.