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How To : Play advanced ride cymbal patterns

Ndugu Chancler is known not only as a world-class drummer and percussionist, but also a producer, composer, clinician and teacher. In this installment from his video lesson series covering many of the most frequently asked questions from his clinic tours across the world, Ndug ...more

How To : Play barking Hi-Hats

Learn how to encorporate the barking Hi-Hat effect in your drumming. Drummer Darren Matthes gives an excellent breakdown for when to hit the cymbal, when to close it, and how to add this sound into a variety of beats. Play barking Hi-Hats. Click through to watch this video on ...more

How To : Play tom-tom beats

This video lesson covers five fun drum beats that are played on the toms. Unlike most drum beats that are centered around the hi-hats or ride-cymbal, these grooves are built around tom-tom patterns. They aren't too difficult to play, and work well in a wide range of playing st ...more

How To : Master Latin songo beats

This video lesson will teach you how to play the Songo beat, which is one of the more difficult forms of Latin music. The Songo beats may be a little tricky to play at first, but these grooves are an extremely fun and energetic way to play the drums. The Songo is usually drive ...more

How To : Play super fast triplet drum fills

Play super fast triplet drum fills using double strokes. The sticking for those alternating sticking triplets is: R(snare) L(snare) R(snare) L(rack tom) R(floor tom) L(floor tom) R(crash cymbal). Play super fast triplet drum fills. Click through to watch this video on unirunne ...more

Drumssette : A DIY Drum Machine

While digital samplers have their merits, they're predictable in a way that can cause them to sound stiff or sterile. The solution? A return to the analog, tape-based samplers of yesteryear, which, with their inherent mechanical noise and euphonic distortions, offer a more mus ...more

How To : Play drums on a keyboard MIDI controller

Jason Johnson with Revolution Audio shows us some easy steps to creating a basic midi drumbeat using your keyboard. To start, the kick drum is located at C1, this is in a different location depending on the number of keys your keyboard has. The other drums which are included a ...more

News : Richie Hayward Benefit in San Jose, August 13, 2010

DRUM! Magazine — the leading magazine for drummers and percussionists worldwide — has announced the biggest drumming event ever to take place in Northern California. On Friday, August 13, drummers will descend on the San Jose Repertory Theatre in the heart of Silicon Valley to ...more

How To : Play hip hop beats on piano

Our synth expert, Ryan Larson, will explain the basic sequencing process step by step, including how to use samples, setup and create loops, choose and add effects to tracks, record instruments like a thumping bass drum, crisp hi hat cymbals, tight snare hits, and other percus ...more

How To : Do reggaeton beat sequencing

In this video series, learn how to sequence Reggaeton beats on a Korg Triton keyboard. Our synth expert, Ryan Larson, will explain the basic sequencing process step by step, including how to use samples, setup and create loops, choose and add effects to tracks, record instrume ...more

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