Category Archives: drummers

Happy Easter

Firstly Happy Easter to everyone who reads this column.  This is  as special time of year for me.  However, my celebrations were rather curtailed today by a young drummer and his percussionist friend who introduced a new concept to the word ‘crucifixion’!  … Continue reading

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HAPPY CHRISTMAS?

Hi! May I wish you a very Happy Christmas … even if you don’t feel like it.  Chances are that if you’re reading this today you are looking for something to cheer you up.  Perhaps you feel alone, are separated … Continue reading

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Dynamic Drumming?

Running a drummer & percussionist’s information web site I get asked many questions, particularly about equipment, maintenance and how to choose the right gear.  One question I was asked recently was “How can I make my drumming more interesting?” Well, … Continue reading

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Creativity for Drummers & Percussionists

Sometimes, just ‘playing the beat’ is not enough. I try to think of a song as a ‘musical picture’.  Just as an artist paints a picture with many colours, and with many shades of the same colour, so it is … Continue reading

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Warm-Down?

I hear lots of people talking about warming-up before a gig or before practising, but what about warm-down exercises afterwards? A good warm-up gets the blood flowing to the muscles and loosens the joints so that we can function properly … Continue reading

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