Review & Buy Tama Rhythm Watch Metronome

My product review of the Tama Rhythm Watch. A very good product. Not really for beginners but a great metronome. See link below. For my students who are playing gigs, get this metronome. If you have a drum machine or computer you use for click, you don’t have to buy this. Buy from here …

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Which practice pad is best for learning to play drums?

This is another common question I get from my students. Which practice pad should I use? Here is my recommendation … and some links below Practice pad options: Here is the version that straps to your leg Here is a simple, basic pad … A very nice practice pad.

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How to choose drum sticks or drumsticks ;)

Here is a quick video for my students to help you make your decision on buying drums sticks. There are links below so that you can purchase your sticks at Amazon. This video is not all-inclusive but it is a starting point to help you choose which drums sticks you will need. Choose a major [...]

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Play Drums with Marshall

Welcome!! Glad you stopped by. We’ve created audio courses, video courses, e-books, online lessons programs — you name it. We have many things to offer, and it grows every day. But the one thing I offer is private lessons. Now, this is not some thing I can do a lot of because my time is [...]

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How to Play Drums – Best Place to Get Started!

An audio program to learn drum beats when you are too busy to take drum lessons. We have known for a long time that learning a foreign language can be accomplished by audio programs. Did you ever think you could learn to play drums by audio program. To learn to play drums, you must first [...]

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Best Places to take Drum Lessons in Sacramento

What are the best places to take drum lessons in Sacramento? Here are a few that I’ve found. Feel free to include your own if you know of other locations. Skip’s Music — a landmark in Sacramento. Here is a link to the instructors they have available. Click here Skip’s Music in Elk Grove. Here [...]

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Turning the habit of self-criticism upside down

Is this familiar? You want to join a band or you want to talk to the band about improvement to the song list or sound. But you decide not to say anything. You are unsure — and just say — what’s the use. What is the voice inside your head saying … Is the voice [...]

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Most Number One Hits – It’s Not Who You Think

Who has the most number one hits? Most people commonly think it’s the Beatles …. Even Billboard Magazine thinks it’s the Beatles Let me give you a hint — it’s a drummer the answer is — Hal Blaine Hal is the most recorded musician in history. The Wall Street Journal recently did an article on [...]

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It’s not about your drum equipment, drum set, drums, or cymbals

In my humble opinion, the drumming world is dominated by the drum manufacturers. And being a great drummer has less to do with your equipment and more to do with your skills. To support my opinion … a great drummer playing a trash can will sound great. Also, this is not an anti-capitalist rant. I [...]

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Where are all the great drum blogs?

Where are all the great drum blogs? When I search the Internet I have a hard time finding a drum, drumming, drummer blogs. I can find many great forums, manufacturers, and courses to take. There are some great sites dedicated to famous drummers. But few blogs … Now how do I define a blog … [...]

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