How do you practice drums? Looking for a systematic approach. [more inside]
In search of a good drum machine program to download. What are some good recommendations? [more inside]
Bedroom musicians - I need some tools to create basic drum and synth parts while recording. It needs to be stupid easy (as in "I am stupid, make this easy") to use. What are your recommendations? [more inside]
Is there a music notation program that allows drum notation to be input easily? I would like it to handle most of what is found in this pdf, especially rolls, flams/drags, open/closed hi-hats, and sticking. [more inside]
My 13 year old son has expressed an interest in learning to play jazz drums. While I'm thrilled that he's showing an interest in such an accomplished and challenging field, I have no idea how to proceed. Should he take lessons or just pick up some stix and put on some Gene Krupa? If lessons are the way to start, how do I find someone who can give him what he's going to need? The teachers in my area all seem to be self-taught rockers, making it difficult to know if they're worth the commitment. Is there a way to identify a good drum teacher? All advice is appreciated.
I found a used darbuka on craigslist (yay!) and have been wanting to pick up a hand drum for a while. It's 12" wide and 18" tall according to the ad, and the current owner says he thinks it is made out of aluminum. It has a sticker on it that says "World Beat Percussion" out of Pakistan, and he wants $65 for it, which I can afford. How can I know whether this a good drum at a good price? What am I looking for? [more inside]
Does anyone have strong recommendations for a teacher of drums in the Somerville/Cambridge area? [more inside]
Tell me about your favorite indie rock songs that have steel drums. [more inside]
I'm having a ridiculously fun time playing with Audiotool and am learning a ton about desktop production. Where do I go from here? [more inside]
Seismographs and polygraphs have a movie-portrayal printout of a paper drum & a needle drawing beautiful squiggles. What is that means of production called and how can I get it? [more inside]
I'm a drummer in an indie-rock band with a 5-piece kit who is looking to expand my setup to include a drum sampling pad. I want something that has unique percussion sounds (not just cheesy electronic beats), built-in effects, plenty of storage space to upload my own samples, and the ability to record and loop live drumbeats. Any advice? [more inside]
Help me secure some slammin' good, down-and-dirty, percussion-heavy tunes. [more inside]
I'm looking for a video documentary from a couple years ago tracing the history of the Roland TR-808 drum machine. Released only on the web, it's similar in tone to the Everything is a Remix series; dry delivery, well researched, touches on remix culture. The Newcleus track Jam On It is prominently featured as a signifier of the 808's transition from a not-so-hot replacement for a drummer to being used for the sounds unique to it. If I recall correctly, it's about 8 minutes in length. It's not The Shape of Things That Hum.
What's this particular old drum machine beat? [more inside]
The sand paper keeps slipping off this Dremel sanding drum. How do I make it not do that? The bit is secure and the sand paper is the proper size for the drum.
What is this musical technique / style (?) called? Consists of a simple pattern that becomes more complex as the song progresses till it reaches full maturity. [more inside]
How can I mic my doumbek (hand drum) so that I can play in a band with other amplified instruments? [more inside]
How can I get set up to teach hand drumming over the internet using Skype? [more inside]
What songs start with a snare drum (like a military parade) or have a snare throughout the song? [more inside]
How do I make an electronic drum kit for wearing on the body? [more inside]
(virtualdrumfilter) Okay, I am a audio engineer/producer. I recently acquired new client. It's a match made in heaven, he's rich and has the songs, I have the gear, ability and knowledge. But I need to finish a demo song for him by tomorrow. I need a freeware virtual drum machine.... [more inside]
How best to stay on beat, then find out how I sound to an audience. [more inside]
What are the greatest drum fills ever...?! [more inside]
What are the best electronic drum kits on the market not named "V-drums"? [more inside]
Will I be allowed to get on the plane with my wallet chain? [more inside]
I want to learn to play the djembe. What should I buy, and where can I find some good learning resources? [more inside]
Do drummers count drum beats separate for each limb, or coordinated all together? [more inside]
I recently purchased an Alesis Control pad off of Ebay, it works great but was missing the BFD-lite CD-ROM. [more inside]
The drums in the Mad Men theme drive me, um, mad! Where can I get more? [more inside]
I want to learn, from a teacher face-to-face, to use the various tools in an electronic (as in "dance," including hip-hop) music producer's arsenal. Do classes/lessons exist? How about in Chicago? [more inside]
I use to play the drums, really miss it, and want to get back into it. What are my options for living in an apartment complex? [more inside]
In the early 90's I saw a band at the Limelight in New York. The band was made up entirely of percussion instruments. There were maybe 10 people playing and they were all painted gold. I cannot for the life of me remember what they were called and it's driving me nuts. Does sound familiar to anyone?
Why are corners cut on some rolling papers? [more inside]
I need drumline music for my workouts! [more inside]
Does anyone know of a place where I can get some time on a drum sander near Oakland, CA?
AskMe Musicians - I'm buying a drum set for the first time. What advice would you offer me? [more inside]
I'd like to spend $100 buying my teenage cousin some drumsticks. He loves Green Day and KISS, and already asked for these. I'll get him some of those, but thought instead of just buying him tons it might be cool to pick up a pair of mallets/brushes as well? Can anyone recommend some higher-end brushes/mallets for a fan of that Eric Singer series? [more inside]
My kid (8 years old) turns out to have a very good sense of rythm. I'd like to get him a drum set for xmas. A *silent* drum set. [more inside]
Can anyone identify this hide bound clay drum. Bought in an Australian charity shop if that helps.
Gift suggestions for a wanna-be drummer. [more inside]
Australian customs- does anyone have any experience bringing a wooden drum with an animal skin into Australia? [more inside]
I'm looking to buy a drum machine/sampler for general programming needs with an emphasis on hip-hop. [more inside]
how does one go about isolating drum tracks from a recording? i'm trying and have been trying to sample and isolate drum hits from recordings (as in no other instruments on the sample). i know it's possible (mostly cause hip hop reminds me so), i just don't know how. i've tried to avoid the problem by just sampling from drum solos, but that usually only get's me so far. please, if anyone with experience in sampling is out there in filterland, speak now!
How do I prepare animal hides for use as the skin of a hand drum such as a djembe? [more inside]
What is the best way to muffle the tone on my drums? [more inside]
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