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How to Kickstart 2021

How to Kickstart 2021

As one year closes and another is just round the corner, I feel this is the perfect opportunity to reflect on your drumming, your achievements and goals and look forward to opportunities with your drumming.

A Beginner’s Guide to Drum Tuning

A Beginner’s Guide to Drum Tuning

Some of you may be receiving a drum kit for Christmas and the drumheads may need tuning. There are some fantastic online videos about this subject. I thought I would add my take on this as a beginner’s guide to tuning.

Summer Drum Club 2019

Summer Drum Club 2019

This month is all about the drum workshops ‘Summer Drum Club’ taking place next month. This is a fun, informal drum workshop learning in small groups a variety of drum skills including setting up a drum kit, famous drummers, soloing, groove patterns, recording and much more.

Choosing a drum kit

Choosing a drum kit

This month features the most important aspects of choosing a drum kit including electric and acoustic drum kits. There are many brands on the market and this blog will go through the pros and cons of both and brands to look out for.

Top Five Essential Beginner Grooves

Top Five Essential Beginner Grooves

This blog is dedicated to the five most important beginner groove patterns which are essential to developing your coordination on the kit and will cover the basics across a range of musical styles and feels. Let’s look at each example in more detail.

How to set up a drum kit

How to set up a drum kit

Welcome to this Christmas edition of the SDS Blog! I get asked many questions related to setting up a drums or fixing certain parts of the kit so I thought at this time of year, this may hopefully be of some help to you.