Cymbal Selection for Intermediate and Advanced Drummers

At a glance… 1. Cymbal anatomy 2. Cymbal size 3. Cymbal weight 4. Cymbal finish As a drummer, you are likely to want to experiment with new cymbals at some point, but where do you begin? Knowing what sizes and finishes to buy can be difficult and daunting, but this article will make this process easier. Cymbal Anatomy I recommend some brands in the article aimed at beginner/intermediate drummers. If you haven’t read it, take a look. To summarise, all of the below brands are safe bets when shopping for new cymbals. Zildjian Sabian Paiste Meinl Istanbul Agop Istanbul Mehmet … Read more

Cymbal Selection for Beginner and Intermediate Drummers

At a glance… 1. Cymbal sizes 2. Cymbal brands 3. Budgeting 4. Cymbal ranges Cymbals play an incredibly important role in shaping the overall sound of a drum kit and are as important as the drums themselves. A good quality, well tuned drum kit can be made to sound terrible with poor quality cymbals. Unlike drums, cymbals can’t be tuned to fit different musical applications. Once you have a cymbal, there’s very little you can do to manipulate its sound. Therefore, shop wisely and choose cymbals that you are confident will work with your drum kit and compliment the music … Read more

Choosing the right Drumsticks: Sizing, Tips, Brands and more

At a glance… 1. Sizing of drumsticks 2. The tip 3. Drumstick brands 4. Beaters, mallets, brushers, and rods The drumstick market is saturated with choice. Every brand has every stick weight, length, girth, and shape imaginable, which makes it increasingly difficult to make a decision. Which weight should you go for? What is the best length for your style? Which tip shape works best for you? Which brand is best? This article will answer these questions and leave you with a clearer idea of what you want from a pair of drumsticks. Sizing If you’ve spent any time shopping … Read more

A Guide to Buying a Drum Kit

At a glance… 1. Drum kit anatomy 2. Brands 3. Configurations 4. Material 5. Shell thickness 6. Hoops 7. Finish 8. Models Buying the right drum kit is an essential first step in your life as a drummer. After all, if you enjoy how your drum kit sounds, you’re far more likely to practice. Many factors need to be considered when you choose a drum kit, and making this decision can be a daunting task. This article will help you understand a lot of the terminology used by drum manufacturers, the drum kit market, and which drum kit is right … Read more

Beginner’s Guide to Acoustic Drums

One of the most exciting and rewarding instruments in any band’s lineup is the drum set. Why? The drummer is the most active person onstage! The drummer is also one of the most versatile—you can see drummers playing their acoustic drums in rock bands, jazz orchestras and even cutting-edge electronic music. What is it that makes the acoustic drum set such an adaptable instrument? Let’s look at how it works: At a glance…1. Parts of an acoustic drum set2. Drumsticks3. Types of drum set arrangements4. Best drum sets for different profiles Parts Of an Acoustic Drum Set Although the drums … Read more

Digital Piano vs Acoustic Piano – The ultimate buyer’s guide

At a glance… Types of acoustic pianos and how they workTypes of digital pianos and how they workComparison of acoustic and digital pianos:SoundMaintenanceVersatilityTouch sensitivityPricePedalsHow personal preferences may affect your choice:Music genreLevel of proficiencyPractice hours and locationHybrid pianosRecommendations based on profiles What to Consider When Buying a Piano: Acoustic or Digital? The first step in buying a piano is to decide between the two different types —the acoustic and the digital piano. Many musicians find it difficult to decide between the two. Take Timmy for example. Timmy is a high school student who loves listening to the latest pop songs on … Read more