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How To Stay Alive As A Drummer

BY ANDY DOERSCHUK You became a drummer in order to play drums. When you made that decision, you probably envisioned a career in the studio and on stage. And wh... Read More
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How To Change A Drumhead In 7 Steps

BY AL SCHNEIDER You can have all the chops in the world, but if the drums don’t sound good, what’s the point? The easiest way to make a drum set sound great is to regularly change out and properly tune the heads. A good rule of thumb is changing the... Read More

How To Mike Percussion On Stage

BY KAREN STACKPOLE As a percussionist, you spend many hours refining your art and coaxing a wide range of sounds from a particular drum or set of instruments. When show time comes, are you going to let a little thing like volume tromp all over the p... Read More
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Minimalist Drum Miking Techniques

BY JAKE WOOD Hi, my name is Jake, and I’m a recovering mike-aholic. Back when I was a junky I’d do anything to get my next mix. I was fading fast, isolating my loved ones, all to stop the bleed. Every quarter-inch went to more microphones, and I was ... Read More