Posts Tagged "Electronic drums"


Traditionally at this time of year we review our picks of free online drum lessons. These are some of best bits from the drumming archives: Popular topics in 2012 Most viewed topic: Practice Routine Topic with most social shares: Drum Techniques Most commented topic: Beginners Review of the year Besides our one-to-one lessons at our London studios we have been leading workshops, running events (including JamSocial), writing articles...

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If you are buying a drum kit for the first time there are many things to look out for. Drum sets come with a wide variety of options to choose from. Elephant Drums has put together this article to help answer the important questions when buying your first drum kit. When to invest in buying a drum kit? Here at Elephant Drums we’ve had drum students who have been learning drums for 3 or 4 years before deciding it’s the right...

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The Rock Band computer game on Wii, Xbox and Playstation has been massively popular. It has inspired many people to take up learning a real musical instrument. But what exactly are the differences between playing Rock Band drums and playing a real drum kit? A drums controller for Rock Band looks pretty similar to an electronic drum kit. It’s not laid out in exactly the same way as a real drum kit (presumably to save space), but...

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“How do you know when there is a drummer at your door?” The knocking speeds up. Ha ha! The jokes are abundant, we’ve all heard them. It can become a sensitive issue when the drummer is constantly blamed for every slight slip-up in the time-keeping department. Is it not the responsibility of everyone in the band to keep a grip on the sense of time-keeping? Firstly let’s define a subtle difference between 2 very...

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The first thing to consider when buying a drum kit is whether you choose electronic drums or acoustic drums. What type of drum kit to buy? Ask yourself these questions: Will my neighbours be ok with me making noise? How much space do I have available to set up a drum kit? Will I be performing or gigging with my drums? If you can’t make much noise, you don’t have much space and your drums are going to be mainly used at home...

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