Saturday Workshops

Saturday Workshops

Elephant Drums is pleased to present a new series of Saturday drumming workshops, starting on Saturday 5th November 2016. The series kicks off with a workshop exploring World Rhythms led by Canadian drummer & percussionist Adam Teixeira. World Rhythms on the drum... Read More
Student discount for the London Drum Show at Olympia

Student discount for the London Drum Show at Olympia

The London Drum Show is one of the drumming highlights of the year for drummers and music enthusiasts. This year the Drum Show takes place at Olympia in London on the weekend of the 12th – 13th November. Drum students and Drum Pass members can receive a discount... Read More
Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals for drummers

Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals for drummers

Drum shops and online music stores go crazy! It’s a relatively new phenomenon in the UK. Black Friday and Cyber Monday have been steadily growing in popularity in the last few years. And this year even more drum shops and music retailers in the UK are getting in... Read More
Practising drums… without drums!

Practising drums… without drums!

Are you thinking of starting to learn the drums but you don’t have a drum kit to practice on? This is one of the biggest barriers to starting learning the drums that most people tell themselves is going to be a problem. The good news is… There are plenty of ways to... Read More
Drumming with backing tracks and sample pads

Drumming with backing tracks and sample pads

In this article Dan Peranic gives us an insight into the world of working with backing tracks and triggering samples on live gigs. He explains a great approach to constructing effective drum grooves whilst using samples and he discusses the merits and drawbacks of... Read More
The famous “Amen Break” drum groove

The famous “Amen Break” drum groove

Even if you are not aware that you’ve heard this drum groove, you definitely have. It is one of the most sampled pieces of music of all time and it features on hundreds of recordings. Origin of The Amen Break The Amen Break is a 4-bar loop which lasts for about... Read More
Online drum lessons 2012 – editor’s picks

Online drum lessons 2012 – editor’s picks

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:... Read More
Buying a drum kit

Buying a drum kit

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.... Read More
Learning Rock Band drums for Wii, Xbox, PS3

Learning Rock Band drums for Wii, Xbox, PS3

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... Read More
Timing vs Time-Keeping

Timing vs Time-Keeping

“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... Read More
Drums buying guide

Drums buying guide

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... Read More