Punctuation for drummers

Punctuation for drummers

The Elephant Drums teaching method focuses on learning to play drums within the context of practical musical applictions for drumming. There is not much point in being a player of amazing drumming technique without being a player of fantastic musical ability too. We... Read More
More drum tuning advice

More drum tuning advice

Following on from the previous article ‘Tips for tuning drums’ which gives a simple step-by-step approach, here are some further tips you might like to consider… Before you buy the new drum skins… Do a bit of research into the type of drumhead... Read More
Drumming Techniques Directory

Drumming Techniques Directory

RUDIMENTS Sticking patterns that form the basic building blocks or ‘vocabulary’ of drumming. E.g. Paradiddle SYNCOPATION ‘Unexpected’ rhythmic patterns that deviate from a strict succession of regularly spaced strong and weak notes (pulse).... Read More
Tips for tuning drums

Tips for tuning drums

Before you tune a drum… If you are replacing a drum skin and putting on a new one, first take a clean cloth and wipe over the bearing edge of the drum. Make sure there are no debris or loose bolts inside your drum. Place the new drum skin on your drum. Place the... Read More
Getting started: Free beginner’s drum lesson

Getting started: Free beginner’s drum lesson

In the beginning there is … counting to 4! Say it out loud: “One – Two – Three – Four -” Even if you do not own a drum kit yet, the best practise you can start on right away is counting (slowly) to 4 and tapping your right or left... 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
Free guide to setting up a drum kit

Free guide to setting up a drum kit

Setting up a Drum Kit Acoustic drum kits It is relatively straightforward to set up a regular acoustic drum kit. Make sure the bass drum legs are extended to create a steady base for your rack toms and to ensure the bass drum doesn’t slide forwards when you... Read More