THE DREADED METRONOME

Hello everyone!  I’d like to say hello to all of the people I’ve met since being here at the Drum Center and I’d like to say it has been a pleasure.  Now for some info that I hope helps all my fellow drummers.  Since February and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, let’s talk…

IMPROVING YOUR TIME

Have you ever been at a rehearsal or gig and had the other guys (or girls) in the band complain about your time? If you said, “yes.” you’re not alone. This is an issue that comes up over and over again. This month’s tips will address this and hopefully offer some possible solutions.

In pop music (anything you might hear on the radio), a drummer’s role is quite simple: play beats and mark changes. The changes I refer to are, for example, the transition from the verse to the chorus of a song. Seems simple enough. Then why do most of us have trouble filling this simple role from time to time? I think it’s because although the job description is quite simple, doing the job really well is quite difficult.