Open your ears to the beautiful complexity of polyrhythms, and learn how you can internalize these rhythms and put them to use in your own songwriting.
Whether you play a rock drum kit, simple hand drums, or a full orchestral percussion section, percussion players must train their ears in various ways if they want to sound great and be precise with their playing.
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Grid notation is an easy, visual way to understand drum beats and create your own rhythms. Learn the basics of this notation with Groove Pizza!
Learn to play off, between, and around the beat! Our all-in-one syncopation guide will have you creating masterpieces with intricate rhythms in no time.
Cover master Pieter Schrevens uses looping to turn himself into a one-man band, creating a rich, dreamlike cover of Tame Impala’s “Let It Happen”.
From samba to salsa, Latin music is unbelievably energetic and diverse. Learn about the rhythm and instrumentals that give this music its distinct groove!
Don’t let their simplicity fool you: percussion instruments are actually a widely unique family of instruments. Learn more about their features and sounds.
Is drummer John Clardy a mathematical genius? His lifestyle of learning and teaching show that with practice, patience, and time anything is possible.
Most beginning transcribers go for melody first, but starting with drums offers many advantages. Learn why and how to transcribe the drum parts like a pro.
These days, music producers may opt to use drum machines instead of actual drummers. As it turns out, listeners prefer the imperfections of a live drummer.
Percussion can make or break a track, making something dull and lifeless into an exciting number you can’t help but dance to. Here are five great examples.
Nate Smith teaches drummers how to get maximum results with minimum effort using the powerful 80/20 principle. Learn his 3 tips for rapid success for drummers.