Evans have announced that in-demand marching drumming duo BYOS (Bring Your Own Style) are heading to Guitar Centers in the US for a short clinician tour.
These guys are hard-working, super entertaining, and they have insane technical ability. They’ve got some really great youtube videos which have been hits across the internet (check them out here).
Both members of BYOS have been honing their skills on drumlines in the USA since they were young. They’re multiple-award winners, and they’ve both toured the world performing, teaching, and composing exciting drum pieces.
If you’re near any of the Guitar Center stores listed below, get along and check them out:
Sunday May 14: Northeast Expy ATLANTA, GA 30329 2PM
Monday May 15: Eastern Blvd. MONTGOMERY, AL 36117 6PM
Thursday May 18: N. Kendall Drive MIAMI, FL 33156 6PM
Friday May 19: Nordhoff Street NORTHRIDGE, CA 91234 6PM
Saturday May 20: 7425 Sunset Blvd. HOLLYWOOD, CA 90046 2PM
Want the best music gifts for musicians in 2018? This is the ultimate guide! We’ve got the best music gifts for music lovers, regardless of your budget.
Following on from our best drum gifts article, a few people have reached out to ask about gifts for other musicians. So, we thought we’d put together a huge guide covering all of the best gear.
This is the ultimate list of music gifts for music lovers in 2018. Importantly, this is a list made by musicians, for musicians, with a strict *no junk* policy. There’s ideas for musicians birthday gifts, Christmas gifts, anniversaries, graduation, gifts for music teachers & more. We’ve included ideas for every age & budget, all categorized by price. If you feel like there’s something missing, let us know!
There is so much great used drum gear out there, you just need to know what to avoid… We go into detail on the important stuff, the not-so-important stuff, and how to breathe new life into a used drum kit.
Learn exactly what to look for when buying used drums, and get the most value for your money. The right used drum sets can sound great, so use these essential tips to make sure you get a top set of used drums.
The 7th annual Hit Like A Girl global drumming competition is coming up.
Hit Like A Girl is a worldwide contest for female percussionists, aiming to put the spotlight on girls drumming, and to encourage musicianship among females of all age levels. Some great companies are sponsoring this event, and there will be some great prizes available.
The competition is open to female drummers of all skill levels, so don’t hold back if you’re wondering whether you’re good enough!
To enter, you must:
Be female (this one is hopefully obvious!).
Be an amateur drummer (if you make more that $50k/year and have an endorsement, you’re not eligible).
Send in a 3-minute drumming video. This can include solos, covers, or live gigs. Showcase your skills somehow!
Include a short bio, outlining your drumming story, and a recent photo of you behind the drum kit.
There is an under 18, and an 18+ age category.
Drummers are evaluated on their performance (their groove, sound, technique, musicality, and interpretation), as well as their presentation and their personal story.
Playing the drums is a physically demanding task, but very little is known about the types of injuries, pain, or problems drummers experience, and the playing-related or lifestyle habits that might either help drummers avoid these injuries/problems, or put them at risk of developing them.
Nadia is looking for drummers to fill out an anonymous survey about drumming-related pain & problems. For this study, a drummer is defined as a percussionist who exclusively plays a drum set. For example, a drummer for a popular rock band, or a person who exclusively plays a drum set in an orchestra would fit this definition. A person who plays a drum in a marching band or drum line, or someone who plays the tympani or xylophone for an orchestra, would not.
You can participate if you:
Are at least 18 years of age.
Play the drums a minimum of five (5) hours per week.
Fall into one or more of the following groups:
Students enrolled full- or part-time in a college- or university-level music program.
Students taking private lessons.
Full- or part-time drum teachers.
Full- or part-time studio or live performance drummers from all musical genres.
Retired drummers: you can still participate if you met these criteria before you retired.
The survey will take about 20 minutes of your time. At the end of the survey, you will have the option to enter your name into a draw for one of ten $50 gift cards.
What’s the quickest way to change your bass drum sound?
Change your bass drum beater!
Bass drum beaters can often be overlooked. However, whether you’re performing or recording, your choice of beater will have a big impact on your overall sound. Your bass drum is central to your kit, so make sure you’re using the best beater for the job.
It’s super important to understand how different beaters sound and feel when you play them. Because of this, we’ve put together the ultimate bass drum beater guide: to help you find the best bass drum beater for your style.
In the guide, you’ll see:
Exactly how different bass drum beater materials will sound. There’s an overview of all the different beater materials available.
How beater weight affects the impact and feel of your pedal.
How the shape and size of a beater will change the way it sounds and feels.
We’ve also reviewed the best bass drum beater in each category, to help you sort through the noise to find a great beater.
We’ve tested and reviewed a huge range of pedals to find the best bass drum pedal in the three most important categories:
The best bass drum pedal for beginners,
The best bass drum pedal for intermediate drummers, and
The absolute best bass drum pedal, regardless of price.
Each pedal is reviewed in detail, and we tell you exactly why it stands out from the competition.
PLUS, there a bonus bass drum pedal buying guide further down the page, covering the most important factors affecting how a pedal feels and plays: Get your head around bass drum pedal footboard styles, drive types, and cam shapes. All of these things will change the feel and movement of a pedal, so we’ve covered these things to help you find the best pedal for your feet.
Why is all of this important? Well, it’s vital to have a great pedal, because it’s one of the most important pieces of drum gear you’ll own. Along with your snare drum, your bass drum gets more use than just about anything else, so make sure you have a good pedal (and good technique!).