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The Best Drum Rudiments Video

Many drummers like to warm up and practice with rudiments to keep their techniques clean and dynamically sound. If you don't practice the rudiments or have never learned them - well, you really probably should! Here's one of my favorite videos about ...

Video: Muting a Drum Kit with a Yoga Pad

Time to get creative. This guy has a cool video showing how he dampened his kit with a yoga pad. Think about it - those yoga pads can have a nice foam consistency to them, and can work well as a cheap dampening material if you are looking for ...

Video: Tips & Motivation for Apartment Drummers

Here's a pretty good video that gives some tips on how to mentally approach the idea of drumming in an apartment and sticking with your craft. Personally, I've never tried to set up real drums in my apartment, I've gone the electronic drum kit route ...

Video: A Real Practice Drum Kit Setup in an Apartment

I thought this was pretty awesome, this guy has a drum kit set up in his apartment. He has tons of modifications on the kit to dampen the sound, so it's a good example of things you can do to dampen any part of a drum kit. Check this one out, ...

Apartment Drumming Tip: Talk To Your Neighbors

One thing I have found useful in trying to be an apartment dwelling drummer is communicating with my neighbors. Most people, even myself, might have a tendency to keep to themselves when living in apartments. How often do you even run into your ...

Building a Drum Kit Riser for Noise Isolation

Some drummers who live in apartments build drum kit risers for their electronic kits to help control the noise going into the floor. This helps keep the neighbors below you a little bit less angry. Here's one approach, this shows the building ...

Kick Drum Triggers vs. Kick Drum Pads for Electronic Drumming

Most electronic drum kits come with a kick drum pad. Some are designed to work without having to buy a kick pedal. Some are designed so that you have to attach your own kick pedal to use with the kick pad. There seems to be quite a bit of variation ...

Apartment Sound Control

When setting up my apartment after moving in about a year ago, I took into consideration that I was basically going to be running an electronic-based music studio. I realized that I was going to have to take precautions to keep sound under control ...

Rubber Drum Pads vs. Mesh Drum Pads

Electronic drum kits rely on the drummer hitting drum pads to trigger sounds, and the drum pads are typically hard rubber or mesh. Each type of drum pad offers a large difference in feel during playing, as well as offering different acoustic ...

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