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!...Read More
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,...Read More
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....Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
Why Silent Drumming?
I'm a serial apartment drummer, having lived in apartments for the last 15 years or so and trying to keep up my drumming chops at the same time.
As a result I've become pretty good at hiding my drumming from my neighbors and not annoying them in general, while playing drums as much as I want to, when I want to.
I didn't make it happen overnight, I had to learn a few techniques to silence drums and keep the noise down. I cover everything I learned here, plus compile in more info from other sources around the Web.