Sound

From drum head selection and tuning, to recording, mixing and mastering: the SOUND of your drums is inseparable from your playing. Professional drummers master this art, but most people struggle, with it.

‚ÄčIf you're unhappy with your drum sound, you're probably at least tempted to blame your gear: whether it's your drum heads, your kick drum pedal, or the drums themselves. But in my experience, the gear itself is rarely the problem when it comes to sound: you are...

The biggest mistake I see drummers make is not first taking the time to understand how a drum creates sound and all of the factors that influence any given drum's sound. Thoroughly mastering the art and science of tuning a drum is the single most important skill a drummer can have when developing his sound.

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