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How I Started Teaching Drum Lessons – Ed Francis

The following is a guest post from Ed Francis. Ed has created a flourishing drum studio where he teaches 50 students weekly, holds creative shows for his students all over town, and encourages drummers of all ages and abilities.  I thought it would be nice to have Ed, write about how he started Round Rock Drums, what his theory behind …

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Practical Drumming & Life Wisdom from Ed Francis of Round Rock Drums

Today’s post comes from Ed Francis, motivational speaker, professional drum instructor and founder Round Rock Drums. In this post you’ll find a great deal of practical wisdom applied to becoming a successful drummer. Read this and apply Ed’s principles if you want to grow as a drummer and human being! Click here to leave a comment for Ed. I’ve received …

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Pro Drummer Tips: Kenny Sharretts on Resetting an Old Drum Head

Kenny Sharretts has worked as a drum tech for Melissa Etheridge, Kelly Clarkson, Peter Frampton, Joss Stone, The American Idols Live, 30 Seconds to Mars, and Smashmouth. He is the current drum tech for Stevie Wonder and Rihanna. As a drummer he has worked for several Texas legends including Monte Montgomery, Kevin Fowler, Joe King Carrassco, Rusty Wier, George Devore, …

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Pro Drummer Tips: Kenny Sharretts on Adding a Natural Gate to Toms

Kenny Sharretts has worked as a drum tech for Melissa Etheridge, Kelly Clarkson, Peter Frampton, Joss Stone, The American Idols Live, 30 Seconds to Mars, and Smashmouth. He is the current drum tech for Stevie Wonder and Rihanna. As a drummer he has worked for several Texas legends including Monte Montgomery, Kevin Fowler, Joe King Carrassco, Rusty Wier, George Devore, …

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Pro Drummer Tip: Kenny Sharretts – Snare Drum Tuning In the Studio

Kenny Sharretts has worked as a drum tech for Melissa Etheridge, Kelly Clarkson, Peter Frampton, Joss Stone, The American Idols Live, 30 Seconds to Mars, and Smashmouth. He is the current drum tech for Stevie Wonder and Rihanna. As a drummer he has worked for several Texas legends including Monte Montgomery, Kevin Fowler, Joe King Carrassco, Rusty Wier, George Devore, …

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Pro Drummer Tips: Dwight Baker on Tuning Tom Drums in the Studio

Dwight Baker Dwight Baker is a multi-platinum producer / engineer / mixer / songwriter based in Austin, Texas who has worked with many artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Brandi Carlile, Bob Schneider, Blue October, Alpha Rev, and David Archuleta. He owns and operates out of his Austin, TX based studio, Matchbox Studios. Dwight’s Pro Drummer Tip: A quick tip for …

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Pro Drummer Tips: Kenny Sharretts on Kick Drum Holes

Kenny Sharretts Kenny Sharretts has worked as a drum tech for Melissa Etheridge, Kelly Clarkson, Peter Frampton, Joss Stone, The American Idols Live, 30 Seconds to Mars, and Smashmouth. He is the current drum tech for Stevie Wonder and Rihanna. As a drummer he has worked for several Texas legends including Monte Montgomery, Kevin Fowler, Joe King Carrassco, Rusty Wier, …

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Pro Drummer Tips: Dustin Ragland on Experimental Drum Sounds

Dustin Ragland Dustin plays for Charlie Hall, Student Film, and Dr. Pants. He has been a full time drummer for 9 years, and has played for 16. He produces and mixes records in OKC; teaches recording/songwriting at ACM@UCO in OKC; and reads maps for fun. He also makes his own music as Eutopian Accident, at www.eutopianaccident.com. Dustin’s Pro Drummer Tip: …