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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: …

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Pro Drummer Tips: Jon Cohan on Snare Wire Straps

Jon Cohan Jon Cohan is a Boston-based studio drum tech (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dropkick Murphys, Fall Out Boy), drummer, author (Zildjian: A History of the Legendary Cymbal Makers, Star Sets: Drum Kits of the Great Drummers, The Drummer’s Almanac), magazine writer (DRUM!, Traps, Rhythm), drum consultant, and recovering custom drum maker. You can check out Jon’s drum tech blog …

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Pro Drummer Tips: Dale Baker on Drum Transcription

Tip: Learn how to transcribe drum music! Chances are you’ve heard Dale’s drumming recently.  Dale’s drumming propels the lilting melody of the hit song and perennial summer favorite “Kiss Me,” by the group Sixpence None the Richer. He has recorded for labels such as Mammoth, Virgin, Almo Sounds, Elektra, Epic, Sony, RCA and played on jingles and commercial projects for …

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How to Create a Drum Chart – Why I Use Them, and Why You Should Too

How to Make a Drum Chart Most great ideas and inventions are birthed from people seeing a need that is not currently met in society and then creating a method or product that meets that previously unmet need. I started using drum charts when I found myself getting confused with song structure, and drum parts for the multiple bands that …