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JJ Jones  /  Articles
How To Play Rudiments
How do you play a drum roll? What's a paradiddle? Learn the basic rudiments, why they're important, and how to apply them on the kit.

Dorothea Taylor  /  Featured Stories
The Drum Set Can Wait
Dorothea cut her teeth in an award-winning Michigan drum corps in the '60s. Here's why she's glad she didn't start on the drum set.

JJ Jones  /  Articles
Drum Beats Everyone Should Know
A well-rounded drummer should know the most popular beats in most styles. Here's a quick rundown!

JJ Jones  /  Articles
Why You Should Buy Electronic Drums
What are the benefits to electronic drums, and what should you know about them before pulling out your wallet?

Anika Nilles  /  Featured Stories
It’s Never Too Late
Anika Nilles dealt with confidence issues and multiple failures on her way to becoming a pro drummer. It's never too late.

JJ Jones  /  Articles
Drum Fills To Learn At Every Level
Many of these drum fills have stood the test of time. Now you can steal them for your toolbox!

JJ Jones  /  Articles
Where To Find Drumless Tracks/Play-Alongs (Plus Free Downloads)
You can find drumless songs and play-along tracks online to make practice more fun. Here's where to look!

Aric Improta  /  Featured Stories
It Wasn’t The Right Time
Five 'lost' drum-offs. Sketchy sleeping quarters. Three canceled tours. Aric Improta had to be patient before he finally struck gold.

Samantha Landa  /  Articles
Tips For Drummer Dads
How can dads find time to play drums? How can you keep the volume down at home? Check out this special Father's Day article.

Chris Coleman  /  Featured Stories
Use Your Pain As Fuel
Chris Coleman tried to kill his passion for drums. Winning the Guitar Center Drum-Off helped him see the light in the darkness.

JJ Jones  /  Articles
How To Prepare For Your First Gig 
If you're feeling nervous about playing in front of an audience for the first time, here are some tips to keep you calm and organized.

Aquiles Priester  /  Featured Stories
It’s Not The Gear’s Fault
Aquiles Priester couldn't afford a drum kit, so he built one out of cans and gas gallons. It taught him to become a gear chameleon.

Aaron Edgar  /  Articles
Use ‘Groove Glue’ To Anchor Your Playing
Whether it's your left foot or right hand, a rock solid groove foundation will help you take your drumming to the next level.

João Lebre  /  Articles
Everything You Need To Know About In-Ear Monitors
How do IEMs work? When should you use them? What brands should you buy, how do you get custom molds, and how do you take care of them?

Samantha Landa  /  Articles
Drum And Bass: Janek Gwizdala On Playing With The World’s Top Timekeepers
Janek Gwizdala is one of the world's top bassists. What does he look for in a drummer, and what do they think of him?

Trey Gray  /  Featured Stories
The Disease Doesn’t Define Me
When he was diagnosed with Huntington's Disease and given 10-15 years to live, Trey Gray's life plunged into a downwards spiral.

Aaron Edgar  /  Articles
Why You Shouldn’t Just Practice What’s Practical
You've probably been told over and over again that you should focus on practical drumming. Here's why you should be a rebel instead.

Thomas Duflos  /  Articles
Why You Should Learn To Program Drum Parts
Here's why drummers can benefit from programming drum parts (plus 10 free downloadable Guitar Pro beats).

Jason Sutter  /  Featured Stories
Be Kind
When his career was just getting started, Jason Sutter learned a huge lesson. He now pays it forward as much as he can.

Brandon Toews  /  Articles
The Top 100 Drummers Of All Time
Each drummer on this list has impacted the drumming world in a significant way. Guess who holds the number one spot.

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