Thomas Lang  /  Featured Stories

Reclaiming My Hands

David Garibaldi  /  Featured Stories
Finding Moments Of Ignition
I knew I was in trouble when I woke up on the ground. I don’t know how long I was out, but the first thing I heard was a paramedic saying, ‘Sir, we’re cutting your clothes off.’ I opened my eyes and realized what had happened. I remember saying, “Oh, no.” I tried moving my […]

Jonathan Moffett  /  Featured Stories
Play That Beat Again
Before I came to Hollywood in search of stardom, my reputation in New Orleans was around my fascination with groove. I was known for being able to multitask and play different patterns that sounded very complex. When “Shake Your Body Down” came out in 1979, every drummer felt they needed to learn the beat. It […]

Jared Falk  /  Articles
Beginners: Improve Your Drum Practice Routine
  I’ve been teaching online drum lessons over the past 10 years, and I’ve always been adamant that I will answer my own emails. To this day, that is still the same (I’m not lying, try me: I love connecting with my online students and helping their drumming in any way I can. I’ve […]

Thomas Lang  /  Featured Stories
Reclaiming My Hands
Thomas Lang's drumming career almost derailed when he was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. Here's the story in his words.

Jared Falk  /  Articles
Somebody pinch me. Is this real?
I started to play drums when I was 15 years old. Some would say I was a bit late, others would say that is young. There weren’t any internet-based lessons at the time. It was all books and VHS tapes back then. (VHS stands for “Video Home System”, kids!). That’s it.

Aaron Edgar  /  Articles
Drum Setup Rules You Should Probably Break
If your drums are comfortable to play, there's no wrong way to set them up. Here are some 'rules' about drum setup you should probably break.

Steve Goold  /  Articles
60 Albums Every Drummer Should Know
This post has been republished from Steve Goold’s blog at Steve Goold is the drummer for Sara Bareilles, as well as a guest instructor for He’s also the director for a 2-day clinic for church drummers called “The Drumset and The Kingdom“, taking place on May 9-10, 2014, in Minneapolis.  I am listing […]

Samantha Landa  /  Articles
5 Reasons Why Kids Should Play Drums
Drumming can reduce stress, improve your health, and even keep you out of trouble. Here are 5 reasons why kids should play drums.

Todd Sucherman  /  Featured Stories
Make The Right Turn
Todd Sucherman tells the story of how he joined Styx under stressful circumstances, and how everything he'd done in his career led up to the opportunity.

Samantha Landa  /  Articles
The Female Drummers You Should Know
Women and girls have been playing drums as long as drums have been around. This guide highlights the major influence women have had on a male-dominated industry.

Brandon Toews  /  Articles
The Art Of Practicing Drums
  When drummers say they’re going to practice, they will often sit down at their drum set and play along to their favorite songs or practice their favorite grooves or fills. This is awesome – but is this really all there is to practicing? If they are only practicing songs, grooves, and fills that they […]

Rick Long  /  Articles
What You Need To Know When Buying Cymbals
There’s nothing more exciting around a drum kit than the sound of a cymbal crash. It often marks the transition into a new section of a song, acts as an accent that punctuates a musical passage or dance number, or signals the dramatic end of a great tune. If you have been playing drums for […]

Brandon Toews  /  Articles
The Drum Kits Of Drumeo
Here at Drumeo, we receive TONS of gear questions every single day. Most of these questions have to do with the drum kits that our instructors and guest artists use. In response, we’ve decided to put together an article that showcases many of the drum kits that have appeared on Drumeo over the years! Casey […]

Aaron Edgar  /  Articles
A Double Kick Drummer’s
Worst Nightmare

You launch into the fifth song of your set and things are going great. The crowd is pumped, you’ve already pulled off a handful of tricky sections successfully, but then the bridge hits… You’ve got a long section of haulin’ double bass ahead of you! The first few bars go great, then all of a […]

Rob Mitzner  /  Articles
Pro Studio Tips, Part 1:
Gear Choices, Drum Tuning & Muffling

Recording in a professional studio can be inspiring and fun, but also overwhelming for drummers of any experience level. This article will discuss some pro tips for choosing the right gear to record, tuning it properly, and using basic drum muffling techniques to make your drums sound great in any studio situation.

Jared Falk  /  Articles
Everyone Has The RIGHT To Learn Drums!
As I was driving home from work today I was stuck in traffic… bad traffic. It gave me a lot of time to think about what is currently happening in the drum education industry. There are so many good teachers and websites out there, but sadly, there are so many bad ones as well. It […]

Rick Kettner  /  Articles
The Fastest Way To Get Better At Playing Drums
  When I first started to play the drums eleven years ago, I was obsessed with being a creative and “original” drummer. The idea of playing popular songs, borrowing licks from other drummers, and trying to mimic famous drum fills didn’t appeal to me. How would playing someone else’s creative patterns help me? I didn’t […]

Samantha Landa  /  Drumming Gigs
Drumming With Cirque Du Soleil
Have you ever wanted to drum in the circus? Cirque du Soleil drummer Didi Negron talks about how she got the gig and what it's like to tour around the world.

Samantha Landa  /  Articles
5 Summer Practice Tips For Drummers
Wouldn’t you rather be playing drums right now? Well, when summer is in full swing, the great outdoors has a way of diverting even the most disciplined drummer’s attention. It’s easy to forget about inverted paradiddles when the sun is out and you’d rather be biking, hiking, or meeting up with friends for a game. […]

Samantha Landa  /  Drumming Gigs
Drumming On Cruise Ships
Doug Tann spent 23 years as the Musical Director and drummer with Princess Cruises. Find out how he got his foot in the door and why he loved his job so much.

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