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Where To Get Instrument Insurance
Did you know your home and car insurance probably doesn't cover your instruments?

Samantha Landa  /  Beginner Lessons
7 Ways To Practice Drums Without A Drum Set
No drums? No problem! Here are a few ways to become a better drummer in other ways.

Samantha Landa  /  Gear
How To Set Up Electronic Drums (With Photos)
Learn the basics of setting up an electronic drum kit with this super easy guide.

Samantha Landa  /  Gear
How To Set Up A Drum Set (With Photos)
Calling all beginner drummers (and non-drummers): this is how to set up drums!

Samantha Landa  /  Drummers
Mike Portnoy: Everything You Need To Know About The Prog Metal Monster
Mike Portnoy has returned as the drummer of Dream Theater! Here's everything you should know about the prog metal master.

Samantha Landa  /  Drummers
Josh Freese: All About Foo Fighters’ New Drummer
The Foo Fighters have revealed Josh Freese as their new live drummer. Here's everything you need to know.

Samantha Landa  /  Health
5 Reasons Why Seniors Should Play Drums
Drumming improves memory, combats depression, burns calories and much more. Here's why seniors should play drums.

Samantha Landa  /  Song Tips
4 Reasons Why Drummers Should Use Drumless Tracks
If you want to post drum covers or correct your mistakes, you'll want to use a drumless track.

Samantha Landa  /  Tutorials & Transcriptions
Learn These 8 Christmas Songs On Drums
These 8 Christmas songs for drummers will get you in the holiday spirit.

Samantha Landa  /  Health
Am I Too Old To Learn Drums?
You aren't too old to learn drums. Here's how drummers 50+ are thriving and why starting later could actually be a good thing.

Samantha Landa  /  Health
The Best Way To Learn Drums Quickly
The best way to learn drums quickly is to identify your learning style and find lessons that match.

Samantha Landa  /  Practice Tips
3+ Drum Workout Videos That Get Results
Drumming workout videos get you practicing along with another drummer and can motivate you to play longer. Try these ones!

Samantha Landa  /  Interviews
Jim Keltner On How Drummers Can Make A Difference
Session legend Jim Keltner explains why he thinks drummers are in a great position to help the community during these difficult times.

Samantha Landa  /  Cool Gigs
Drumming On Soundtracks
Have you ever wondered who's drumming on the soundtracks for movies, TV shows or video games? Read about how MB Gordy become a session drummer (and that time he worked with Clint Eastwood).

Seamus Evely  /  Podcasts
Brandon Scott: Create With Passion
YouTuber Brandon Scott talks about drum content, COVID, self-esteem and more.

Samantha Landa  /  Drummers
5 Things Every Drummer Can Learn From Joey Jordison
Joey Jordison has created an amazing legacy for metal drummers, but it's not just headbangers who could learn a thing or two from him.

Samantha Landa  /  Hand Technique
Is Traditional Grip Dead?
Learn the history of trad grip and why most drummers use matched grip these days.

Samantha Landa  /  Interviews
The Rhythms Of Comedy
Ba dum tss! Josh Harmon, one of the most followed drummers on TikTok, talks about what happens when drums meet comedy.

Samantha Landa  /  Song Tips
How To Learn Songs On Drums
How do you learn by ear or slow down a track? This guide will help you learn a song and figure out what the drummer's playing!

Samantha Landa  /  Beginner Lessons
Are Drums Hard To Learn? (And Other Beginner Questions Answered)
Is drumming hard? Is it expensive? What's the best age to start? Find out with this FAQ for anyone who's thinking about playing drums.

Samantha Landa  /  Health
Workout Tips For Drummers
What exercises should you do to improve your drum performance? Flo Mounier, personal trainer and drummer for Cryptopsy, offers 5 tips.

Samantha Landa  /  Health
4 Ways To Trick Yourself Into Practicing Drums
Are you struggling to get into a solid practice routine? Here are four ways to trick yourself into doing it - even if you're feeling unmotivated!

Samantha Landa  /  Health
10 Things Drummers Learned In 2020
Drummers learned how to collaborate remotely, practice alone, and even live stream. What did you learn in 2020?

Samantha Landa  /  Practice Tips
5 Winter Practice Tips For Drummers
Learn how to stay warm and protect your gear during the winter.

Samantha Landa  /  Gear
How To Tune Drums (With Video/Photos)
In this ultimate guide to tuning drums, you'll learn how to make your kit sound better with different tuning methods and tips.

Samantha Landa  /  Drummers
How To Be A Supernatural Drummer
If you're an extraordinary drummer, you may want to read this. Happy Halloween!

Seamus Evely  /  Podcasts
Yoni Madar: Simple Is Not Simple
Yoni Madar is breaking new ground in drumming.

Samantha Landa  /  Drummers
Father’s Day 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.

Samantha Landa  /  Health
How Drumming Tamed His Tourette’s
Twitch streamer Greg Storey (aka 'mrgregles') found that drumming completely stopped his tics.

Samantha Landa  /  Health
Can You Drum While Pregnant? Tips For Drummer Moms
Is it safe to drum while pregnant? Can you play drums with a baby at home? Check out this special Mother's Day article.

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