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Claus Hessler at Leeds Drum Academy on 23rd May

Claus Hessler is heading to the Leeds Drum Academy for a master class and drum clinic this Saturday, 23rd May. Besides soloing/playing along with tracks from his musical projects, Claus will be covering his favourite topics of open handed playing

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Meinl Drum Festival Tickets Go On Sale

Tickets for the 10th anniversary Meinl Drum Festival are now on sale! Standard pre-sale price – € 19 Reduced price for students – € 12 Children up to 12 years – free This year, the festival line up includes Luke Holland/Thomas Lang,

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Moni Lashes’ 24-hour drumming World Record attempt

Australian drummer Moni Lashes, from rockers The Babes, is attempting an official World Record for charity on Friday 20th March. To raise awareness and fundraise for life-saving medical treatment for her dad’s multiple sclerosis, Moni Lashes is attempting to be

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Ash Soan explores limb independence

Download Ash Soan’s accompanying dots here I’d like to talk about limb independence. I feel very strongly that if you practise any groove, idea or fill it should be musical and usable in your actual line of work as a

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Anika Nilles: Sixteenth-note quintuplets – part two

Part two of Anika Nilles’ tuition series on sixteenth-note quintuplets

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Anika Nilles – Sixteenth-note quintuplets: part one

Our new tutor guides you through fives

Features

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Musicians’ Union: Pain prevention

The MU’s guide to dealing with music performance-related pain

Musicians’ Union: Inspiring Music Teachers

The MU explains their new campaign: Support My Music Teacher

Vintage Drums, Legendary Sounds: Revisiting Trixon

A look at one of the more interesting brands to come out of Europe: Trixon.

Gear

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PDP Ltd Edition Bubinga snare drums

Thick wood-shell snare drums for less than £270? This we had to investigate… Words: Nick Carter   Images: Thru-A-Lupe Photographic When PDP informed us that they would like to send us through a selection of their new snare drums, we

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Review: Vic Firth VicKick bass drum beaters

Fatten your bottom end with these new beaters from Vic Firth

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Review: Pearl Limited VBA Artisan II kit

Superb looks and sounds from Pearl’s latest addition to the Vision family

Interviews

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Eric Harland: A swinging time

With a list of credits that reads like a ‘who’s-who’ of the jazz world, Eric Harland is no stranger when it comes to getting creative with the greats…

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Fall Out Boy’s Andy Hurley: Back to business

Andy Hurley talks us through Fall Out Boy’s four-year break, drum solos, and his new-found confidence

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The Riser: Sean Gorman, In Search Of Sun

In Search Of Sun formed in 2011 and are from London. Their drummer, Sean Gorman, tells us about the band’s debut album, tour, and playing at the Royal Albert Hall as a ‘wee nipper’…

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