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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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Billy Cobham free livestream from Ronnie Scott’s on 27th Feb

With tickets to his sold out shows in such high demand, Ronnie Scott’s has announced the live streaming of global drum legend Billy Cobham.  Broadcasting his full performance on Friday 27th February 23.15pm to a global audience, Ronnie Scott’s will provide an unparalleled opportunity to experience one

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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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Review: Alesis DM10X Kit Mesh

Alesis’ six-piece electronic drum kit with mesh drum heads

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Review: Evans Heavyweight heads

New super-durable, easy-to-tune heads from Evans

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Review: Mapex Mars kit

100 per cent birch, shallow-depth shells with new SONIClear bearing edges

Interviews

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Simon Phillips: Observing protocol

Simon Phillips discusses his new solo album Protocol II, playing inthe Hiromi Trio Project, and why he decided to leave Toto

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Ben Kennedy: Patience is a virtue

UK hired gun Ben Kennedy tells iDrum about working with Foxes, supporting Pharrell and the key to getting along with people on the road

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The Riser: Yiannis Sachinis and Robin Howell-Sprent – Brother & Bones

Yiannis Sachanis and Robin Howell-Sprent of Brother & Bones step onto the riser…

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