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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: Stagg Sensa Series cymbals

The latest range from Stagg, with new effect cymbals

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Read Audio R302 IEMs and Amplified earplugs

Read Audio’s custom made, triple driver in-ear monitors and earplugs get put to the test

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Review: Sonor Perfect Balance pedal by Jojo Mayer

Sonor Perfect Balance pedal by Jojo Mayer

Interviews

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Mike Portnoy: Making the connection

Mike Portnoy on the Winery Dogs, new albums, connecting with the crowd and who he likes to see playing drums

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The Riser: Felix Archer, Amber Run

Amber Run are a five-piece band who met at university in Nottingham and formed in 2012. Drummer Felix Archer tells us about their new EP and upcoming tour.

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Pat Lundy – Friends with benefits

In light of Funeral For A Friend announcing the release of the Hours – Live at Islington Academy live Album + DVD on 15 June via End Hits Records… we dig back in the archive to find this interview with drummer Pat Lundy.

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