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Istanbul Mehmet Co. announces new Tony Williams tribute cymbals

The Istanbul Mehmet Company has announced the introduction of a set of cymbals created in tribute to legendary drummer Tony Williams. Created as faithful replicas of the now iconic cymbals made famous by Tony Williams on the recordings of the

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DW acquires American percussion brands from Fender

Drum Workshop, Inc. and Fender Musical Instruments have finalised an asset sale agreement to purchase owned and licensed percussion brands, including Latin Percussion®, Toca® Percussion, Gretsch® Drums, Gibraltar Hardware and KAT® Percussion from Fender’s KMC subsidiary. Ovation® Guitars, and exclusive

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Jojo Mayer Secret Weapons Part 2 Now Available for Instant Download from Hudson Music

Jojo Mayer’s comprehensive guide to foot technique for drummers is now available for instant download from HudsonMusic.com. Contents includes bass drum technique fundamentals – heel-down and heel-up playing, playing “in” vs. “out” of the bass drum, the pivot, bass drum

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Funky Fives

Quirky quintuplets to funkify your grooves

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Hands and Feet Tied – part III

Free your hands and feet with these co-ordination challenges

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Progressing beats

Jungle Drummer brings one-bar or eight-bar breaks, the choice is yours…

Features

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Heroes of drumming: Butch Vig

Producer-turned-drummer-turned-star. How often does that happen?

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Healthy Mind, Healthy Body

Ideas to warm you up in a relaxed and calm way

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The Riser: Stuart Browne

Stuart Browne – Mr So & So

Gear

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Stagg Sensa Series Cymbals

Stagg’s new Sensa cymbals are described as ‘an ideal all-round series for drummers searching for cymbals with flexibility and variation of tone’ and their new effect cymbals promise to bring a modern, trashy sound to the range. Drummer had a range of 10 cymbals to review

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Alesis DM10X Kit Mesh

Alesis’ six-piece electronic drum kit with mesh drum heads – Words: Hannah Butler Images: Thru-A-Lupe Photographic

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Provenance Snare Drums

What do the West Pier at Brighton and a 1962 VW van have in common? We find out…

Interviews

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It’s only rock’n’roll…

We meet the drummers who put the beat into the heart of 1950s British rock‘n’roll.

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The French connection

Bastille’s beat provider Chris ‘Woody’ Wood on ascending through the musical ranks, technology and mega-tours. Words: Andy Hughes. Images: Gregory Nolan

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Fresh from his appearance on BGT, MckNasty gives us an insight into his background, his future and his very unique style of playing… Words: Jungle Drummer. Images: Thru-a-Lupe photographic

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