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Premier wins at MIAs for Modern Classic drum set

Premier has won Rhythm Percussion Product of the Year Award at the MIA Music Awards 2014 for the Modern Classic drum set. The MIA Music Awards, organised by the Music Industries Association, honour the best selling, most reliable and innovative

Thomann launches new Kid’s Percussion Range

Thomann has developed an innovative percussion range, designed to offer a safe, musical education for young children and toddlers. Musikhaus Thomann, Europe’s largest music store, is now offering a new product line of percussion instruments for children aged one year

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Rockschool launch new iPad app for drummers

Rockschool, the world’s leading rock and pop music exam board, has just launched its exam pieces on a new iPad app – changing the way music education is delivered in the UK. For the first time, drum teachers and pupils

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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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Standing in the foreground

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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