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The Mambo: The Cuban Rhythm That Makes Feet Dance

The mambo is a Cuban genre of music and dance that combines traditional Cuban music with the highly Americanized forms of swing and big band. It's a very syncopated type of music, a style that finds its footing in rhythm as opposed to melody (though melody, of course, plays its role). Mambo is always played in 4/4 time and uses an amalgamation of American big band instruments and those found in traditional Latin styles; mambo bands will typically have a horn section in a addition to the very percussive bong...

 


8 Easy Musical Instruments That You Can Learn To Play Quickly

There is really nothing in the world like music. There have been studies to show the amazing effect that is has on the human brain, such as the link between music and spatial intelligence. The only thing that can compare with listening to music is the ability to make our own music.Not everyone is as gifted as the rest when it comes to playing music. Not all of us have the time, or want to invest the time in learning to play a complicated instrument such as the piano. That does not mean that we don't all wan...

 


Make A Drum Set - 5 Reasons To Escape High Drum Prices And Make Your Own Drum Set

Learning how to make a drum set is easier than riding a bike. And believe me.. once you know HOW to ride that bike, you'll never get off. Grasping the simple art of drum making is easy... it doesn't matter how much drum building experience you have or how good of a drummer you are, YOU can learn to make a drum set with barely any tools and build it practically anywhere. One of our clients that saw our Guerrilla Drum Making DVD built an entire drum kit in his apartment in Japan, another one is about 10 year...

 


Drums - A History of Brands

Whether you are a beginning drummer or an old pro you may be thinking about replacing your old drum set. But, have you decided on a specific brand?Since there are many different drum manufacturers on the market, choosing a new drum set can be a little challenging. Here's a little background and history on some of the most popular drum brands on the market today...YamahaYamaha first manufactured drums in 1968. Early Yamaha drum equipment borrowed concepts from from Ludwig drum set models. But Yamaha soon acq...

 


Playing Drums - 3 Ways to Change Your Mindset for Success

Do you realize if a new drummer has the mindset of never becoming a great drummer, he or she will never be a great drummer? Continuing to think the way you've always thought will keep you right where you are. You will never rise above the way you see yourself.If you say you can, or if you say you cannot do something, you're absolutely correct either way. Most everything is a state of mind. Just like being able to play double bass is a state of mind, mastering all forty rudiments is also a state of mind. You...

 


Playing Drums - 6 Common Traits Among Great Drummers

How does one become a truly great drummer? Even though drummers are as diverse as anyone else, the truly great ones share some things in common. Here are six common traits that all great people who play drums have...1. Great drummers know themselves. They understand their talents and strengths, and they know how to use them to their advantage.2. Great drummers are open to feedback. They learn from the opinions of other who play drums. Even the opinions of less accomplished drummers.3. Great drummers are eag...

 




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