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Drummers!! - We have drum links to sites with FREE lessons, tips, and techniques for all standards and styles. Excellent online drum magazines, articles on drum programming and even a drum jazz/rock record label with seperate pages for various percussion instruments coming soon!

drumsDrum & Percussion Accessories has been re-vamped and is now packed with a range of drum kit packages, percussion instruments and essential accessories!

Drum Audio CD's, Vinyl & Software programs including Drum Tools & Samples for programming drummers/songwriters plus a selection of Drum/Percussion Albums and Singles.

Drum TabDrum Tabs has a selection of Free drum tabulature and links to Drum Tab Archives and Tab Search plus you will find Freeware Tab & Rhythm software in the Downloads section.

Sounds & Samples Software and links to free drum, percussion and other instrument samples available for use in your tracks.

In August 1999 the club organised a successful DRUM CLINIC hosted by BOB HENRIT (Kinks/Argent/Arbiter) and our recommended drum tutor ROB STEVENS, who provides drum lessons for all standards, Click Here to Visit Rob's Page for further details.

Drum Manufacturers, Drum Makers, Drum Retailers & Suppliers listings. Particular mention has to go to Lou at Supreme Drums which was based in Leyton, North London, UK (now closed) whose help and support towards the Club when we first started was 'Supreme' Indeed and of course Rob at Wembley Drum Center whose help, support and advice have been invaluable. (Wembley Drum Center) featured article & photos can be found in the NEWSLETTER and PAST EVENTS section.

Drum Sites that deserve a look? - Got to be Mike Dolbear.com Full of reviews, tips, monthly lesson, drumschool, drum events & more - send him YOUR reviews, news, stories and experiences and - Learn to Play Drums with Jock Cree, catch up with the Phat B band, read Johns latest novella, listen or download John Scott Cree's new album. (Lovers of Blues/Folk & Laughter should give this a listen - read review!!) Drummers Web - a useful classifieds site for drummers & percussionists to sell or buy 2nd hand kits.   The best Drum Lesson Resource on the internet has to be Drum Bum for its well ordered collection of descriptive links to online drum lessons.

Don't forget our List, Links & Descriptions of Drum Manufacturers, Makers & Suppliers available at Drum Accessories Section.

Percussion Instruments

DholThe Dhol is a large drum hollowed out from wood and covered with skin at both ends.

It is a popular folk and tribal instrument played with a pair of sticks and often used as a prelude to an important announcement.

TablaThe Tabla consists of two drums, one being bass and the other the treble side. The bass drum body is made of metal whilst the treble drum body is made of wood. Both are covered with goatskins with paste of iron filings and flour in the centre. An incredible range of sounds are created by using the fingers and palms of the hands, striking them on the different areas of the skin.

Tambourine The Tambourine is a circular wooden frame, somtimes with skin across one side and small 'cymbals' interspersed around the frame. Nowadays they can be made of plastic or metal and come in a range of shapes. The tambourine is shaken, tapped with the hand or against parts of the body to produce rhythmic sounds.Tambourine

Drum & Percussion Links

Free Online Lessons, Books, Videos

Bongo resources
at Rhythm Web history

site dedicated to the Bodhran, excellent resource.

Concepts & Grouping Lesson
at The Drum Machine

Danman's Drum/Percussion Department
has sample drum instruction, 'how to's in Rock & Blues.

Drum Corps UK
Website for drum corps members.

Dumbek Lessons
hand drum rhythms

Drum Bum
USA site with T-Shirts, Music Gifts & hundreds of links to lessons on drumming and percussion techniques. Lessons are arranged by subject, including basic beats, ghost strokes, linear drumming, phrasing, soloing, and syncopation. Also provides information on buying and setting up a drum kit, and associated health issues.

Free Online Drum Lessons for students of all levels from complete beginner to advanced musician.

Drum Lesson Database
over 400 free drum lessons in a variety of styles including blues, bossa nova & more

A free, open source, web oriented drum patterns generator

Drum Web
Drums Around the World - Drum Tab, Lessons, Advice, Links

Learn to play drums with Jock Cree

Groove Gallery
ASCII transcriptions of rhythms for drum set. MIDI loops and MP3 samples are provided, as are original source files in Virtual Drummer format provided by Debris.com.

Hammerhead Rhythm Station
FREE Software Drum Machine for Windows

Harmony Central
Drum and percussion articles, lesson links, product news and reviews.

History of Drums and Percussion
A quick guide on the history and timeline.

Jahruba and The African Connection
Jahruba Lambeth's homepage includes information about his upcoming reggae festivals and storytelling events. Look at his schedule of hand drumming workshops. Check out the only link to Oklahoma drum circles.

Musical Furnishings
Musical instruments that are also furniture! Fascinating benches, chests, tables and chairs that play like marimba and xylophones.

Percussive Arts Society
Not-for-profit educational organization, promoting drums and percussion through network of performers, teachers, students, enthusiasts and sustaining members.

Play Drums
Lessons, educators, events, programs and tips.

Planet Sound Community Arts
organising Drum and Music projects for young people

Seattle Drummer
List of Northwest drummers mixed with resources, interviews and news.

Studio Microphone Techniques
for setting up and recording drums and Taiko from construction to lessons are just two of several useful articles at DrumDojo.com

Tab Crawler
Drum & Guitar Tabs & Lessons, extensive searchable database with all styles and genres of music.

The Drum Page
This site will continually update to provide a simple list of percussion company web sites or other interesting sites for drummers.

The Drum Machine
Free Drum Lessons & Tuition with some accompanying Midi files

The Hip Rhythm Digest
A collection of transcriptions of famous grooves and solos, along with rudiments and exercises, in PDF. Also download samples of most pieces.

Tomas Howie Drumming Web
Free Online Drum Lessons, Tips, Advice & Links

Tools for Beginning Drummers
Provides links to various drum related sites.