Improve your drumming FAST, with our Better Drumming In 10 Minutes technique feature this month. Spending just 10 minutes on these drumming exercises, which are aimed at three levels of ability, will take your playing to the next level!
We meet Dan Kavanagh and Jamie Lenman, who together are responsible for some of the most challenging beats in UK rock! We round up more of the most exciting and innovative new drum gear unveiled a the Winter NAMM show in Anaheim. UK jazz ace Mark Mondesir shares his unique approach to the kit and drumming philosophy, plus Japanese drumming superstar Yoshiki reveals the amazing story behind Japan’s metal masters X Japan, and we get behind the kit with Black Sabbath legend Bill Ward!
Win a pair of Roland's SPD: One percussion pads worth £484!
With 22 realistic percussion sounds to enhance your beats, with additional space to add your own sounds, while on-board controls put sound selection, volume, balance and a raft of effects at your fingertips. The powerful WAV pad gives you instant access to your own samples, backing tracks and click tracks in a single portable unit. Both pads also come with a handy mount adaptor for convenient positioning around your kit, making your next hybrid performance a breeze!
You can win these ace perc pads in this month's Rhythm!
Our gear review photography is second to none, so you can really see the beauty of the fantastic gear our experts cast their eye and sticks over each month. As you can see here - in April's Rhythm, check out this stunning new Spaun Hybrid Acrylic and Maple kit, plus we get hands-on with new cymbals from Zildjian and new snares from Green Drum Co, HHG and SJC Drums, plus we take a look at the Special Edition of Roland’s essential perc pad the SPD-SX.
This month's drum tuition includes lessons in 5-over-4 polyrhythms, quarter-note triplet independence, paradiddles, triplet quads and more.
Learn to play John Bonham’s brilliant groove on Led Zeppelin’s ‘Good Times Bad Times’ and the Steely Dan track ‘Peg’, featuring the playing of Rick Marotta.