Creative Drumming Workshop with John Citrone

I had the great pleasure of attending local drumming legend, John Citrone's Creative Drumming Workshop at Clark's Music Center on July 24th. (I know, I know, this post is little late, doh...) Always so much fun to hang out with Clark and Joseph in the store for these...

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It’s A Major Award

When I started this drum blog and platform to share my various thoughts and experiences with the drum set I frankly thought the site would sit in the bowels of the internet where the musings of cat videos and lost social memes dwell. To my utter surprise, rngeer.com...

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Joseph’s Drum Tuning Clinic

I had a great time last week attending Joseph Kirkwood's free drum tuning clinic at his family's store Clark's Music Center. Tuning the drums isn't my most favorite thing to do but is obviously necessary for an awesome sound in a home recording studio or any drumming...

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Wax On

Well after giving the new ProMark Active Grip Drumsticks I bought from Clark's Music Center a few months back quite a run through, I found myself going "back to the wax" ha. The concept and execution of the coating is indeed an excellent idea from D'Addario & Co but...

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Getting a Grip

I stopped by Clark's Music Center last weekend to check out the swap meet and hang out a bit with Clark, Joseph and Larry Steele, author of As I Recall. Larry has authored a great book about local bands in Jacksonville, Florida in the 60's and the early days of Jax...

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Ok, where were we??

The latter half of 2016 was a doozy, full of realistic life responsibilities and unforeseen complicating issues that demanded more time than I would have liked. Alas... a new year is afoot and my recent fidgeting about along with music and whaling away with my...

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Making Of The Audix D6

Check out this cool video I found during lunch about how Audix D6 bass drum mics are made that came across my news feed from Modern Drummer. I have always been fascinated with the technology it takes to make consumer products. I am also a fan of the show "How It's...

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“Oh My Aching Arse”

I have heard that line from my Dad many times over the years. But now literally it applies. The TAMA brand drum throne that I have used for as long as I can remember has become quite tergid over the years. The gradual transition has gone unnoticed from my posterior...

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The Weaker Link

In every chain of reasoning, the evidence of the last conclusion can be no greater than that of the weakest link of the chain, whatever may be the strength of the rest. Thomas Reid In my case it is definitely my left hand. I started drumming in my early years on my...

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Diril Cymbals At Clark’s Music Center Video Sound Samples

Clark and Joseph Kirkwood have put together a great series of video and sound samples of the new Diril Cymbals he is now carrying at Clark's Music Center. Credit to John Rob Holland at Red Bird Studios for an awesome production and sound quality for an online...

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A Christmas Miracle (a little late)

After spending eons trying to get the sympathetic snare drum buzz problem under control, I had an epiphany. Since I am not a fan of using duct tape on the drum heads in a crisis (what a mess) and no amount of Moon Gel and tuning variations were working to help. I...

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Diril Cymbals Coming To Clark’s Music Center

My buddy Clark Kirkwood, owner of Clark's Music Center in Jacksonville, Florida gave me a heads up on a new line of cymbals that he will be carrying in March of this year - Diril Cymbals. Ibrahim Diril who has been working in the cymbal making industry since he was 17...

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Winter Frost

Ahhh...  winter is upon us in North East Florida finally, a time for change and apparently some gloomy weather. Just this January we actually saw some foliage color that we normally would see in November or December. Either way time keeps on marching forward... I...

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Subdivisions Hommage

Here is a mix my buddy Brett did of our collaborative tribute to RUSH and 40 years of greatness (minus vocals as we both can't hit that range, nor can I sing at all ha). It is always fun to play music from my roots and I love that the quality is getting a lot better...

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Get A Grip Man

One of the aspects of drumming that actually drives me crazy is a slick and slippery drumstick. The extra force it takes to grip the stick with more firmness actually leads to fatigue in my playing. It has always been an issue for me even back to my marching band...

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Drumstick Back Pressure, Is That A Thing?

Well to me it is, not sure if it truly exists. Recently while practicing with Anders Qvicker's new project I was noticing that my arms started to feel light and my tom fills were missing some punch. Years ago when I slowed down playing I switched from my tried and...

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Anders’ Return

I am very excited to post that my buddy Anders Qvicker in Sweden has picked up his guitar again and is starting to record new material. I thoroughly enjoyed playing to his originals in the past and he has proffered up a new song for me to work up some acoustic drum...

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Enter Audix

After struggling with the MXL Drum Cubes placement and spill from other instruments I decided to make a change. The cubes sound great and would work better for me if I were using them in a lower tom count like a trap set. I prefer to have all of my toms individually...

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Subdivided

Here is a snippet from my drum track for our RUSH Subdivisions tribute song with my buddies Brett and Joe I recorded last weekend. I hope to have a mix soon to share with everyone. I really enjoy creating my own drum parts for new music but answered the call to do...

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Caught In The Snare

So after some diligent head replacing, tuning and retuning of the snare I still have a dreaded resonant snare buzz. I really wouldn't think much of it since it is a natural phenomenon but it is really loud and long and messing with the mix, more than I like when I hit...

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