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Help, advice and support for your instrument and weekely lessons.
- Authentic sound and feel
- Better understanding of drum kit assembly
- Cheaper to buy than electronic kits
- Quiet (headphones)
- Smaller than an acoustic kit
- Choice of drum kit sounds
Our drum kit curriculum follows the Trinity Guildhall graded books from both the Drum Kit and Rock & Pop series (see below), please always check with your tutor before purchasing. During the lessons, our tutors may also work from additional resources and work sheets which they will be able to provide you with.
Drum sticks are available in a number of sizes which is determined its number and letter. For beginners, the stick's number is more important (and noticable) than the letter, which is for more aquired tastes.
- The higher the number, the thinner the stick, 7A's are suitable for young beginners and experienced jazz players.
- The letter refers to the taper of the stick's shoulder. An A stick has a more gradrual taper than a B.
- Most sticks have a Wood or Nylon tip. Nylon tips produce a brighter tone whereas wooden tips are more durable.
We have a number of drum kit tutorials covering stick grip, advice and grade 1, 2 and 3 rudiments.