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Lizzie joined Normans after graduating from university in Popular Music with Music Technology. She has been playing the drums for most of her life and gained a great insight into both the technical and live aspects of them. As well as the drums, Lizzie loves to play guitar and will have a go at any instrument she can get her hands on! <a href="https://plus.google.com/109542482441580610384/about?rel=author" rel="author">+Lizzie Ball</a>
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Check out Lizzie's awesome gift ideas for drummers and be prepared for birthdays and Christmas!
The month has arrived where everyone is getting ready to go back to school! If you are a keen musician I have created a list of some essentials.
A drum stick is not the only think you need the beat a drum. There are so many mallets and beaters that you can use either on your kit or on other percussion instruments!
Hand Bells are a great way to introduce percussion to anyone. They are popular amongst festive seasons especially Christmas. I have picked out my top 5 Hand Bells under £20 for some inspiration on festive presents.
A bell instrument is a hallow cup shaped object usually made out of metal. It produces its tone by being struck, either using a mallet or clapper inside. Bells come in a range or shapes and sizes, from a small hand bell to a large church bell. Here I am going to explore the different types of common bells.
With Christmas slowly creeping up on us, small hands percussion is a great idea for stocking fillers for the young ones. It's also perfect to play some Christmas music.
A-Star Percussion is great value percussion for both the classroom and personal use. From 30 player percussion packs to triangle beaters, A-Star offers everything you need to get you started.
Learning drumming styles and techniques all depends on the style of music you want to play. It is all about creating a specific rhythm to match the music.
Percussion is split between two styles, tuned percussion which usually has a skin that can be tightened or loosened to create an identified pitch and un-tuned percussion which is a raw sound when struck. Here is a list of an example of percussion instruments: