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The 10 Greatest Drum Songs You’ve Never Played

The 10 Greatest Drum Songs You’ve Never Played

Hi there fellow drummers, Kevin and I were recently going over the orders CRDC has been receiving, and our curiosity brought us to examine the charts that you all have requested from our library the most. And that led me to thinking... We tend to gravitate to what is...

Tips On Reading Drum Music

Tips On Reading Drum Music

Adapted excerpt from the book Easy Rock Drum Charts by James Morton I started writing these charts decades ago as an exercise to myself, and also as a teaching aid to my students for reading drum music. But don't be surprised if you enjoy yourself in the process of...

The Night My Career Changed – Mental Attitude & Playing Focused

The Night My Career Changed – Mental Attitude & Playing Focused

As I write this, I am about to start the second in a series of five gigs this weekend. I've got about ten minutes to start time, and I thought I'd write a little bit about a particular night many years ago that brought me to the point to where I am today. In fact, if...

Hone Your Skills: Minimizing Weaknesses and Maximizing Strengths

Hone Your Skills: Minimizing Weaknesses and Maximizing Strengths

Each drummer is unique, and it goes without saying that everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses. But if you're at all serious about drumming, your goal should quite obviously be to minimize your weaknesses and have as many strengths as possible. If your goal...

The Best Drummer Jokes To Give You A Big Laugh

The Best Drummer Jokes To Give You A Big Laugh

There are jokes for every musician, but no others quite compare to the harshness and hilarity of drummer jokes. Musicians of other instruments can get ragged on (i.e. Q. How many girl singers does it take to change a light bulb? A. One. She holds it while the world...

Drumming Is Dancing: Inspiration from a Martiniquen Shirt

Drumming Is Dancing: Inspiration from a Martiniquen Shirt

A while back I was going through a box of rags to do some chores when I came across an old tee shirt I had bought on my honeymoon. My wife and I were on the island of Martinique (where the merengue dance originated) more than 25 years ago, when we came upon this...

The Importance Of Vocalizing

The Importance Of Vocalizing

In 1979, the great violinist Isaac Stern visited China, to perform and give master classes. A young violinist in one of those classes was struggling through a musical passage. She was hitting all the notes in the right places, but something was missing. Stern asked...

Printable Drum Sheet Music

Printable Drum Sheet Music

At Classic Rock Drum Charts we provide a collection of printable drum sheet music for hundreds of songs from the 50s onwards. You can see our full library of individual charts here, or get the entire discounted collection here. The Internet sure has changed things....

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