[Achieving the best from your drums by Waywood Music]



[Pearl Marvin 'Smiity' Smith snare drum]Getting the best from your drums involves a lot more than just knowing how to tune and play them properly. The other vital dimension is your interaction with the other musicians in the band.

The following pages will help you with all aspects of of drums, from selecting, setting-up and tuning to repairing and restoring. You will discover how to warm-up before the gig and warm-down after the gig to avoid those 'morning after' aches and pains. You will also learn ways to increase your creativity as a musician and how to become sought after for your talent, ability and character.

Select the appropriate heading from the following list to access the information you require.


Kit Set-Up & Posture: Maximum impact with minimum effort

Tuning: Give the drums chance to sound their best

Warm-Up & Stamina: Finish as you started

Warm-Down Exercises for After the Gig: Avoid the 'day after' aches & pains

Working with Clicks: Are we slaves or masters?

Playing Tips: Make it easy on yourself

Something a Little Bit Different: Challenge yourself to be more creative


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