Guide to buying a battery: essential tips

In order not to make a mistake when buying a battery, we have provided you with some very important tips. But it’s a process. You need to consider the sound you want, the amount of money you have available to buy, the musical styles you will play, etc. We’ve concocted a few things to consider in order to make the best investment with the money you have.

What do you need

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Are you learning to play the drums? Have you been playing for a while? Do you play as a hobby? Professionally? Either way, understanding what you need will help you know which drum set to choose. For example: if you are learning to play drums now, there is no need to buy a double pedal now. You should consider these and other things when choosing an instrument.

Acoustic or electronic drums

If you live in a flat, an electronic drum would be a good option for practicing without disturbing the neighbors. If you have a space like a garage (or live in a more remote location) and can invest in some insulation, then choosing an acoustic drum kit is ideal. But the choice between one or the other also depends on taste and need. For example: if you want to try out other sounds, you can do so with electronic drums. And you can even connect it to your computer to control a virtual drum set. An acoustic drum kit has more sensitivity, a timbre that you can extract, as opposed to an electronic one that works by triggering previously recorded sounds.

What styles will you play?

Do you want to play metal? Jazz? Samba? For each of these styles, there is a selection of drum parts that best generate a sound depending on what you need. For example: if you want to play jazz, you will need fewer parts than you would if you were to play metal. But here it is also necessary to know what kind of sound you want to produce with your instrument. You can also analyze the size of the drum parts, for example a smaller drum will produce a higher pitch, while a larger drum will have a lower bass.

Guitar damper: what is it, what is it for and why use it?

You saw your friend playing with something on the mouth of the guitar and you went to ask what it was and he said it was a damper. Or you may have seen someone playing with it in a video on the internet. Today we’re going to clear up your doubts about what it is, what it’s for, and how to use the damper on your guitar. What is a guitar damper? A muffler is a part that goes into the mouth of the guitar. One of the purposes of using it is to prevent feedback when playing. Therefore, the damper is used when the instrument is connected to an amplifier, hub, etc. The damper is called by other names such as anti-feedback, feedback damper, resonance reducer, among others. There are even those who call the part just feedback. The point is that it is a part that prevents that feedback when you play with the instrument connected. This damper is made of a malleable material, which prevents damage to the instrument. But it is important not to buy very malleable ear muffs, as they may n... More...

3 differences between a professional musician and an amateur

Playing the guitar may seem simple in theory, at least, any great musician will tell you that. Just learn some chords, scales and listen to the masters. With a little practice, you’re ready. But when you try to improvise, it’s not so simple. Here we will discuss the differences between a professional and an amateur musician, in 3 points, which we list below. It all starts in the study room Well, every musician practices. That’s true! But the best ones approach the idea of practice and the learning process in a unique way. Many guitarists are forced to study due to pressure from parents, teachers, or even a sense of obligation to study. After all, you should play if you really want to, otherwise, you might get frustrated. A professional, on the other hand, practices through internal motivation. For them, everything starts with inspiration, like playing for a lot of people, meeting an idol, and learning a new technique. It is important to define your personal goals and... More...

Frequently asked questions about arpeggios

Remember that this topic is about arpeggios for all instruments, not about arpeggio technique on the guitar. Both are different concepts. However, we are clarifying some doubts so that the two are no longer confused. This article aims to clarify some of the main doubts about the arpeggio. What is an arpeggio? To venture into the subject, it is important to know what arpeggio is. Basically, an arpeggio is playing the notes of a chord in succession. In other words, one at a time. For example: if we have the chord E major formed by the notes E – G # – B. If we play these notes in isolation, then we have the arpeggio of E. Many people think that the name “arpeggio” comes from the instrument called “harp” which is played by arpeggios with fingers. However, this is only a theory. We use arpeggio on the guitar, the keyboard, and the guitar. In the latter instrument, there is also a more specific technique that uses playing one string at a time and is widely... More...

Tips for success in music

We all know that a musician’s career is not easy. Today we are going to bring you an amazing article telling you the best tips to make your dream easier. See now in the articles the most quoted points by the artist. The tips will be inspired by artists who are a reference in the music and business field. You don’t need a label It’s been a long time since you sorely needed a label. In the past, everyone used them to do everything. Now we have other ways so take a chance and try everything you can. If you don’t promote and put on shows, no one will show up. There are plenty of fans out there, just know how to win them over properly. Why did you choose the song? There is no point in loving music, ask yourself why you want to continue in the music business. It is a difficult and hardworking profession like so many others. Music is basically a reflection of us, a lifestyle, everyone needs to believe and understand that. Use social media to your advantage If you are l... More...