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Paul E

I can answer questions about repairing drums,recovering,modifying,and custom design. Questions about gigging ie. attitude to others, agents,punters,band members, family and friends etc. The philosophy of drums in general, oh yea there is a philosophy in drums and drumming.

Mike Shapiro

I can answer questions regarding drum and percussion subjects. If you have a question about technique, rudiments, grooves, fills, styles, reading (etc.) in relation to the drum set... ask away! I'm also able to help with timpani, vibes, marimba and hand percussion. I can also answer questions regarding the purchasing of drum and percussion instruments and accessories, including vintage and current items. I can help with restoration projects or research with the history of percussion instruments, music, repertoire, manufacturers etc.

the"Drum Doctor"/ Mike Fillion

All percussion & drum questions including:history-construction- repairs,refinishing,restorations,conversions,custom building & cymbal questions.Also any questions about the music business-touring-studios and producing.

Steve Parker

I can help you with setup, tuning and playing techniques of your drums.

Karl Kleinebreil

I can answer questions about the value of drums and how to do repairs and tuning. I can give advice about various stages of the drum career and advice on how to join and behave in a band and how to get other jobs in the industry. I can give advice about how to find students and run your own teaching studio and how to run a music studio from a store. I can give advice on buying and selling drums and how to build the arsenal of drums and chops you want. If you have questions about drums, I have answers.


If one has a question about building a kit or snare I can help them out in that department. I know a lot about finishes types of wood how many plys etc: If someone wanted to know a year their snare or kit was built I can help them out. I try to stay away on questions regarding how much is this or that is worth.

Lynne May

Any questions regarding drumming--rudiments, fills, beats, reading music, tabs, other topics. Any questions regarding drums--buying, tuning, etc. Please do not flag questions as "private". To do so prevents others from benefiting from the answer. For this reason,I will not answer private questions.

James Moyer

Anything in percussion or drums. Macintosh computers or music software

The Doctor

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returns 10/07/2016
I answer a variety of drums & percussion related questions. I have multiple music degrees and years of experience in the field.

When asking your question:
1. Please be clear in your message.
2. Provide actual question(s).
3. Please keep it short and concise.
4. Save my one-question-per-day for someone else if you can find the answer on your own.

Please, *no* questions regarding: serial numbers, appraisals, pricing, value, restorations, or when a particular instrument was made. Thank you.

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Hi Hank,  Excellent question. The definitions you got for a shuffle are good ones. Both shuffles and jazz rhythms are "swung" (triplet feel leaving out middle note etc.). The difference being, the patterns

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