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How To Assist Your Child's Learning With The Right Piano

There are tonnes of studies and articles about the benefits of children learning music. Music can play a big part in a child’s development – from memory to patience, plus helping with cognitive and social skills. Music is a universal language that can benefit anyone and everyone, regardless of background and age. So, you’ve decided to get your child started in learning a musical instrument. Congratulations! There are many instruments to choose from. Strings, woodwind, brass, percussion….but unless your child has a strong preference to play a particular instrument, I feel that learning a keyboard instrument is a great place…

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V-Drums for the Gigging Drummer

As drummers, we are told many things. Play in time. Drive the show. Keep it solid. Have great feel. Have a great time…and DON’T HIT SO HARD! Playing with quiet intensity is one of the most difficult things to achieve for any musician. It’s extra hard for acoustic drummers with no volume control knob! Contributed…

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Which Headphones Are Right For Me?

Headphones are one of the greatest technological creations of the 20th century. If you don’t think that’s true, take a look in any bus, train, street or park, in any town or city you like. You’ll spot people enjoying podcasts on their way to work, music while they’re jogging, or working via a business call…

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Backing Tracks And Samples At The Gig – The Easy Way

One of the more common challenges that musicians, artists and performers seek to overcome is how to replicate their studio mixes in a live situation. It can be disheartening when you’ve put time, effort and money into perfecting a mix, audio phrase or sample, and then have to settle for an inferior version or worse…

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Kick It! How To Take Your Biggest Drum Anywhere

Let’s face facts. Kick drums are not the easiest instrument to transport. Sure, they sound fantastic but they’re bulky, require space and if you’re busking solo, can become cumbersome and might even need amplifying. On top of that, kick drums can sound wildly different depending on what you use them for. Do you want a…

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Percussion Without Pain – How To Expand Your Percussion Setup

As a percussionist, the range of instruments that you are expected to carry and know how to play is immense. Luckily, the Roland SPD::ONE PERCUSSION can help you to streamline your setup. A performance-oriented tool for any live situation, the SPD::ONE PERCUSSION gives you access to instruments that you would not dream of taking to…

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The Easy Solution To Playing Electro Drum Sounds

The drummer’s role as the timekeeper and driving force of the band has evolved over time. Expectations are high for us to enhance both the tightness of the band’s performance and its sonic impression. For a conventional acoustic drummer, the technical side of this task can seem daunting. Asking for some “80s” sounding snares and…

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Electronic Drums Q&A

Need to know the score about electronic drums? Looking for answers, but don’t have the time to scour the forums… or worse, face the trolls when you post a question? Well, fret no more. Here are some of the most common questions we get asked about V-Drums – all in one place, and not a…

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Typical Drum Playing Techniques with V-Drums

A common assumption about electronic drums is that as a player, you will lose the ability to express yourself as easily as you can on acoustic drums. Contributed by Simon Ayton for the Roland Australia Blog With acoustic drums and cymbals, sounds can vary dramatically. This depends on many factors, which include drum material, size,…

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Expanding And Customizing Your V-Drums

Drummers love to expand and customize their kits. Customizing a kit helps to reflect a drummers personality, as well as assisting them with fitting into any musical situation. Already well known for their huge possibilities for great sounds and playability, Roland’s V-Drums are also capable of some fantastic customizing. Apart from making sure you have…

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Roland SPD-SX Sampling Pad vs Roland OCTAPAD SPD-30

Spend a little time loitering on the live circuit and pretty soon you’ll see a pro musician beating on two mysterious black boxes bearing the Roland logo. Both of these units sound equally awesome, creating mind-blowing sounds that drag percussion into a bold new dawn. They look kinda similar, too, with rubber pads, LEDs and…