At this time of global concern, Benson Music Shop and KickStrap will monitor and post developments related to COVID-19. We will post resources here.
Resources during Corona Virus: New NAMM Foundation Webinar: Making Music Online – How-To’s for Private and Group Lessons: The one-hour webinar presented by The NAMM Foundation invites educators to, “discover online group lessons and therapeutic music-making for children and adults, and business models to move in-store music lessons online to keep students connected and making music.
Benson Music Shop now carries sE Electronics microphones. Our best seller is the V Pack Drum Mic Kits – Available for Arena, Venue and Club Kits. sE Electronics is a family owned business. Check out this video on how they craft their microphones.
Does KickStrap work? Check out this review of Kickstrap for drummers. Drum sliding problems? Hi hat sliding? Auxiliary pedal or double bass pedal sliding? Stop the creep with KickStrap from drums. Check out this review of KickStrap.
…after I was a little older and focused enough to always remember my carpet I found that with my vintage Slingerland drum kit the kick drum spurs were thin and didn’t do a great job at holding my kick drums.
My whole thing is that I practice all the time and I still do practice all the time. All day every day. And I just wanted to be so good that I could play anything. I think that’s really important. And it’s also really important to have your own style. If you just try to be someone else that may be cool but that’s not going to get you noticed or get people to want you to play drums for them.
Yeah, gospel is more about “pocket”. When I was coming up gospel music was solid. That’s what it created in a lot of drummers like me and others that stay out in L. A. They learned how to be solid. In gospel there’s different genres. I grew up under the quartet gospel feel which is more old school.
Ronald Darden is what I’d consider a pocket drummer. He learned to play in the church and you can tell that by listening to his solid funky groove. He’s a drummer forging out a musical career by hard work and perseverance
“When I was having so much trouble breathing the doctors were telling us if we can’t get this under control it could go south really quickly and we are actually talking about my funeral..”