Press Release : Snare Line Product Launch

11202966_497138653771121_4441679629901280368_oI am excited to support the Snare Line brand and stock their new drum pad range.  The official launch of the pads has finally arrived, after many months (actually, years!) of research, testing and adjusting. For pipe band drummers, this is a must-have product – the feel, texture and response are fantastic.

The pads look stunning, with high-end finishes and superb quality materials. Drummers enjoy slick gear, and the Snare Line brand has hit the nail on the head.

Check out their official page for full information – www.snareline.equipment

You can grab yours at your local retailer (we have them here in stock at www.come2drum.com)

Learn Scottish Drumming

It has never been easier to learn the art of Scottish drumming.  You can now get your hands on the  “How-To” Guide to Scottish Drumming, available for instant download in e-book format.

 

That’s right, you can pick up all of the essential drumming skills you will need to master the basics of Scottish drumming.  Come2Drum is the Worlds leading online educator for Scottish drumming. Check out the E-Books, Video Lessons, Skype lessons & more at Come2Drum.com

 

Go to COME2DRUM and check out :

Step-by-Step Guides to Pipe Band Drumming

Structured Video Lesson Series’

Skype Lessons for Scottish Drumming

Good luck on your journey of musical fulfilment!

Make sure and “tap” into your potential.

Guide to Pipe Band Drumming – The Collection

Hot off the Press! You can now get your hands on the Guide to Pipe Band Drumming – The Collection.  Instead of buying volume 1 and volume 2 separately, you can now buy “The Collection” which offers you both Volumes’ as a combo package.

You will save yourself almost 50% if you opt for the Collection! 

What do you get?

– Over 140 pages of Structured Scottish Snare Drum Instruction

– Over 100 Audio tracks to accompany the E-Books

Who uses the Guide to Pipe Band Drumming E-Books?

– Tutors wanting to have a thorough and detailed resource to teach with

– Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Drummers

– Drum Kit & Percussion Professionals

– Pipe Bands and School Organisations

So what is actually in the E-Books?

Volume 1 : Step-by-Step instruction to master the basics of Pipe Band Drumming

14 individual chapters

Basic Drumming Rudiments – Doubles, Paradiddles, Flams

Intermediate Drumming Rudiments – Drags, Swiss Ruffs, Ratamacues

A collection of Scottish Snare Drum Rudiments

Volume 2 : The core of the book has been split into three primary sections – Rhythm, Phrasing & Technical Execution.

Key ingredient # 1 : Rhythm –  Here you will work through 13 pages of solid rhythmic development

Key ingredient # 2 : Phrasing – Now you can develop your feel & flow with 20 pages of intense Phrase Workouts

Key Ingredient # 3 : Technical Execution – Now for the biggest challenge, 30 pages of the toughest rudiments in drumming

Do you want to challenge yourself and take your drumming to the next level? Together, the book & audio tracks work as a powerful tool of self-improvement to help you discover the talent within.

Regular price $84.98

Special Price ONLY $43.99 ( that’s a saving of almost 50%)

Get Your Copy Today

Pipe Band Drumming Workshop

Well, it happened again….only it was even bigger and better than ever.

The Canberra College of Piping and Drumming hosted their annual Workshop for bagpipers and drummers. This special event brought in players from all over Australia, U.K and New Zealand. The Worlds top piping and drumming experts offered their advice, skills and knowledge.

The teaching line-up included Jim Kilpatrick, Tyler Fry, Jori Chisholm, Greg Wilson, Stuart Liddell, James Laughlin, Brenton Earl, Richard Hawke, Grant Cassidy and Ken Maltman.

Pipe Band drumming lessons were offered to students of all levels.  People arrived, wanting to know how to play the Scottish drums, and they left with all the skills and ability to play the pipe band drum!

What topics were covered at the pipe band drumming workshop ?

Drum Rolls

Paradiddle Development

Rhythmic Exercises

Playing drum scores

And way more!

James Laughlin released his new book, Learn Pipe Band Drumming Volume 2, at the Canberra piping and drumming workshop. You can get your hands on a copy here.  If you are just starting to learn pipe band drumming, then James Laughlins Guide to Pipe Band Drumming Volume 1 would be the best option for you!

Don’t forget to check out the C2D Studio – the worlds first and only digital scottish drumming studio.

Pipe Band Drum Scores from the RUC – for instant download

For all of you pipe band drumming enthusiasts out there, you can now download the Pipe Band Drumming Compositions Book by the RUC Drum Corps.  Featured composers include the late Bobby Rea, Gary Corkin, Robert Holland and other drummers from the RUC drum corps.

The RUC Drum corps became World Champions in 2000 at the World Pipe Band Championships – they are renowned as one of the Worlds finest drum corps’.

Some personal highlights from the book – Bobby Rea’s Lord Alexander Kennedy, his score for the Cameronian Rant and Robert Holland’s Cathy’s Willie Reel that featured in the Worlds Medley of 2000.

These scores are ideal for the intermediate and advanced Scottish drummer, many of todays top professional pipe band drummers are playing these scores.

You can now download the book instantly from www.come2drum.com or you can even just download one chapter at a time.

I hope you all enjoy these top pipe band drum scores.

Brought to you by http://www.come2drum.com – Your pipe band educator and Scottish drumming supplier.

Learn More About Scottish Drums

Many people often ask “what is the difference between the snare drum, the big drum and the other drum!?”.  Well, each of the drums within the pipe band has a unique role and function.

The Scottish Side Drum ( also known as the scottish snare drum, the high tension side drum or the pipe band snare) is the high-pitched drum with a very high-tension system.  The top head is made of Kevlar (Remo Cyber max and the Andante Core Tec are the two main brands) and the bottom head is made of mylar(Remo Ambassador is the main brand).  The key drum manufacturers are Andante Percussion, Pearl and Premier. They all make a great drum but they all offer different benefits. 

The Scottish Tenor Drum is a much lower and richer sounding drum than the side drum. It is also played with different mallets (the TyFry Tenor Mallet is the most commonly played mallet universally) that produce a much softer and more subtle sound.  Tenor drummers also create a very cool visual effect by flourishing or “twirling” the sticks. Check out this video to see for yourself.  Both the top and bottom head are made from mylar (Remo PowerMax and Aquarian Hosbilt are the main brands).

The Scottish Bass Drum – this is a much larger (usually 28″ by 16″) drum and produces a very rich and deep sound in comparison to the other drums.  Again, this drum is played with a mallet – much softer than the side drum sticks.  The Bass drum is considered the “heart-beat” of the band. Both heads are also made of mylar and are often decorated with logos.  Hosbilt, Andante, Pearl and Premier all manufacture quality bass drums.

To find out more about pipe band drumming please contact james@come2drum.com or visit www.come2drum.com 

There are also some learning options for those of you who would like to learn Scottish Drumming.  You can download the “Guide to Pipe Band Snare Drumming” instantly from www.come2drum.com

So what is available to those who want to learn more about Scottish drumming?

Learn Pipe Band Drumming Book and MP3′s – Available as an INSTANT DOWNLOAD or a hard copy book. The perfect start for any snare drummer. Whether you are an absolute beginner, an intermediate player trying to improve the basics, or a drummer with a different background dabbling in scottish drumming for the first time, this 65 page e-book and 43 track MP3 accompaniment outlines snare drumming from the very basics of learning how to hold the stick, understanding basic theory, developing basic rhythms, mastering the essential rudiments and learning your first drum settings.

Scottish Drum Scores to Download –

The collection of pipe band drum scores are all composed by James Laughlin.  James focusses strongly on the ensemble aspect of composition, all drum scores match and enhance the bagpipe melody to offer the listener a balance of excitement and swing. Click on your favourite pipe band drum score and have it instantly in your inbox with a clearly written drum score, and a high quality recording!

Free Pipe Band Drum Socres –  Enjoy 100 + Free Scottish drum scores at http://www.come2drum.com

Online Pipe Band Drumming Lessons – Scottish drumming lessons available to anyone in the World who wants to enjoy quality tuition from a World Champion drummer.   The drumming lessons are performed over Skype with web cam and mic – the results have been amazing!

You can also check out the following Youtube, Twitter and Facebook pages to keep you informed with information about Scottish drumming and the Pipe Band scene :

C2D Scottish Drumming Facebook Page

C2D Scottish Drumming Youtube Channel

C2D Scottish Drumming Twitter Page

Brought to you by http://www.come2drum.com

– Your Pipe Band Drumming Supplier and Educator