The Best Drum Websites for Drum News, Tips and Expert Advice
For drum lovers, there are few things in life as exciting as being behind a drum set, hearing the thump, thump of a kick pedal in action and grasping a set of smooth drum sticks in your hands. It should be no surprise then that drummers live for their craft and are always looking for new ways to improve their skills, whether that’s through drum lessons, investing in quality gear, or reading up on the latest drum news.
That’s right… in addition to playing music, drummers like to read about it, too! In case you’re one of those drummers who have yet to tap into the powers of the written word or have no clue where to turn to for quality drum news, you’re in luck! Scottsdale Music Academy has compiled a list of our favorite (and what we consider to be the best) drum websites around, all of which are guaranteed to become your newest go-to drumming resources, and which will only help to supplement what you’re already learning during your drum lessons in Scottsdale.
So, put away those sticks (for now) and switch from rocker mode to reader mode to learn about five of the best drum websites in existence.
Modern Drummer Magazine is to drummers what Vogue is to fashionistas. It’s not only one of the oldest drum magazines in history; it’s also one of the most respected. This monthly publication is “dedicated entirely to the art of drumming and caters to the needs of amateur, semi-pro, and professional drummers.” While a subscription is necessary to access all of their in-depth content and interviews, many of their articles are published online for free. Whether you’re looking for probing Q&As with top name drummers or honest product reviews, Modern Drummer Magazine has it all and then some!
MusicRadar touts itself as “The No.1 Website for Musicians,” and with a wealth of info geared specifically toward musicians and a host of valuable tips and tutorials for all skill levels, we can certainly see why it’s so popular. While MusicRadar features a broad spectrum of music-related topics, it makes our list of best drum websites because of its comprehensive coverage of drum news.
Next up on our list is DRUM! Magazine, which first launched in 1991 as a free resource for beginning drummers, and exists today as both a print publication and popular drum website. The mission of the magazine is to be the “best source of drumming news and info on this planet,” and with frequent online lessons, technique-focused articles and a wide-range of podcasts and personal accounts from real-life drummers, we certainly think DRUM! Magazine is living up to its mission quite nicely!
Aptly titled Drummer’s Resource, this drum website is a virtual treasure-trove of valuable tips and tools for drummers. Covering everything from drum rudiments to goal setting and business strategy, Drummer’s Resource has a little something for everyone. And for those who aren’t big on reading, Drummer’s Resource also has plenty of podcasts and videos packed with just as much indispensible info.
For a more global perspective on drumming, check out iDrum, a digital drum magazine based out of London with an international focus. Here you’ll find the latest drum industry news as well as gear reviews, artist interviews, and occasional history lessons on the drums.
While all of these drum websites are considered the best of the best and are amazing in their own respects, we would be remiss if we didn’t mention one more vital drum resource. Why, we’re talking about ourselves, of course!
Scottsdale Music Academy offers Phoenix and Scottsdale drummers everything they need to succeed as a musician, from private and group drum lessons taught by some of the best instructors in the business to free weekly online music lessons to a diverse selection of informative blog posts.
When it comes to the best drum websites and so much more, look to Scottsdale Music Academy!