Joe Bergamini Has Joined The Sabian Team
Sabian is pleased to announce that drummer/educator/author Joe Bergamini has joined the Sabian team as an education consultant. Bergamini's main focus will be the design, implementation, and maintenance of a new program aimed at drum teachers called the Sabian Education Network. This program will provide a community for drum teachers to obtain tools and exchange ideas to build their education and business skills. The community will consist of a special members-only website, as well as other online and physical events and programs.
"We are thrilled to welcome Joe to the Sabian team,” said Sabian Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Stacey Montgomery-Clark. “Sabian has always been a company committed to education, but the new Sabian Education Network is taking things to an entirely new level
Drum teachers of all ages and levels can sign up for the program at Sabian.
Dreams Do Come True
The Custom Cymbal Program is accessed through the Impression Cymbals website at Impression Cymbals. Once there the user can begin building the B20 cymbal of their dreams. Users can choose among rides, crashes, hi-hats, splashes, China-types, bells, or something otherwise indefinable in sizes ranging from 6" to 24". Other options include: the cymbal’s profile, bell size and profile, hammering, lathing, and a host of possible finishes. Users also have the ability to upload audio examples of the cymbal they want and Impression’s master cymbal smith will make suggestions based on his analysis of the tracks. Once the final design and production schedule are approved, Impression will bang it out and deliver it to a local dealer within 60–90 days. Prices are based on size and complexity.
“This is so exciting for drummers“ Says Derek Zimmerman, President of ZimMusicInc. “Customers can totally find their voice or that sound in your head that you have yet to find. This program allows you to create that special cymbal.” Click here to go straight to Impression's Custom Cymbal Program page.
Musician's Institute Offers Their Curriculum To The World
Musicians Institute has now made 14 core courses from their curriculum available via the MI Bookstore.This series of books covers the material that has launched dozens of drumming careers from Chad Smith decades ago to Henry McDaniel (Stanley Clarke, and others) today. It can be used in conjunction with your existing curriculum, or it can provide a foundation for a new, fresh approach used by one of the top music colleges in the world. Whether you're a student or a pro, these books will help you review the basics, learn new styles, and challenge yourself with real-world charts as well as courses in performance and recording.
The MI Drum series provides a perfect framework for instruction for any drum student. The series is divided into three courses of study:
Musician's Institute Releases Free Next Level Noise E-Book
Next Level Noise is the official blog of Musicians Institute, focusing on bringing you resources for modern music performance, technology, business, education and creativity.Free E-Book
DW's "Not Tom Sawyer" Video Contest
In honor of Rush's 40th Anniversary Tour which kicked off on May 8th in Tulsa, OK, DW invites drummers and Rush fans alike to enter the "Not Tom Sawyer" video contest. Pay tribute to legendary Rush drummer, Neil Peart by filming yourself playing drums along to your favorite Rush song and enter for a chance to win a DW Performance Series Time Machine Snare! This spectacular Performance Series snare drum is an homage to Peart's iconic, steampunk DW Time Machine drumset used on Rush's "Clockwork Angels" tour and was never sold to the public and is not available anywhere at any price!
"NOT TOM SAWYER" VIDEO CONTEST RULES:
- Don't send us a "Fly by Night" video – the audio/video quality must be usable.
- Use your "Freewill" to pick any Rush track to play EXCEPT "Tom Sawyer."
- Entries must be received by Friday, May 29th.
- Winner will be announced on Friday, June 5th at 12:00 PT.
Best submissions will be featured on the DW Facebook page! Be sure to "LIKE" our page and watch for the best "NOT Tom Sawyer" contest entries.
Be sure to share your entry on social media using #DWPRESENTS and #NOTTOMSAWYER
Good luck & get "Working Man!" (OK, even we admit that one went too far)