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Drums & Percussion
Guitars and Bass
Drums & Percussion
Setting the Foundation
A conversation with Sonny Emory and Nathan East.
Percussive Storytelling: Making Music Accessible to Kids Everywhere
Yamaha Artist Cory Hills on unexpectedly finding your purpose.
How to Care for Your Drums
Follow these guidelines to keep your drum kit looking good and sounding great.
Discover the Sonic Possibilities of Your Drums, Part 2
Get the most from your drums.
Discover the Sonic Possibilities of Your Drums, Part 1
Get the most out of your drums.
The Highs and Lows of Life On Tour
What to expect and how to prepare.
How to Become a Great Session Drummer
Tips for being successful in the studio, both on and off the kit.
The Singing Drummer
Yamaha Artist Jimmy Keegan on how to vocalize while keeping the beat.
It’s All About the Intention
A conversation with drummer Nikki Glaspie.
Buying Your First Drum Set
Here’s what you need to know before you start shopping.
How Do Electronic Drums Work?
There’s a piece of the Earth in every pad.
The Five Different Kinds of Snare Drums Explained
The most common types of snares and how they’re used.
Spotlight On Yamaha PHX Series Acoustic Drums
Creating the ultimate high-end drum kit.
NAMM 2022 Preview: Drums, Percussion and Marching Instruments
Learn about all the products that will be on display this year.
The History of Marching Drums at Mardi Gras
Distinctive New Orleans rhythms reflect the city’s diverse musical heritage.
A Brief Guide to Drum Tonewoods
A look at the various woods used to manufacture drum shells.
Spotlight on the DTX8/DTX10
Yamaha raises the bar with these electronic drum kits.
Rec’n’Share in Five Easy Steps
How to get up and running quickly with this innovative app.
Live Drumming Is Back: Tips for Gigging with Electronic and Hybrid Drum Kits
Here’s what you need to know about using a Yamaha DTX6 or EAD10 onstage.
School’s Out: Ten Tips for Keeping Your Drumming Skills Sharp
A summer guide for drum students.
DTX6 Deep Dive, Part 5: A New Level of Playability
Expressiveness beyond traditional electronic drums.
Timpani Bowl Construction
A level of detail that leads to greater tuning accuracy and more consistent quality of sound.
Top 10 Drum Practice Tips
These are some of the most effective ways to learn to play drums.
Acoustalon™ Marimba and Xylophone Tone Bars
This synthetic material provides an excellent alternative to wood.
DTX6 Deep Dive, Part 4: Customizing, Importing and Layering Sounds
Unlock your creativity.
DTX6 Deep Dive, Part 3: Training Tools
Features that can help you become a better drummer.
Reimagining the Vibraphone
A level of detail that leads to better playability and a more consistent sound quality.
DTX6 Deep Dive, Part 2: Recording Options
Different ways you can record using the DTX6.
DTX6 Deep Dive, Part 1: The Kit Modifier
A fast and easy way for drummers to find their own voice.
A refined design leads to improved sound, playability and handling.
There’s a New Kit in Town
Introducing DTX6 Series electronic drums.
History of the Five-Octave Marimba
A unique partnership between Yamaha and Keiko Abe redefined the concert marimba.
Five Questions to Ask When Choosing Drum Hardware
These are the factors that go into making the right selection.
The Signature Sound
Yamaha Artist Steve Gadd on the development of his Signature Snare Drum.
Larry Mullen Jr. Reflects on the Beginnings of U2
It was a casual remark from father to son that launched this legendary band.
Here’s What You Need to Know About Celestes
Inform your purchasing decision when buying a celeste for your school or church.
Seven Things About Chimes You May Not Know
There’s a lot to this unique instrument.
Compact Drums: Big Sounds in Small Footprints
Find the drum set that matches your lifestyle.
Tips for Sharing Your Drum Performances Online
Virtual collaboration made easy.
How to Practice Drums … Without Disturbing the Neighbors
How to rig for silent running.
The Modern Drum Set, Part 5: Cymbals and Hardware
They provide the sizzle and support for your drum set.
The Modern Drum Set, Part 4: Foot Pedals
Giving the feet equal time.
Get More from Your EAD10 with v2.0 Firmware
New enhancements expand the capabilities and versatility of this revolutionary drum module.
Are You Ready to Make an Impact?
9000 Series Impact Drums can play a dual role in your school’s music program.
The Modern Drum Set, Part 3: Toms
From sound effect to drum set essential.
Marching through Time
A brief look at the history of marching bands.
The Modern Drum Set, Part 2: The Bass Drum
Adding some boom to the room.
Practice Exercises for the Beginning Drummer
Eight drills for your daily workout.
The Modern Drum Set, Part 1: The Snare Drum
The backbeat of contemporary music.
How To Set Up a Student Percussion Kit
Get playing in just minutes!
Choosing the Right Brushes and Multi-Rod Drumsticks
Add a new dimension to your drumming.
Anatomy of Chimes
What are the components that go into a set of chimes?
Choosing the Right Drumsticks
They’re a crucial element in developing proper technique.
Anatomy of A Marching Snare Drum
What are the components that go into a marching snare drum?
Spotlight on Yamaha Live Custom Hybrid Oak Drums
Awesome sound … custom look.
How to Create a Signature Snare Drum Sound
The ultimate goal of every drummer.
Anatomy of a Marimba
What are the components that go into a marimba?
The Benefits of Recording Drum Practice and Performance
Recording yourself is a great way to improve your playing.
Anatomy of a Vibraphone
What are the components that go into vibes?
A Brief History of Yamaha Timpani
Celebrating over 30 years of timpani.
Anatomy of Timpani
These are the parts that make up timpani.
What’s the Difference Between Vibraphone, Glockenspiel and Chimes?
Metal mallet percussion instruments have musical personalities all their own.
What’s the Difference Between Marimba and Xylophone?
Learn to distinguish between the two wooden mallet percussion instruments.
Three Ways That Apps Can Help Your Electronic Drumming
Do less menu diving and more playing.
How to Eliminate Unwanted Overtones in Your Marching Bass Drum
Create true resonant tones with the use of this simple product.
Snare Drum Warm-Up Wrap-Up
Putting it all together to create a comprehensive routine.
How To Get the Most Out of Your E-Drum Metronome
There’s more to a metronome than just a click.
Nine Things to Know Before Buying a Drumline
Tips to ensure you make the right purchase.
Don’t Play With the Metronome
Count with it instead.
Solutions to common timpani problems.
Five Reasons Why You Should Practice On Electronic Drums
There are many benefits … and your neighbors will thank you too!
Snare Drum Warm-Up, Part 5
Move on to rolls.
Snare Drum Warm-Up, Part 4
Adding flams to the equation.
Snare Drum Warm-Up, Part 3
Accent patterns and wrist lifts.
Snare Drum Warm-Up, Part 2
Transitioning to the small muscles.
Snare Drum Warm-Up, Part 1
Start with the big muscles.
How Do You Roll?
Developing your snare drum roll technique.
Snare Drum Rudiments
Improve your technique by increasing your percussion “vocabulary.”
Tips for Purchasing a Concert Snare Drum
Metal or wood? Coiled snares or cabled? Here’s what to look for.
Electronic Drums 101
The components, hardware and features you need to know.
Anatomy of a Snare Drum
How well do you know the parts of a snare drum?
Making Magic Happen
Presenting the Disneyland Resort All-American College Band.
Vibraphone Lessons with Rusty Burge, Part 3: Basic Jazz Voicings
How to create underlying voicings when comping chords.
Tuning Tips for Marching Percussion
Find the right pitch for your marching drum and keep it there.
Vibraphone Lessons with Rusty Burge, Part 2: Using Patterns in Improvisation
How to develop a jazz vocabulary on the vibes.
Vibraphone Lessons with Rusty Burge, Part 1: Pedaling Technique and Grips
Learn how to use the sustain pedal and about 4-mallet grips.
Here’s what you need to do to pass your next audition.
The Making of a Drum Sound
It’s all about good vibrations … and proper tuning.
Here’s What to Do When Your Marching Drums Get Wet
Avoiding disaster when the skies open up.
Yamaha Mallet Resource Guide
A mallet percussion guide for young musicians and educators.
Speeding Up by Slowing Down
The benefits of taking it slow.
The Evolution of the Drum Pedal
Spare bicycle parts find a new use.
So Your Child Wants to Learn to Play Drums, Part 3
Electronic drums for the beginner student.
So Your Child Wants to Learn to Play Drums, Part 2
Everything you need to know about acoustic drum sets.
So Your Child Wants to Learn to Play Drums, Part 1
A guide to picking the perfect starter drum set.
Pitfalls of Drumming on a Practice Pad
Tips and tricks for maximizing your rehearsal time, and the importance of getting on a drum.
Yamaha Percussion Terminology
Your guide to percussion terminology.
DTX Apps Make It Easy!
Free apps for the DTX-MULTI 12, DTX400, DTX402, DTX502 and DTX700 series of electronic drums.
Behind-the-Scenes Video Tours of Yamaha Percussion Production Facilities
Pay a visit to where your percussion instruments are constructed.
The Most Awarded Music Instrument Brand in Drum Corps
Yamaha-supported drum corps take the prize year after year.