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Lonestar Apparel Sale

Need drummer swag for yourself or a gift for that special drummer in your life? Lonestar Percussion has you covered. Now through midnight Thursday, December 3rd, take an extra 30% off in-stock shirts, hats and hoodies with code CYBERSWAG20. Check out the details here or get to shopping here!

Beetle Percussion Sale

Beetle Percussion is offering free shipping, a free floppy pad and a free 4″ laminate when you spend $50 now through December 15th.

Beetle Percussion uses beetle-killed wood and recycled car tire rubber in the making of most of their products. With each purchase, a tree seedling is planted in the beetle affected forests of Colorado. They offer ecologically-minded, environmentally-helpful green products handmade from 100% American materials. Check out their store here!

Stick sell at Steve Weiss Music…

Hello all! Steve Weiss Music has a great sale going right now on drumsticks. Buy 3 pairs of Vic Firth Corpmasters snare drum sticks and get a 4th pair free! Included in this sale are Ralph Hardimon, Roger Carter and Thom Hannum Signature Series sticks and many more. You can mix or match and the fourth pair must be of equal or lesser value and is added during the checkout process. But hurry as this sale ends August 13, 2018 while supplies last!

Buy 3 get 1 free sale!

This week’s deals

Hey all! It’s been awhile I know but I’m hoping to start posting again on a somewhat regular schedule. So here are a couple deals going on currently you might be interested in…

Steve Weiss Music is offering free shipping on orders over $49 through May 21st. They have some of the best prices and a huge selection so if you haven’t visited before (the horror!) or it’s been some time since you did, now is a good opportunity to check them out.

Lone Star Percussion has a limited time deal you’re going to love. Buy any Evans practice pad and get a pair of Pro Mark drumsticks for free! Pads start as low as $21.95 and any pair of Pro Mark snare drum or drum set sticks is eligible for this great deal! Go get them. Now. No seriously, what are you waiting for? I’ll wait…

Great Buddy Rich Site

Several years ago I discovered an absolute treasure on the internet: Mike James Jazz. He has assembled a collection of 23 live concert recordings of the masterful Buddy Rich laying it down like only he could do. The recording quality of each concert is rated as low, medium or high and notes about most of the concerts are also included. If you’re a fan of the great Buddy Rich, or just want to hear an awesome artist at the top of his game, check out these concert recordings. He also has photos and videos of Buddy as well. Enjoy!


Welcome to Drummin’ Around. It is my hope that what you find here will be of benefit whether you’re a student (beginner or advanced) or educator. My focus will be on rudimental literacy and the application of rudiments in practice and performance. Thus far, I’ve included some classic rudimental solos, a wide variety of links to some not-so-known sites that are full of great information, and the beginning of a Care and Maintenance section that beginners and teachers of beginners will find of interest. And if there is something you would like to see included here, please let me know.

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