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Learn How To Tune Your Drum

Learn How To Tune Your Drum

How To Tune Your Drum If your drums are a year old or more, then the sound they make will have changed since the day you bought them. This is entirely normal and has nothing to do with the quality of your drum.  The natural skin head reacts to the moisture content of...

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Drumsticks Or No Drumsticks?

Drumsticks Or No Drumsticks?

Drum Sticks Or No Drum Sticks? One of the most frequently debated questions, amongst staff at schools and preschools, about drums is : "Will we be hands-only, or will we use drumsticks?" When I travel around visiting schools with my drums, this drumsticks debate often...

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African Djembes : The Reason I Do Not Import them

African Djembes : The Reason I Do Not Import them

It’s a question of principle.

There is a certain irony surrounding African djembés in the West. The guilty silence by drum merchants concerning the non sustainable harvest of large trees and the raising of goats for skins in West Africa, flies in the face of the self image of djembé buyers.

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Dunedin. Scarfieville. No solid cause-effect going on here. It's as pointless as jamming detergent in water fountains or sticking gum under tables.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Kate's favourite shop @tastenaturenz ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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That's the Otago Peninsula in the background, and the mighty Pacific behind it.⁠
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That's the Otago Peninsula in the background, and the mighty Pacific behind it.⁠
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#dunedinnz #nzimagery #dunedinbuildings #thedunedinstory #dunedinhistory #exploredunedin #otago #southisland #visitsouthislandnz #dunedinnewzealand #drumstagram #instadrums #instadrum #drumming #drumlove #drummer #drummerlife #drumsdaily #dunedinmade #madeindunedin #otagopeninsula #nzkindergarten #nzpreschool #musicteachers #childrensdrums #earlychilhoodnz #musiceducation #유치원 #nzdaycare #musiceducationmatters ⁠

1 year ago
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These will be tripod hoops for 30cm and 25cm toms

These will be tripod hoops for 30cm and 25cm toms

1 year ago
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The steps down to the beach at St Clair, slippery, mind your step!⁠
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The steps down to the beach at St Clair, slippery, mind your step!⁠
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1 year ago
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I got that green plastic fish box 25 years ago.  It can do a few more years I reckon...⁠
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I got that green plastic fish box 25 years ago. It can do a few more years I reckon…⁠
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1 year ago
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