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The greatest Yamaha drummers: Andy Newmark

The greatest Yamaha drummers: Andy NewmarkYamaha is one of the most renowned brands in the musical instruments market (and not only that), but also in drums. As the company celebrated its 50th year in the drumming world not so long ago, we thought it would be a good idea to present the profiles of those…

The greatest Yamaha drummers: Al Foster

The greatest Yamaha drummers: Al FosterYamaha is one of the most renowned brands in the musical instruments market (and not only that), but also in drums. As the company celebrated its 50th year in the drumming world not so long ago, we thought it would be a good idea to present the profiles of those…

BeatIt’s Drummer Profiles: Leon “Ndugu” Chancler

BeatIt’s Drummer Profiles: Leon “Ndugu” ChanclerIn recent days, we have lost another outstanding drummer, and those interest BeatIt along with our viewers, even if their names have not remained in the collective memory of the broad public though their studio or live performances are known to everybody. The latter certainly is the case when it…

How to be like Jeff Porcaro

How to be like Jeff PorcaroJeff Porcaro is a legend. Period. He has earned his position during his time in TOTO, as well as during countless recording sessions with the biggest names in showbusiness (Michael Jackson, Madonna, Steely Dan). His unique groove, reliability and musical skills were making every song better. New generations of fans are…

Paiste Anniversary

Paiste AnniversaryAs some sources state, on the 31st of October 1906, Michail Toomas Paiste - musician and composer whose father had come to Russia from Estonia to serve in Czar's Guard, commenced the manufacturing of the first cymbals under the Paiste brand. Initially, they were sold on custom orders only. It…