Drum Mastery: Learn from the Pro!

Shure provides you with a series of Workshops from our drum professional Darren Ashford to help you gain additional knowledge. The workshop videos will be added bi-weekly. Keep revisiting this page for the latest tips/tricks & workshops.

New Video every two weeks

WORKSHOPS   |   ARCHIVE (Workshops 2011/2012)

Workshop 9: Drum Miking Hints & Tips [POSTED: 19.12.2012]

How many mics do you need to achieve the best sound of your drum recording? What have to be considered when you are using more than one mic? This workshop will give you some very helpful hints and tips to achieve a superior drum sound on your recording.


 

Workshop No. 8: In Ear Monitoring [Posted: 04.12.2012]

Why are so many professional drummers using In Ear Monitoring? What are the main benefits for you of having In Ear Monitoring on stage as well as for rehearsal? This workshop will give you a brief overview about In Ear Monitoring.


Workshop NO. 7: Drumset Ergonomics

Correct seat height adjustment can influence the efficiency of your hand and foot techniques. In this video I'll show you how to find what I call a 'Neutral' position and help you improve your playing from the ground up.


Workshop No. 6: Snare Drum Tonalities

Correct seat height adjustment can influence the efficiency of your hand and foot techniques. In this video I'll show you how to find what I call a 'Neutral' position and help you improve your playing from the ground up.


Workshop No. 5: Lick for stops and set ups

I first heard Buddy Rich play this lick on a Lionel Hampton album. He used it as a final fill at the end of a song. In this video I show you how to use it as a set up or a stop.


Workshop No. 4 – Foot Technique: Heel up and heel down

This lesson will clarify a few misconceptions about the two common foot position used in drum set foot technique. 


Workshop No. 3: Kit speed and Fluency

This lesson will help you to improve your flexibility with different feels inside an 8th note groove structure.


Workshop No. 2: Drum Miking

What would you need to consider when miking a Bass/Kick Drum? Why might someone use 2 mics on a Snare?
This Workshop will help you to mic all the different parts of a drum kit and provide you with a huge range of professional tips on mic placement, stereo micing and more.


Special: Drum Mic Comparison

Here we give you a demonstration of how a range of popular Shure microphones sound.

We show a number of Shure microphones in action on the Kick Drum, Snare, Hi-Hats and on Overheads. We advise you use some good speakers or headphones to ensure you hear the differences.


Workshop No. 1: 3D Grooves

This lesson will help you to improve your flexibility with different feels inside an 8th note groove structure.


WORKSHOPS      ARCHIVE (Workshops 2011/2012)

About the Shure Drum Mastery

 

Darren Ashford

Darren has been playing drums professionally since 1991. In that time he has performed with Chaka Khan, Joss Stone, The Black Eyed Peas, Gwen Guthie, Beverley Knight, Omar, Roy Ayres to name but a few. He has a monthly educational column in Drummer Magazine, is a teacher at London's Institute of Contemporary Music, and has his own Drum Lesson Academy where he teaches drummers of all levels. He somehow also finds time for his Drum Lesson podcasts, and the occasional tour!

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