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Acoustic Percussion Mallets Acoustic Percussion Mallets About The Company Acoustic Percussion was established in 2011 by Richard Winter. Having been awarded a BA(Hons) degree in 2000 by the university of Liverpool, Richard continued postgraduate study at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), Manchester. Whilst at the RNCM, he was awarded the Gilbert Webster Prize and in 2003, graduated with distinction in both ...

Allan Murray – The Great Debate Allan Murray - The Great Debate… Mylar vs. Kevlar Drum Heads There are many preferences and they usually fall along the lines of how old the participants or spectators are. Usually the older the participant or spectator the lower they prefer the drums to be tuned and their preferences fall along the lines of Mylar drum heads. The younger the crowd ...

Jim Bailey – Taking the Mystery out of Tuning a Marching Snare Drum Jim Bailey - Taking the Mystery out of Tuning a Marching Snare DrumBy Jim Bailey, Evans’ Educator Relations Manager A question at which I am often asked by students or see on internet forums is how to tune a marching snare drum. The good news is there isn’t any black magic to get a good sound but there are some steps that may be overlooked or even undervalued ...

Jim Casella – Tips on snare tuning & drum-line gear Jim Casella - Tips on snare tuning & drum-line gearBy Jim Casella Tuning snare drums of a modern day drumline is a very subjective topic. In fact, the sound of the groups I’ve worked with over the years has evolved from year to year. Some of this has to do with the sound we’re trying to achieve for a particular repertoire. Some of it is ...