Welcome to PipeBandDrummer.com!

Pipe Band Drummer is an educational resource for pipe band drummers of all levels. Here you will find an extensive array of helpful tools to help you improve your playing, reading and understanding of our unique drumming style.

Have a look and see what Pipe Band Drummer has to offer. If there is something you'd like to see on the site, please drop me a line and I'll do my best to post some materials on that subject. Thanks for visiting and for supporting Pipe Band Drummer!

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The Bare Bones Reading Method

Exclusive to PipeBandDrummer.com, our reading method, The Bare Bones is a comprehensive study of pipe band rhythms presented in a logical, easy to digest series of rhythm studies complete with audio examples to help students check their work. The Bare Bones divides the rhythms of pipe band drumming into five distinct styles, each with its own theory component: Marches and Reels (swung), Round Reels, Jigs, 6/8 Marches and Strathspeys.

 

The Drummer's Companion

Available only from Pipe Band Drummer,  The Drummer's Companion is a collection of competition marches, strathspeys and reels performed by world champion piper Bruce Gandy.  Bruce has reached the highest levels both as a solo and a band piper and his recordings are a valuable practice tool for any aspiring competition drummer. Find your competition MSR, download and start practising within minutes!

Photo credit: Derek Maxwell

Photo credit: Derek Maxwell

The Ups and Downs: A Pipe Band Drumming Blog

The Ups and Downs Blog is a growing resource for snare, tenor and bass drummers of all ages and abilities. Bi-weekly blog posts provide advice, opinions and include educational resources and materials to increase your knowledge and further your understanding of our distinct drumming style. Blog post requests are encouraged. Please email me with your suggestions: zach@pipebanddrummer.com

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The 50 Rudiments

If you want to discover the building blocks of pipe band drumming, visit Our Rudiments for a comprehensive list of the 50 most common pipe band drumming rudiments! Subscribe to PipeBandDrummer.com for access to practice charts and tracking tools to help you maximize your rudimental practice!

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