X8 Drums Blog

23rd Jun 2019

Key Tuned vs. Rope Tuned Djembe

There are essentially two types of tuning systems found on most djembe drums - key tuned and rope tuned. To help you make a more informed decision when selecting your new djembe, I will discuss eac …

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How to Tune a Djembe

Posted by Kenya Masala on 27th Nov 2018

How to Tune a Djembe

Learn how to tune your rope tuned djembe. In this lesson you will get step by step instructions on how to create diamonds with the extra rope on your drum in order to tighten the drum head. Underst …

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Developing the Pulse: the Natural Beat of the Drummer

Posted by Kristin Stancato on 26th Mar 2018

Developing the Pulse: the Natural Beat of the Drummer

Some people have it, some people don’t: a pulse. No, that’s not true, everyone has a pulse, but not everyone knows that.Of course, we’re speaking rhythm, not your actual pulse… but that’s a good pl …

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13th Oct 2017

NEW LP Raw Instruments

LP Raw delivers a completely new concept in percussion for percussionists!Get the thunderous punch and explosive power of Street Cans and upcycled trash can lids that make the LP Raw instruments a mus …

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13th Oct 2017

Cajon Inspiration

Makarito Nicasio exudes groove in his extended cajon solo / jam on the Meinl Artisan Cajon. Watch his video and pick up some new moves for your next performance! Cajon from the video: Meinl Artis …

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