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If you're playing in a ska band, and your snare drum sounds like it belongs in a bad 1980s recording, this site is for you.

Nothing can ruin good drumming like crappy sounding drums. It doesn't matter if you can play like the second-coming of Buddy Rich. If you show up with a drumset that sounds like a collection of cardboard, you're going to be a laughingstock.

If you're looking for some guide on what pitch to tune your drum to, you won't find it here. Tuning a drum isn't like tuning a guitar. Instead, you will learn how to identify what sound is right for you and the techniques involved in getting your toms to sing and your snare to pop.

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Tuning isn't everything, though. Your chops need to be up to par. Nothing improves you faster than listening to great, inspiring players. Here are a few TuneyourDrum.com recommends. DISCLAIMER: Watching Buddy Rich play may cause feelings of deep hopelessness and inferiority.