10 Best Concert Percussion Accessories

List Updated July 2020

Bestselling Concert Percussion Accessories in 2020


Innovative Percussion IPLD Lalo Davila Concert Snare Hickory Drumsticks

Innovative Percussion IPLD Lalo Davila Concert Snare Hickory Drumsticks
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • Brand: Innovative Percussion
  • Product Code: IPLD
  • Made in the USA
  • Hickory

Vater Percussion Sugar Maple Concert Wood Tip

Vater Percussion Sugar Maple Concert Wood Tip
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Quantity and Sizing (Pairs) Quantity: 1 Type: Sticks Drum Stick Size: Custom Diameter: .63 in. Length: 16.5 in. Construction and Features Material: Sugar maple Drum Stick Tip: Multiple Tip Shape: Round Taper: Short Finish: Lacquer Other Country of Origin: United States Grip Material: No
  • Slightly under a 2B in the grip with a refined round head for volume and attack
  • A big stick without a lot of weight

Innovative Percussion CL1 Christopher Lamb Concert Snare Maple CM Drumsticks

Innovative Percussion CL1 Christopher Lamb Concert Snare Maple CM Drumsticks
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Brand: Innovative Percussion
  • Product Code: CL1
  • Made in the USA
  • Maple

ARLX Drum Sticks 5A Wood Tip Drumstick, Maple, 2 Pair

ARLX Drum Sticks 5A Wood Tip Drumstick, Maple, 2 Pair
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020

Timiy White Beige Skid Resistance Drum Mallet with Wool Felt Head Percussion Accessory for Marching Band Bass Drum

Timiy White Beige Skid Resistance Drum Mallet with Wool Felt Head Percussion Accessory for Marching Band Bass Drum
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020

Protection Racket 9017 Percussion Accessory Case

Protection Racket 9017 Percussion Accessory Case
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Protection Racket Percussion Accessory Case
  • Perfectly designed 18" x 15" percussion case that unzips all the way round so the case can be laid flat for easy access top the 6 x internal compartments
  • The compartments are designed large enough to take a selection of shakers/cowbells/tamborines/maracas etc.
  • Central carrying handle & fully adjustable & detachable shoulder strap fitted as standard

Innovative Percussion Concert Bass Drum Mallet - General

Innovative Percussion Concert Bass Drum Mallet - General
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Concert Bass Drum Mallet - General
  • The Christopher Lamb Orchestral Series Bass Mallets line from Innovative Percussion have been engineered carefully with weight distribution thoughtfully considered
  • Some are designed to be nimble in the hand and snappy off the drum while others are intended to allow a lingering weight at impact
  • In all cases, they will address the feel you are looking for and the sounds you are imagining
  • The CL-BD2 General Mallets are for multiple uses and can roll and sustain, but also provide single notes prior to and at the end of rolls

Vic Firth Drumstick, (7A)

Vic Firth Drumstick, (7A)
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Model 7A
  • Length: 15.5"
  • Diameter: 0.540"
  • Tear drop tip
  • Perfect for light jazz and combo

Evans Clear 300 Snare Side Drum Head, 14 Inch

Evans Clear 300 Snare Side Drum Head, 14 Inch
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • 14" Clear snare resonant drum head made using a single ply of 3mil film
  • single-ply offers a controlled snare response at all dynamic levels
  • Evans' most versatile snare side head
  • Also available in 8", 10", 12", 13" and 15"
  • All Evans drum heads are designed, engineered and manufactured in the USA

PDP By DW 800 Series Boom Cymbal Stand

PDP By DW 800 Series Boom Cymbal Stand
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Brand: Pacific
  • Model: PDCB800
  • 800 Series
  • Double Braced Legs
  • Oversized Rubber Feet
  • The Pacific Drums by DW P/D 800 Boom Cymbal Stand is a medium-weight stand designed for general-purpose playing situations.
  • It combines strength, durability, and flexibility with drummer-designed details.
  • Medium weight for general-purpose playing. Double-braced legs with large rubber feet
  • Now features larger-diameter tubing and double-braced legs for extra support.

Learn How to Play the Flute

I teach beginning band and also help at the high school level with marching and concert Bands. I have been teaching for about 15 years now and have taught many beginners how to play musical instruments. The following article will help you to learn how to play the flute.

First, it is important that you know how to read music. If you have no experience in reading music there are methods books which will help you to learn. Any beginning band method book you find in your local music store will help you learn how to read music. Make sure it is an entry level book or Book 1.
Once you have selected the music book you will be using (I recommend Essential Elements 2000) it is time to find your flute. Do not go on e bay and find the cheapest flute you can find. This will cause you many headaches and likely the flute will not work. Some good flutes are Yamaha, Gemeinhardt and Buffet. Do not go out to your local retail store and buy a flute because it says on the box "recommended by band directors". They are lying. Actually, there is probably an unscrupulous band director somewhere who is willing to endorse their faulty product. Think of the purchase of your flute as an investment. Like buying a car, you get what you pay for!

Now comes the fun part. Learning how to put together and play the flute. The flute is constructed of three basic parts - the head joint, the body and the foot joint. When putting the flute together, the keys on the foot joint should line up with the keys on the body. There is a long rod on the body which also lines up with a rod on the foot joint. The lip plate on the head joint should face up and should line up with the keys. I recommend trying to make a sound on the head joint first. To make a sound on the head joint, put the lower lip on the lip plate and make a pouting face with the lower lip extended. Blow into the head joint like you would blow into a pop bottle to make a whistling sound. It should be a clear, strong tone.

Hand placement is as follows, the left hand goes on the top of the flute with the palm of the hand facing you. The right hand goes on the foot joint with the palm of the hand facing out. Fingers should be slightly curved like you are holding a softball or typing or playing piano. The pinky finger of the right hand always rests on the far left key on the foot joint. The left thumb sits on the bottom of the body on the long key that is directly under the left hand. The right thumb sits along the body of the instrument.

Again, I recommend the Essential Elements 2000 series as it has a play along CD and a DVD that shows you what everything is supposed to look like. These are valuable resources. Once you have finished the second Essential Elements series, I would recommend you move on to the Rubank series. There are different levels of the Rubank books. Rubank advanced method is very challenging and is meant for advanced performers. It is helpful to have private instruction, but not crucial. All it takes is practice. In our program we recommend 15 minutes of practice minimum daily. More than this will help, less than this will cause you to stagnate and get frustrated.

Good luck with your flute. I can be reached by e mail at eric_vannostran@yahoo.com if you ever have any other questions.

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