Drummers Tip:
Keep Your Cymbals High

Here we have a Musformation original video of me with Can You Keep A Secret drummer Josh Craig, showing you the importance of keeping your cymbals high for recording. A theme you will see quite often on this site is our insistence that a good drum tone comes from many techniques the player must employ. Here we have an essential tip for drummers looking for bigger drums sounds. This technique can be seen when watching many drummers like Dave Grohl, John Bonham, and Atom Willard. Click the jump for some live videos of this technique in action. 

I would advise Bonzo to raise his Hi-Hat a little, but how do you argue with that man??

Jesse Cannon is the editor of Musformation. He produces records at his studio Cannon Found Soundation. Follow him on Twitter at @JesseCannonMusF. For more info please visit his website.