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  • Web Team wrote a new blog post: New ANTHRAX DVD Coming Soon!   5 months ago · View

    ThumbnailLOS ANGELES, CA – Date – Get ready to mosh in the privacy of your own home, because multiple Grammy-nominated, Platinum-selling thrash masters ANTHRAX have announced the release of “Chile On Hell,” a live-in-concert DVD that is set for a September 16, 2014 release.  “Chile On Hell” was filmed at the Teatro Caupolican in Santiago, Chile [...]

  • Web Team wrote a new blog post: Dave Weckl Clinic Tour Dates Announced!   8 months ago · View

    ThumbnailVic Firth Signature Artist Dave Weckl is embarking on a clinic tour! Go see the master craftsman at work when he comes through a city near YOU!

  • Vic Firth artist Mike Dolbear is set to launch a new drum tuition hub this May with three unique educational Masterclasses. The pro educator and creator of the Young Drummer of the Year competition will officially open “Drummers Only” in Glasgow on the weekend of 10th May. The content for the Masterclasses will be: Young Drummers – [...]

  • Web Team wrote a new blog post: The Practice of Practice   9 months ago · View

    We have all been told that practice makes perfect and to achieve perfection one must practice for hours everyday.  I am not about to say that I have a quick fix that will lessen your practice time but I do have a method that will improve your chances of achieving your goals.  I’ve seen too [...]
  • Web Team wrote a new blog post: Vic Firth Launches Rudiment App for Android and iOS   9 months, 3 weeks ago · View

    ThumbnailThe Vic Firth mobile app is your one-stop-shop for drumming education and entertainment! Available for Android and iOS, the app gives you immediate access to a library of Vic Firth mobile publications. New issues appear automatically in the library as they become available. Current publications within the Vic Firth mobile app include THE RUDIMENTS and the VIC FIRTH [...]

  • Web Team wrote a new blog post: New for 2014: VicKick Beaters™   11 months, 1 week ago · View

    ThumbnailIntroducing the New VicKick Beaters™ Known for having the most comprehensive line of sticks and mallets in the business, Vic Firth Company is always aiming to offer players the highest quality implements for all of their performing needs. Built on that principle, the new VicKick™ line is designed to raise the standard for drum set bass [...]

  • Web Team wrote a new blog post: New for 2014: Matt Greiner Signature Stick   11 months, 1 week ago · View

    ThumbnailIntroducing the New Matt Greiner Signature Stick Matt is best known as the drummer for the metalcore band, August Burns Red. In addition to power, precision and speed, a great sense of groove is always present in Matt’s playing, earning him accolades all over the world. “I’ve enjoyed playing the Vic Firth 3A and other models [...]

  • Web Team wrote a new blog post: New Andrew Markworth Mallets for 2014   11 months, 1 week ago · View

    ThumbnailIntroducing two new Andrew Markworth mallets! As an instructor, arranger, composer and show designer, Andrew Markworth’s talents have been showcased with some of the very best ensembles in the DCI, WGI and BOA arenas. Most recently, his show design and instruction helped propel the Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps to the 2013 DCI World Championship! [...]

  • Web Team wrote a new blog post: NEW Products for NAMM 2014!   11 months, 1 week ago · View

    ThumbnailVic Firth Company, the world’s largest and leading manufacturer of drumsticks and mallets, is proud to announce several new products for 2014! Press releases and high resolution images can be found below. For press inquiries, please contact andrew@vicfirth.com. VicKick Beaters™ DOWNLOAD Official press release and high resolution product images. Available in felt, wood and fleece, VicKick Beaters™ [...]

  • Web Team wrote a new blog post: New for 2014: Vinnie Colaiuta Signature Stick   11 months, 1 week ago · View

    ThumbnailIntroducing the New Vinnie Colaiuta Signature Stick As one of the most honored and celebrated drummers of all time, Vinnie Colaiuta is an artist who needs little introduction. With a long resume of musical credits under his belt, he is one of today’s first-call drummers for both live and session playing in a variety of musical [...]

  • Web Team wrote a new blog post: Mike Dolbear Releases Rhythm and Fills App!   1 year, 1 month ago · View

    ThumbnailLondon based app developers, Apps For Musicians Limited (A4M) today released the long awaited iPad app, Rhythms and Fills by the world renowned, Mike Dolbear. The App contains over 200 interactive rhythm and fill examples, 16play-along tracks and dozens of interactive video lessons. All of these are enhanced by A4M’s unique “Touch the Music” technology. Director [...]

  • Web Team wrote a new blog post: The TITAN™ Sticks are Here!   1 year, 3 months ago · View

    ThumbnailThe Titan™ Series from Vic Firth Titan™ drumsticks have been designed with a revolutionary technology to maximize durability and playability. Made from an advanced aerospace-grade carbon fiber composite, each stick is very consistent in weight and pitch while providing superior resilience. Most amazingly, all of this is accomplished without sacrificing the feel and sound produced by [...]

  • Web Team wrote a new blog post: The Official “26 Polyrhythm Rudiments” by Peter Magadini   1 year, 5 months ago · View

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    For the 1st time Peter Magadini is featuring “The Official 26 Polyrhythm Rudiments” on the Vic Firth Website. Not since being introduced in Modern Drummer Magazine (April 2012) have “The Official” 26 rudiments been displayed anywhere else.
    “One summer, as a young percussionist playing in the Berkshire Music Festival Orchestra at Tanglewood (Lenox, Mass.), I had the good fortune to also [...]
  • Web Team wrote a new blog post: THE ACADEMY OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC TO SMASH GUINNESS WORLD RECORD   1 year, 5 months ago · View

    On 10th July 2013 , ACM (The Academy of Contemporary Music) will play host to the Guinness World Record attempt for the ‘Longest Marathon Drumming by a Team’.  The event will bring together current ACM students, alumni, and world famous drummers in a challenge that will span four days , 70 hours and 35 different drummers . In order to break the current [...]

  • Web Team wrote a new blog post: Vic Firth Welcomes Vinnie Colaiuta to the Family   1 year, 6 months ago · View

    ThumbnailVic Firth Company, the world’s largest and leading manufacturer of drumsticks and mallets, is proud to announce the signing of Vinnie Colaiuta to their family of artists! Vinnie Colaiuta is widely considered to be one of the premier drummers of our time. With a long resume of musical credits under his belt, Vinnie is one of [...]

  • Web Team wrote a new blog post: Vic Firth Inducted into Bands of America Hall of Fame   1 year, 6 months ago · View

    ThumbnailBoston, MA May 2013 – Vic Firth Company, the world’s largest and leading manufacturer of drumsticks and mallets, is pleased to announce that Vic Firth has been inducted into the Music for All 2013 Bands of America Hall of Fame. The Bands of America Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have greatly impacted the nation’s band activity, [...]

  • Web Team wrote a new blog post: Product Spotlight: HingeStix®   1 year, 7 months ago · View

    ThumbnailNew HingeStix® from Vic Firth Designed as a learning tool by drummer, percussionist, clinician and author, Sam Ruttenberg, HingeStix® force drummers to hold their drumsticks correctly. Adjustable plastic swivel pads position the thumb, index finger and middle finger for the perfect fulcrum. The exact balance point is achieved every time the player picks up these sticks. [...]

  • Web Team wrote a new blog post: Product Spotlight: New Extreme Models   1 year, 7 months ago · View

    ThumbnailNew “Extreme” Models for 2013! For over 30 years, the American Classic® drumstick series has been the popular choice of countless drummers. “As successful as the American Classic® series has been, players throughout the world continue to request longer versions of some popular models,” states Vic Firth Director of Education and Product Development, Neil Larrivee. “We [...]

  • Web Team wrote a new blog post: Paradiddle-diddle Strength Builder / Ralph Pace, Jr.   1 year, 8 months ago · View

    “5,4,3,2,1,Quarter Note Triplet,1,2,3,4,5” “Paradiddle-diddle Strength Builder” Based on the Paradiddle-diddle (RLRRLL and then LRLLRR). Playing Full stroke 16th notes, keeping all the strokes high, digging in but bouncing and mildly accenting the the first note. (The accent is really just to keep your place). “The Five” consists of 4 paradiddle-diddles with the accent on the first note [...]

  • Web Team wrote a new blog post: The Shōgun® Series   1 year, 8 months ago · View

    ThumbnailSHōGUN® STICKS ARE BACK! Originally released in the early 1990′s, Vic Firth’s Shōgun® series is back by popular demand! The Shōgun® Series features the designs of the American Classic® 5A and 5B, crafted in Japanese white oak. A denser wood with a more rigid response than hickory, Japanese white oak provides added weight and power for [...]

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