Andrew Witmer

Stewart Copeland’s Top 5 Tips for Drummers

Last week, Stewart Copeland gave Music Radar some advice for drummers everywhere.

Copeland has made a name for himself not only as a drummer, but as a composer as well. This balance of musicianship gives him an interesting perspective for the tips he gives the drumming community.

“My career of playing with big, bad amplifiers, with a dynamic range of five to 11, didn’t prepared me of playing with orchestras where the dynamic range was from four to zero. And even then, the oboe that’s playing the beautiful little melody that I wrote, that’s acoustic. There’s 60 guys on stage, but they’re not always playing; sometimes it’s just that oboe.”

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