Photo credit to Matt Cohen. Taken at University of Massachusetts, Lowell. September 17, 2015. Image: Mike Mullens
Meeting Topic: Drum Tuning Workshop
Moderator Name: Cameron Parmenter; Dominic Cabral
Speaker Name: Adam Soucy; Mike Mullens; Mike Bloniarz - Percussion Senior Year Students
Other business or activities at the meeting: Welcoming of new students, and information on how they can become a member. Creation of social media networks for them to join and be in touch with our AES chapter.
Meeting Location: University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Presenters demonstrated techniques for tuning several types of drums including snare, kick, and floor tom. Groups of students each observed each presenter with a specific drum type.
Adam Soucy - "Tuning a drum is like a hat. If your hat is crooked, you don't pull tight on both sides. You pull on one and push the other. This is like how you would tune drum. Tighten one side of the drum and loosen the other."
Written By: Cameron Parmenter