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Spencer Strand, creator of the top-selling “Turn It Up & Lay It Down” play-along audio CDs, has announced several improvements to their website. The newly upgraded site features complete information on all six currently available “Turn It Up…” CDs and includes free sample tracks that can be easily downloaded.

Recommended by the Berklee College of Music in Boston and endorsed by a host of leading drummers, percussionists and educators, each “Turn It Up…” track is a minus-drums recording featuring top studio musicians. The tracks are composed and arranged to allow drummers and percussionists to work on improving their groove in a musical context with most of the CDs in the collection covering specific styles; from rock to funk and metal to jazz.

The new DrumFun site will also feature downloads of charts/lead sheets for every track of every volume and an “Ask The Artist” section where famous drummers will answer questions about their approaches to the play-along material and their drumming. Other scheduled upgrades include a webpage where any drummer can upload homemade video and audio of themselves playing along with their favorite “Turn it Up…” tracks.