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Drummer Cafe 20th Anniversary
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Drummer Cafe - Educational Materials

Chef de cuisine, Bart Elliott serves up only the highest-quality lessons, articles, charts and transcriptions here at the Drummer Cafe. Complete with video (now in high-definition), audio samples and printable notation, our instructional materials are sure to please the most discriminating palate.

To peruse our growing selection of educational entrées, including the top-shelf Premium Resources, please choose from the following categories:

Premium Resources

Bart Elliott is making a wide assortment of drum and percussion lessons, including exercises, rhythms, fills, PDF transcriptions and charts, as well as rare, hard-to-find, exclusive audio recordings and video footage, available to the drum and percussion community.

An annual Subscription is only $29.95 (that's just $2.50 per month) and gives full 24/7 access to peruse, view and/or download an ever growing archive of top-shelf drum and percussion resources. SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

Rare recordings and custom play-along tracks.

Drum and percussion charts.

Assorted printable and/or downloadable PDF documents, including charts, exercises and more.

Drum and percussion transcriptions from specific recorded performances.

Rare and/or unique video footage; includes lessons, master classes, live performances and more.

Commentary and educational articles covering a broad range of topics; music, industry, musicianship, drums and percussion.

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Free drum and percussion lessons that include audio, video and/or music notation.

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Drummer Cafe - Product Reviews

With over 35 years in the music industry, working as a professional drummer and percussionist (live/studio), educator, clinician, private instructor, composer, producer, and former drum shop owner, Bart Elliott gives honest, reliable, expert reviews and recommendations for a wide assortment of drum and percussion products.

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Drummer Cafe founder/owner, Bart Elliott, has personally read and examined each of the books and educational products listed below, giving an unbiased, meticulous evaluation based on his 35+ years as a professional musician in the drum/percussion industry.



Drummer Cafe founder/owner, Bart Elliott, has personally listened and examined each of the CDs listed below, and gives an unbiased, meticulous evaluation based on his 35+ years as a professional musician in the drum/percussion industry.



Drummer Cafe founder/owner, Bart Elliott, has personally viewed and examined each of the DVDs listed below, and gives an unbiased, meticulous evaluation based on his 35+ years as a professional musician in the drum/percussion industry.

Drummer Cafe founder/owner, Bart Elliott, has personally viewed, used and examined each of the drum and percussion products listed below, and offers an unbiased, meticulous evaluation based on his 35+ years as a professional musician in the drum/percussion industry.

Drummer Cafe founder/owner, Bart Elliott, has personally read through and examined each of the compositions and arrangements listed below, giving an unbiased, meticulous evaluation based on his 35+ years as a professional musician in the drum/percussion industry.

Keeping the drumming community apprised of the latest in drum industry news, Bart Elliott brings his first-class, in-depth reporting, interviews and coverage of major drumming events, including festivals, trade shows, conventions, and master clinics.

Press releases and latest news from the drum, percussion, and music industry.

— Also see Drummer Cafe TV for unique content and coverage.

Drummer Cafe featured articles and commentary from the music industry as well as special reports from drum and percussion related shows, festivals, conventions, events, and more.

Positve stories and motivational articles to inspire and help you become more positive in life.

Drummer Cafe - Slice of Onion


Need a good chuckle? How about a laugh until you cry?

The Drummer Cafe's Slice of Onion just might be the right ingredient to tickle your funny bone!

Here you will find an assortment of humorous images and spoof videos with the drummer and percussionist in mind.

The Tasting Room

Bart Elliott's Drummer Cafe makes it possible for you to taste and sample a growing selection of drum and percussion instruments — all from the comfort of your own home.

In order to maintain the highest standards in audio/video quality, all of the instruments celebrated in this exclusive collection have been personally prepared by Chef de Cuisine, Bart Elliott.

NOTE: The Tasting Room is a free, open resource to the general public. The Drummer Cafe is not a dealer or music store, therefore we do not sell any of these products; we just put you in touch with those that do.

The Tasting Room

Everything from major drum manufacturers to custom and boutique drum makers.

Bart Elliott gives you a sample taste of what you can expect from a broad selection of Snare drums made from a wide assortment of materials.

The Drummer Cafe doesn't sell these drums, we just put you in touch with those that do.

The Tasting Room

Everything from major cymbal manufacturers to custom and boutique cymbal & gong makers.

Bart Elliott gives you a sample taste of what you can expect from a broad selection of cymbals and gongs made from a wide assortment of materials.

The Drummer Cafe doesn't sell these cymbals, we just put in you touch with those that do.

The Drummer Cafe's featured drummers and percussionist listed alphabetically by first name.

Check out our Famous Drummer Birthday Calendar for even more drummers and percussionists; includes brief bio, photos and videos.