Drum & Percussion Lessons
Drummer Cafe 20th Anniversary
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5-Minute Lessons

In this 5-Minute Lesson, I explain and demonstrate my approach to using and playing the chimes or tubular bells in special situations, like in a pit orchestra, when only one or two pitches are actually needed.

Rather than trying to haul an entire set of chimes into the pit, especially when I only need one or two pitches, I like to remove the pitches I need from the rack. This allows me to play individual tubes by either holding it with one hand while striking it with the other, or mounting the tube by hanging it from a double-braced boom cymbal stand and playing it with either hand.

Bart Elliott

Bart Elliott is a degreed professional musician and founder of the Drummer Cafe. His 35+ years in the music industry, over 100 albums to his credit, as well as his understanding of contemporary and classical music, makes him a complete and skilled master musician. A highly sought after drummer and percussionist, both live and in the studio, Bart is widely known as a top music educator and gifted teacher, appearing as a guest artist and clinician throughout the USA.