Land a gig at your favorite festival

Land a gig at your favorite festival

Summer’s coming to an end and aren't you lucky to have benefited from all it has to offer: sun, drinks, and...festivals of all sorts! The choice is vast (more than 1,800 festivals took place in 2015) and styles vary. You might be thinking, "Well,...

Legendary drum kits

Legendary drum kits

Far from just a pretty background, far from the ungrateful status of a rhythmic stooge and role of b(r)and ambassador bearing the name of the group plastered across the instrument, the drummer is the guide, the foundation of any group. (S)he’s also...

Summer homework: learn the pentatonic scale

Summer homework: learn the pentatonic scale

If kids have to do a bit of schoolwork over the summer holidays to keep up with things, musicians of any level should too. Like any good teacher, we at Jamzone didn't forget this and to keep you from getting rusty over the summer months, we've...

5 odd objects used for music-making

5 odd objects used for music-making

Accessories for practicing an instrument are quite standard. For a guitar, perhaps you will need a pick or a capo while more adventurous musicians might break out an ebow or a bottleneck. But there are always those few, clever artists who push the...

6 rocking drummers who are also showmen

6 rocking drummers who are also showmen

Refusing to accept their place at the back, some drummers have become the stars of the stage thanks to impressive tricks, a bit of mechanical craftiness and even acrobatic skills. Lead singers aren't the only ones to crave stage presence and public...