Barrhaven Music Academy is dedicated to providing our community with the very best in music education. Our knowledgeable, experienced and friendly staff will guide students to their musical goals, one step at a time. From piano to violin, guitar to drums, we’re proud to be a school that’s focused on the quality of instruction and not the size of our student base.
Our vision for all students – young and old, beginner to advanced – is to learn, create and innovate through the gift of music.
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From the Blog
October 10, 2013
The Drum Duel: Acoustic vs Electric kits
Everything, it seems, has gone digital these days: music, games, keyboards – even how we pay for our morning coffee. While everything is evolving into the digital era, can electronic versions truly make the original product better? Looking at this from the perspective of a percussion student, performer or teacher, we ask: Do electronic drum kits really measure up to its acoustic predecessors? yamaha-drums
Electronic drum kits have come a long way since their introduction to the music industry in 1976. In recent years, newer drum kits have addressed many of the shortcomings of early electronic drums. Basic entry-level units aside, the more professional kits, built from brands like Yamaha and Roland, have been geared toward creating a sound and playing experience that is nearly indistinguishable from the traditional acoustic kit. With focus on high quality digital sounds (these kits can simulate effects like muffling, microphone position and ambient acoustic), multiple triggers, realistic hi-hats and multiple outputs, these features go a long way in making these sets more enjoyable to play.
So what are the advantages of playing and learning on an electronic kit?
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