Dojo is a Japanese word meaning 'place of the way', it reflects the rationale behind the Drumdojo theme, the site and its cellular structure.
DrumDojo started life in 1998 as Powerhaus.net by Paul Marshall from N.Ireland. It was intended for percussionists who have spent hours surfing the 'net looking for key pieces of information to supplement & advance their understanding of their instruments.
Powerhaus became Drumdojo in 2001 to provide a cohesive information-based resource. Much of the content of the site is presented in the form of useful articles written by knowledgeable percussionists from all around the world, other parts provide reviews of equipment and links to further information on the web.
The site is not about people showing off how much or little they know, but is instead directed towards drummers from all disciplines as a site where they can learn more about how and why their instruments work. You are invited to share some of their understanding for the benefit of others.Drumdojo It is intended to be pseudo-encyclopaedic in its construction with equal rigour on fact checking and accuracy. The site tends to have a technical aspect by design and has placed no barriers on the depth to which any area of our art can be investigated
The site is funded through advertising. This pays for hosting, maintenance and development of Drumdojo.
I express my sincere thanks to the percussionists from RMMP and elsewhere who were so generous in donating their work at the start of the project and for freely sharing for all these years.
I have written to everyone to ask them to take up their advertising allocation. and I invite fresh contributors and fresh articles
Thanks are especially due to the professional and amateur players of RMMP (rec.music.makers.percussion) newsgroup for their contributions to the drumset section, thanks are also due to RMMPH-D (rec.music.makers.percussion.hand-drum), and the frame drumming, bongo drumming, goblet drumming and bodojo yahoo groups. I and the contributors hope you enjoy the site and take some useful information away to help your understanding of the instrument. You are free to download for individual study purposes only - any other use is not permitted unless with clearance from the author(s) - please see the copyright notice below. If you use an article frequently then I would request that you submit one for others to share
Learn and enjoy
Paul Marshall DMS MBA
Noise & Stuff
Copyright Notice Any material held on www.drumdojo.com or its associated and partner sites remains under the shared copyright control of the authors and Drumdojo at all times, the name 'Drumdojo' and any associated identity thereof are trademarks of and copyrighted to Powerhaus/Paul Marshall. You are free to download articles for individual study purposes only - any other use including photocopying for group/class distribution is not permitted unless with explicit clearance from the author(s). Authors' e-mail addresses are available from the articles or the contributors gallery
Accuracy of content / disclaimer
Drumdojo is constructed from articles donated by drummers and percussionists across the world. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that these are accurate and of good quality, Drumdojo and any associated individuals or groups are in no way responsible for any damage or loss of any nature, howsoever caused as a result of reading and acting on this material.
This site is dedicated to my dear departed brother in percussion Eric Stuer, Without his support, experience and big heart my own contribution would have been so much less.
Please visit and support his site www.rhythmweb.com being run by his children in his honour