Drum & Percussion Lessons
Drummer Cafe

Over 25 Years of Drummer Cafe


Serving drummers and percussionists since 1996.

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 with a Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance, and Master of Music post-graduate work. His 40+ years in the music and entertainment industry, over 100 album recordings to his credit, as well as an exhaustive understanding of contemporary and classical music makes him a complete and skilled master musician.

Bart continues to work as an active drummer, percussionist, composer, producer, music arranger, director, comedian, MC, educator, writer and visual artist. He is the owner and creator of DrummerCafe.com, which he founded in December of 1996.


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