• Bax Music is offering music product experts the chance to make professional video reviews! If you’ve got a passion for musical instruments, DJ Gear, studio equipment, lighting equipment, or PA products and you’d like to share your extensive knowledge and experience with our followers on YouTube, then get in touch because we’re looking for you! Interested? Read on to find out more.

  • Reggae drumming. How do you do it? Reggae is a playing style that, in terms of difficulty, is often underestimated by a lot of drummers (and musicians). Playing tight, authentic reggae grooves can be a little harder than you’d think. For example, if a reggae track emerges during a jam session, it gets pretty clear, pretty quickly that a lot of the musicians involved have no idea what they need to play or even what their role is. In this blog, I try to lay out the essential reggae drum rhythms along with some tips to pull the tightest sound from your groove.

  • Is it difficult for beginners to pick up the cajon? The short answer is no! This percussion instrument doesn’t just look simple but it’s also really simple and intuitive to play, making the cajon accessible for beginners as well as experienced musicians. That said… if you want to learn to play the cajon, it’s worth knowing a few basic techniques. In this blog, you’ll hopefully learn two essential things: the most comfortable and healthy cajon playing posture and how to get the best sound.

  • Few instruments demand such intense use of your body as drum kits do. Sure, coordination is difficult when it comes to nearly all musical instruments, considering you usually need two hands and sometimes your mouth as well. Drummers, however, use both hands and both feet, and each limb needs to behave independently of the other. And don’t even get me started on singing drummers. Luckily, limb independence can be practised with a number of exercises that I’m about to show you.

  • Drumheads are one of the most important, if not the single most important part of the way your drum kit sounds. Replacing them can add up and get pretty costly, especially if you own a considerable kit. In this blog, I’ll be sharing three practical tips to help you make the most of your drumheads. And don’t worry, it’s not all about ‘hitting less hard’.

  • Whether you’re doing gigs with your band or you’re a DJ doing drive-in shows, lighting is an essential component for the right atmosphere. But what kind of stage lighting creates that right kind of vibe for your event? Pars, blinders, strobes, moonflowers, derby effects, moving heads, scanners, lasers, halogen lights, LED lighting…it’s intimidating how many options there are to choose from. Guest blogger Bo Janssens helps you figure out your ideal on-stage lighting set-up.

  • For some time now, DJ-ing has long been as much about the show as it is about what you play or what kind of effects you throw in. You’re never going to blow minds by just hitting play and sipping a cocktail. As such and especially for mobile Djs, the standard setup has expanded to include some pretty progressive lighting gear. Guestblogger and DJ, Brian (BRIVE) shares some of his experiences and tips to help guide you through what’s out there and to elevate your show and make sure your name, as well your tunes, stick in the heads of your crowd.

  • Everyone has their own habits, but not many realize these habits have have a huge impact on your career. Today, Guest Blogger Jeroen Hillebrand from Moon Jelly Agency will go over 5 key-habits to help boost your music career.

  • Guest blogger Teo Lazarov from Chordify looked at the most-played songs on their music education platform since 2013. Let the cherry picking from the all-time play-along favorites begin!