Midi Poly Grid – THE app for Finger Drumming with XpressPads

Midi Poly Grid Mobile App

In case you haven’t seen it yet, check out the new app from Andreas Müller, Midi Poly Grid. The app by default comes with the XpressPads Standard, Latin & Jazz, and Xtreme layouts, as well as the Magic Tone Network layout. The app is highly customizable, so you can adjust the pad layouts to your…
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I Played “The Breakbeat Bible” From Beginning To End With XpressPads

Ceyhan Soundcloud Profile

[This is an email that I’ve received from Ceyhan Peştimalcıoğlu from Istanbul, Turkey. He started fringer drumming with the XpressPads technique in April 2019.] Hi.  Xpress pads, along with maschine, brought joy to my life. I quit my job 3 weeks after my purchase, produced several songs, and now I exclusively play drum machine when…
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One Year Finger Drumming Training Review

Watch Vlad Crisu from The Joy of Finger Drumming celebrate his one-year training results with a blockbuster-lenght review video:   I decided to copy my own YouTube and paste it here so you can read my thoughts about it: SORRY, THIS IS GOING TO BE A BLOCKBUSTER-LENGTH COMMENT Hey Vlad, Thanks a lot for making…
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The Journey Of Becoming A Finger Drummer With XpressPads

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I’m pleased to introduce a very special YouTube channel to you. It’s “The Joy of Finger Drumming“. This channel describes Vlad Crisu’s journey of becoming a finger drummer with the XpressPads technique. On a monthly basis, Vlad releases progress update videos. Besides that, he comes up with a lot of additional valuable content, such as…
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Finger Drumming Challenge (TJoFD)

finger drumming challenge

Welcome to the finger drumming challenge XpressPads finger drummers, it’s your turn! Vlad Crisu from The Joy of Finger Drumming has initiated a finger drumming challenge an I hope a lot of you guys will join! The rules Practice the challenge groove. You can use the slowed-down video (including notation) from the below or above…
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Vlad Crisu: I look forward all day to the XpressPads time of the day

Vlad Crisu Finger Drumming with iRig Pads and Addictive Drums 2

Hey, Andreas! I read your latest blog post on the XpressPads website a few days ago, about Walter, the Canadian veteran who is using XpressPads as a management tool for his PTSD. Man, what a valuable read that was! I bet it was amazing to read that and feel that your work is paying off…
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How the XpressPads Finger Drumming Technique helps Walter Logozar to better cope with PTSD

Walter Logozar

This is an email exchange that I had with Walter Logozar from Canada. I’m glad that Walter shared his experience with XpressPads, as he applies it as part of his PTSD therapy (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Therapy) . I was overwhelmed when reading his emails. If YOU suffer from PTSD, you should read Walter’s 20…
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Presonus ATOM for Finger Drumming

Presonus ATOM

Better read the manual before buying the Presonus ATOM When the Presonus ATOM was announced a few months ago I was super-thrilled as it seemed to become a good alternative to the AKAI MPD218, the pad controller I deeply love and which I use for finger drumming most of the time. The issue is: I…
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Steve Berman: This to me is THE system, and by far the most intuitive.

Steve Berman from Phoenix, Arizona, left the below comment on the YouTube video you’ll find at the bottom of this blog post. Many thanks, Steve!   I naively thought that I might have come up with the idea of pad drumming about 3 years ago, but then Googled a bit and ended up finding this…
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Finger Drumming Round Table at SMF 2018 Berlin

Finger Drumming Round Table at Sample Music Festival 2018 Berlin

It came and went by so quickly… the “finger drumming round table” at Sample Music Festival 2018 in Berlin. It was a pleasure to meet so many great people who drive forward the art and business of finger drumming. At the finger drumming round table, finger drumming-legend and -idol David “Fingers” Haynes, Clockwerk and Andreas…
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