REMO has formulated a variety of materials that intentionally play to different sound palettes. In designing each drum model, Cooperman specifies a particular head material that pairs with the drum's intended tonal characteristics. .
Cooperman frame drum artists have developed online education programs ( beginner "101" to advance intensives), in private lesson format as well as group workshops, or interactive frame drum academies with self-paced learning modules. More than ever before, it's easy to work with some of the world's most respected drummers, to expand your repertoire while participating as a member of a worldwide community of frame drummers. Pair with a Cooperman AIS drum !
Cooperman-built drums and REMO drum heads are a great pairing - durable, and powerful sounding. They are built to give you many years great service, and they are really quite easy to maintain and keep clean.
In the early 1990's we worked closely with Randy Crafton to develop our line of frame drums. Randy was a close friend of Layne Redmond, and soon enough the Layne Redmond Ancient Image Series was created. A "Windwand" was also made here at the Cooperman shop. We travelled over to the Widow Jane Mine (1996 I think) to hear Layne and The Mob Angels perform with the Windwands. There was a table and we sold the drums and windwands. The drums were a single thin ply of Ash with the image screen printed on a goatskin drum head. There were...