By Drew Armentrout
Roland electronic drums are known for their incredible playability, extremely expressive sounds, and overall quality, but did you know that V-Drums Sound Modules also have great practice tools? These drum tools are designed to challenge you and help you get better faster! Let’s explore the TD-15 Drum Sound Module*.
The Coach mode includes exercises designed to improve and challenge your skills. Coach mode is your personal drumming instructor and great for drummers at any level.
The TD-15 includes a great selection of play along songs and patterns in a variety of musical styles. Want to jam with your favorite tunes? You can access WAV and MP3 files directly from an optional USB thumb drive, and you’ll never forget a thick groove or an inspired fill with the two-button ease of Quick Record (QUICK REC)! When a USB thumb drive is connected, the five (5) most recent quick-record performances are exported via USB as a Standard MIDI File (SMF).
To give educators ideas and examples on how to incorporate V-Drums features into their lessons, Roland’s Education team has created V-Drums Teaching Tips documents on such topics as rhythm, sound, and ensemble play. Roland also has a large library of V-Drums Lessons for the beginner to more advanced player. This ongoing video series features drum and percussion lessons hosted by top clinicians, performers, and recording artists.
*Similar training functions are included in the TD-4, TD-11, and HPD-10. All Roland TD and HD Series modules include a built-in metronome.