Category: Learning

How to Learn to Play Drums Using The Internet

The internet is a fabulous resource for learning but it can be overwhelming. This article helps you understand the importance of consistency and repetition when learning to play the drums and gives you pointers on how to maximise your progress using the resources available.

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How to Effectively Practice the Drums and Get Better

In my experience as a teacher, I have encountered great confusion from students about how exactly to practice their musical instrument. In this guide we will discuss and clarify:  what is practice and what is not why we practice how to get the most from your practice sessions how to approach your instrument with the right

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How to Build Speed & Control Using the Metronome

A drummer’s primary job, behind all the ahem…bells and whistles, is to maintain a steady tempo against which the other musicians can regulate and balance their musical phrases. Tempo is primarily decided by two factors: the breathing of the singer and the dancing of the audience. If a song is played too fast, the singer

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26 Great Drum Songs for Beginners to Practice With

A graded list of beginner songs for new drummers to play along with.
Starting slow, we gradually increase the tempo and add more interesting bass drum patterns.
Whatever your preference for music you should find something here that ignites your enthusiasm.
As beginners we need to learn time-keeping and consistency. These songs have been specifically chosen to help you develop these two key drumming skills.

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Music As A Language: How To Internalise New Patterns

Introduction Playing a new pattern with the music in front of you, or while watching someone else is one thing. How do we internalise that groove or fill so that we can recall it from memory? Music as a Language At this point it is essential to compare learning the drums, or in fact any

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Can I Learn to Play the Drums from the Internet?

Yes…and no.  The internet is a fantastic resource for aspiring drummers, however, the direct face-to-face support of a professional is the fastest way to truly understand the way of the drummer.   The best way to progress at anything is to surround yourself with strong role models.  When learning an instrument, spending time in the company

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