As I learned to play drums, setting up the accurate grip and right body and hand position with respect to the instrument is crucial. Any percussionist or drummer that struggles with troubles in their performance will more or less always have erroneous habits in one or more of the regions. These erroneous habits are very simple to see and set right as I gained knowledge of playing drums. These are all external, noticeable and correctable by easy observation. There were many a time when I struggled, got frustrated, and through persistent practice found solutions for each one.
- The most widespread problem I as a beginner’s practice approach is straightforward: I underestimated how many times to reiterate each pattern before moving on to the next one. Repeating things enough times helped me in increasing the ‘muscle memory’ which is needed to play things suitably consistently.
- I became very impatient and started to speed up and make blunders. As patience is virtue, I waited until I had repeated a pattern sufficient time so that it becomes completely easy, before speeding up.
- One more of the most common mistakes I made was getting frustrated: I didn’t practice bite-size portion of a pattern initially. It’s somewhat like eating – we don’t place a complete sandwich in our mouth at one time and then start chewing, we take bite and chew each one totally. If we do this with playing drums, we will succeed in learning them fast.
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Enjoy practicing and bear in mind that practicing is the effort and the show where we get to show-off, a modest is the payoff. Also, never give up on this tiresome task of perfecting the drums. Gadgets are difficult to play that’s the reason musicians get the attention they deserve.
Other than the practice pad, drumsticks are also required. I purchased a reliable, sturdy and high-quality pair of drumsticks for a superior learning skill. One more important prerequisite is the lessons for playing drums. I was lucky enough to get a Private Drum Lesson. There are wide collections of books online or at a local music store. The best approach to learning to play drums is to decide the correct drum lessons. It can be chosen from Private Drum Lesson, Online Drum Lesson or Drum Lesson on DVD. The foremost and vital part of taking a lesson is to have correct beats and timing. Counting time is extremely essential for all drummers and this proficiency can be mastered through countless practice.
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Gripping of drumstick is yet another critical factor which determines how to develop the drumming abilities. Initially my grip on drumsticks was not at all good which severely hinders my progress. With time and guidance, I bettered my Hands & Instrument Positioning. It is important to position our arms, hands and body correctly with respect to drum position. Some of the steps are given below:-
- Place the practice pad or drum at waist height, just beneath the navel, and hang the arms at ease by the side. The drums should be kept flat and not at an inclination as we learn to play drums.
- Curve the elbows to lift the forearms and hands, placing the beads off the sticks 10 centimeters over the middle of the playing facade.
- Wrists should be somewhat lifted so the stick slants downward from the pivot to the beads of the sticks.
- The butts of the stick extend by a few centimeters out of the backside of the hand away from the arm and wrist. The wrist must be slightly curved away from the body shaping a “crook”.
- Upper arm hangs at ease by the side, forearm is horizontal and parallel to the ground, bead is held 10 centimeters above the middle of the playing facade.
- The left wrist is somewhat turned away from the body.
- The wrist is lower than the bottom of the thumb enduring the “ski-slope” inclination.
- Left hand Stick angle is to some extent broader than the right hand stick angle.
When looking at drums, there are different types of drums that consist in a set. There are different brands, dimensions, sticks used, and different modifications that can be done; amongst other things that affects by in large the sound of each equipment. Here is a record of the drums that is found in more or less every drum set:
- Bass Drum: The big one on the ground.
- Snare drum – This one is typically positioned to the left and played with the drummer’s non-dominant hand stick.
- Cymbals – There are many kinds of cymbals, varying in shape, type, and sound.
- Tom-Toms – There are several types of tom-toms, the most familiar three are the Floor Tom, the Mid-Tom, and the High-Tom.
Drums have at all times been one of the most admired instruments. When I first learned to play the drums I loved the beat, the sound and the wonderful exhilaration that comes all along with it. The most significant things when I started to learn about playing drums are to have the correct equipment and accessories. I never bought an expensive drum as I was just a beginner; nevertheless, it is fair to have instruments that are in good working condition. I bought a drum practice pad as it is not only less costly but it also gave me what I needed for a good foundation. The practice pad is less complex in contrast to the conventional drums. I used them for learning the fundamentals of drumming for instance, basic notes, timing and drumstick grip.
I found this video on youtube.com. He walks through the basic beats to start out with on the drums. Learn and practice.
Hi! I am Chris. I am 18 years old. From my very childhood I was fascinated by music. My feet used to automatically start tapping whenever I heard music. By the time I was about 14 years my fascination was more concentric on the Drums. In a year’s time I was so much engrossed in it that I wanted to be a drummer by myself. My parents supported me in my endeavor and today at 18, I am accomplishing my dream. I want to share some of the tips with you to start your dream with the drums. Will post my tips in the next couple days. In training over Here.
A new day a new skill. If only we could learn a new skill and easily master it in only a couple weeks. Truth is, it takes years to master any instrument. Even when you think you are the master of a craft, new ideas and ways of thinking emerge years later. This site is dedicated to my path to drum mastery. I am using an online course I bought for 49.95, available here. I will update you with my journey of learning out to play the drums