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comment by rezzeJ
rezzeJ  ·  375 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 8, 2017

    Yup. That's all mine now! Now, all I have to do is to figure out how to play the drums.

If you want to do things 'properly', I recommend spending some time learning basic snare drum rudiments. And then have a go at some snare drum only pieces/exercises.

This is because when you move on to the full kit and start playing beats and fills, you're quite often just playing those same rudiments, but now over multiple drums and cymbals. As such, having that foundation in your muscle memory will stand you in good stead. It should help you develop with more consistency.

galen  ·  375 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Adding on: please please please take lessons if it's at all possible. I taught myself for ~2 years before finding a real drum teacher and I had to do so much unlearning. Not to mention how much more quickly I progressed with my teacher's guidance: I can't afford lessons now and my skills have almost totally stagnated.


rezzeJ  ·  375 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Agreed. I was lucky in that I started out by taking lessons straight away via my school. The teacher was a bit no-nonsense, but his actual teaching was invaluable.

Devac  ·  375 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thanks! Both you and galen. I got some basic booklets with instructions that go with your advice. The teacher is already planned, but he'll be more available after the February. It's probably for the better and short of a miracle that I'm not behind with my uni work after this week.

That said, I'm all ears when it comes to further tips or learning resources.

cgod  ·  374 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I can't drum a bit, proficient in a few instruments but talentless at drums.

I used to hang out with a few great drummers and noticed some habits that seemed to drive their craft. All three of them would strip their kits down to snare, high hat and kick every few months. The stripped down intervals really seemed to focus their styles and skills. They all spent a time practicing on just snare and high hat as well.

weewooweewoo  ·  374 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Devac please disregard my advice and follow this instead.