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About Sheboygan Drums

Jamison Stokdyk is a drum teacher in Sheboygan WI

Develop Counting Awareness: Learn to Feel the Music

Learn to Feel the Music – Counting Awareness

Develop Music Awareness - Sheboygan DrumsLearn how to know your place in a song. Drummers can developed an awareness of where they are in the section of a song. It can become nearly sub-conscious. A great way to begin is by understanding four-bar divisions. It allows a drummer to know when they’re four bars in, halfway through, or at the end of a section. Mastering this enables a drummer to feel the music without having to think about it. Continue reading

Benefits of Playing in a Band

  Drummer in BandDrummers Benefit from Playing in a Band

One of the best ways to improve as a drum set player is to play drums in a band. Most large cities have websites for bands seeking musicians. To find bands seeking drummers in Sheboygan, try Bandmix.

Creating Your Own Drum Parts

Developing the ability to create your own style of drum parts on-the-fly is essential for a modern drummer. Continue reading

Basic Dynamics - SheboyganDrums.com

Dynamics and Dynamic Markings

Understanding Dynamics

dy•nam•ics |dīˈnamiks| The levels of volume in music.

What are Dynamics?

Dynamics are the levels of volume in music, an important aspect of music. Drums are especially good at playing dynamics. Since drums are inherently loud, it reveals skill when a drummer plays quietly. Nonetheless, it is often the loud parts that are the most exciting. Playing a contrast between soft and loud can make music more interesting.

As a drum teacher, I’ve found useful ways to help drummers understand dynamics. Continue reading

Summer Drum Lessons

Summer Drum Lessons

Want to Learn Drums This Summer?

Summer drum lessons are available for beginner, intermediate, and advanced drummers. There is no contract or commitment when taking drum lessons at Sheboygan Drums in Sheboygan. Drum lessons continue year round and are available on most popular drum and percussion instruments.
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Sheboygan Drums Recommends

Sheboygan Drums Recommends

Having the right equipment and materials is essential for becoming a drummer. Part of learning to play drums is knowing where to begin. There is a vast assortment of drum learning materials and drum equipment. Learning what to use is a daunting task. Having a drum teacher solves the problem of not knowing where to start. Continue reading

Which Drums to Learn

Which Drums to Learn

New drummers are excited to learn drums, but don’t always know which drums they want to learn. Drums are percussion instruments. There are many percussion instruments. Drummers can be attracted to a musical setting such as a rock band or drumline, or to an instrument such as drum set or marimba. Some percussion instruments are used in multiple musical settings while others have specific applications. This page lists percussion instruments that are common for drummers in the USA and shows the musical settings in which the instruments are played.
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