Three Ways to Learn Drum Beats
You heard a cool drum beat in a song and want to learn it. Then you get on your drums and don’t know how to do it. How Do You Learn Drum Beats? Practice is the correct answer. But if you don’t know what to practice; how do you begin? Continue reading
Learn to Feel the Music – Counting Awareness
Learn 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
Drummers 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
How to Write Drum Set Music Notation
Knowing how to write drum notation gives you an advantage as a student and a performer. You will often find it useful to write a drum rhythm or fill that you want to remember.
The note head shown above is a note ball. It is not a perfect circle; it’s slightly oval. This is what notes normally look like. Continue reading