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
The Best Way to Learn Drums
Learning to Play Drums – Advice for the Beginning Drummer
Especially when beginning, drummers need help entering the universe of drumming. From techniques to terminology to equipment, trying to learn drums without the guidance of a proficient drum instructor is inefficient. Get started right and progress faster with a private drum teacher.
Suggest a Topic – SHEBOYGAN DRUMS
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What You Need to Learn Drums
In order to learn drums, it is necessary for drummers to practice the lessons and techniques assigned by their drum teacher. In order to practice your drum lesson, it is necessary to have some equipment available for your use. Don’t worry, the equipment required is minimal and can be very inexpensive, especially if you consult your drum teacher for advice. Here I will explain what is required to begin taking drum lessons, and what may be required as you progress as a drummer.
Practice Timpani at Home Using Drum Set
This article will describe how to use the toms and snare drum from your drum set as a substitute for timpani when practicing at home. If your school or orchestra can not accommodate your timpani practice schedule, practicing at home can be a life saver.
This page explains my philosophy for teaching drum lessons and how it influences the Drum Studio Policy for my drum students.
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
Drum Lesson Policy
Students should practice daily between lessons. Beginning students should practice 20 minutes daily; Intermediate students 30-60 minutes daily; Advanced students 60 minutes daily. Lesson time is not practice time. Please come prepared.