How Long Does It Take To Learn Drums: According To Drum Teacher

How much time does it take to learn the drums

How long does it take to learn drums?

As a drum teacher, I’ve heard this question a lot.

Are you wondering as well?

Then it’s time to find your answer:

How long will it take you to learn drums?

Spoiler alert:

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1st Blues Shuffle Drum Beat

Blues drumming shuffle beat for beginners

Are you ready for your 1st blues shuffle drum beat?

Yeah, awesome! 🙂

My free drum notes will help you master this awesome groove.

Feel free to download the PDF and start learning your first shuffle on the drums.

It’s a versatile groove I’m sure you will love to play.

Speaking of:

To help you get the feeling for the blues on drums, I will also link a video with a great tune in this blog post.

It’s a drumless track in 6/8, but you can also use it for practicing our blues shuffle.

And now, let’s take a look at the bluesy beat, shall we? 🙂

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Play The Drums Barefoot? Here’s Why I Prefer Shoes

Play the drums barefoot

Some play the drums barefoot.

Other drummers wear socks.

Or shoes.

What about you?

How do you drum?

I used to go for socks when I started out as a female drummer.

However, I changed to drumming with shoes some time ago.

But what is actually better?

Play the drums barefoot, with shoes or maybe socks?

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For Best Progress: How Long & How Often Practice Drums As A Beginner?

How long and often practice drums beginners

How long should you practice the drums as a beginner?

And should you practice every day for best progress?

These are two frequently asked questions by drum beginners.

In this article, I’m going to answer both for you.

Let’s start off with this one:

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3 Rules Of How To Become A Successful Drummer

Tips how to become a successful drummer

How can you become a successful drummer?

That’s a great question.

In today’s article, we’re going to answer it.

I’m sharing 3 rules helping you crack this goal.

Please notice:

This article is not for you when you’re searching for tips and hacks to sharpen your drumming skills.

It’s about becoming a successful drummer in terms of a way of life.

Also, they are key elements for making a proper living by drumming and beyond.

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7 Easy Blues Drum Beats For Starters (+ Free Notes)

Blues drumming beats for beginners

Ah, Blues drum beats!

Wonderful grooves for a lovely music genre.

In this article, you’ll learn 7 of them.

The patterns are written in the 12/8 time signature (which is really popular in Blues!) and include

  • eighth notes
  • and pauses as well as
  • dotted quarter notes. (I will explain dots in music later on.)

So to start off, let’s take a glimpse at our 7 blues drum beats not only starters will have a blast learning.

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How To Count 8th Notes As A Drummer

Counting 8th notes music tips

How do you count 8th notes as a drummer?

Great – and important – question!

In this article, I’m going to share my way of counting the common note value.

You’ll also learn how to count eighth rests.

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How Often You Should Practice Drums As A Beginner

How often practice drums as a beginner

Uhm … How often should I practice drums as a beginner?

That’s a question I get asked a lot.

So to help you out, I’ll answer it in this article.

Also, you’ll find some helpful tips to get the most out of your practice time.

Even if you’re a quite busy person:

You can still rock the drum set.

Yeah! 🙂

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What Do You Learn From Drumming (Besides Of Playing The Drums) ?

What to learn by drumming

What do you learn from drumming?

Well …

I guess to play the drums? 😀

ABSOLUTELY!

Not so funny joke aside: There’s more to it.

Learning to play the drums has quite some benefits to offer.

Finally, it’s not about hitting a bunch of drums and cymbals by accidents.

There’s a lot to learn from drumming besides of cool beats and rhythms.

In this article, let’s dig into the mindset part of learning this lovely set of instruments.

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Can Drums Be Tuned & If So, How?

Can drums be tuned tips

Really? Drums can be tuned?

Yes!

You can tune your drums. 🙂

Actually, a lot of people ask me this question.

A student of mine as well.

His problem was:

Due to a bad sounding drum kit at home, he didn’t feel like practicing.

So, we had to fix this issue.

And we did.

Yay!

In today’s article, you’ll learn how.

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