How To Count 8th Notes As A Drummer

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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

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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) ?

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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?

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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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Drumming For Beginners: 13 Lucky Tips You Wish Somebody Shared With You Earlier

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Drumming for beginners can be hard.

I mean, like really hard.

There’s just so much going on.

A lot to learn.

And a lot to suck at.

No wonder, why drumming for beginners – and not only them, trust me! – seems so hard.

Is there anything you can do to make learning to play the drums easier?

Glad you ask. 🙂

I’m sharing 13 lucky drumming tips with you.

Why are they lucky, you ask?

As they were a game changer for me, they certainly can do the trick for you as well.

To make it short:

My 13 tips will help you to get into drumming not only way easier, but also with more fun.

Also, the drumming tips for beginners are not in a special order or something.

Each of them can be a huge benefit for you.

Plus:

The tips I’m sharing in this article are based on my own drumming experience.

I’ve been making music for over 15 year, including teaching the drums and cajon since Friday the 13th September 2013.

See a pattern? 😉

So I know they work.

Not for somebody.

But for you.

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How To Master The Basics Of Linear Drumming Today

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Linear drumming is awesome! Basically, you play one instrument at the time.

This gives you a lot of freedom to experiment with great drum beats.

However, it could be a little overwhelming to find the right starting point for starting out with linear drumming.

So I wrote this easy guide to help you master the basics of this really cool way of playing the drums today.

But first, let’s answer this important question:

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6 Punk Drum Beats Of Famous Songs Worth Your Practice Time

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Punk drum beats? Big love.

Despite my classical training, that’s where I come from in terms of music.

Finally, I kind of started my musical journey playing melodic punk rock in an all-girl band.

So in this article, you’ll find a bunch of really cool punk drum beats from famous songs in a free drum notes PDF.

The beats are

  • fun,
  • full of energy
  • and sound awesome.

Or, let’s say it in five words: definitley worth your practice time.

And yes, most of them are quite fast if you want to play them to the original songs.

So they can give you a challenge behind the kit.

That’s part of the fun. 🙂

Yeah!

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My 9 Favorite Music Practice Strategies (Not Only For Drummers)

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Music practice strategies are gold worth. Why?

They drastically reduce your practice effort while maximizing your results.

It’s not about the what. It’s about the how.

If you follow music practice strategies, you’ll soon understand the importance of them.

So what are my top picks for you?

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