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: Continue reading “For Best Progress: How Long & How Often Practice Drums As A Beginner?”
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. Continue reading “7 Easy Blues Drum Beats For Starters (+ Free Notes)”
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. Continue reading “How To Count 8th Notes As A Drummer”
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! 🙂 Continue reading “How Often You Should Practice Drums As A Beginner”
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.
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. Continue reading “Drumming For Beginners: 13 Lucky Tips You Wish Somebody Shared With You Earlier”
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: Continue reading “How To Master The Basics Of Linear Drumming Today”
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? Continue reading “My 9 Favorite Music Practice Strategies (Not Only For Drummers)”
Is drumming easy or hard? That’s a great question. And one I happen to hear a lot. Unfortunately, there’s no overall answer. It depends, after all.
To help you make a decision for learning drums, however, I’ll share some personal advice with you. Continue reading “Is Drumming Easy?”
Sixteenth notes on drums?
And I truly believe: You will as well.
For this reason, I made this comprehensive guide for beginners.
You’ll learn everything that you need to know about this lovely note value.
Ready? Let’s rock! Continue reading “You Want To Learn Sixteenth Notes On Drums? Here’s Your Guide!”
What? Practice drums without drums?! Hey Manu, you must be kidding. Or … is it possible?
Yep. It is.
That’s the short answer. You can practice drums without drums. No matter if you’re the acoustic or electronic drum type.
But how? And what else is there to know about this style of learning? Let’s look into it. Continue reading “Can You Practice Drums Without Drums?”