The Most Important Exercise For Drum Beginners Explained

Drum exercise for beginners tips

What’s the most important exercise for drum beginners?

Is it

  • learning our 40 rudiments,
  • mastering limb independence,
  • getting comfortable with a certain technique?

Well …

No.

The most important drum exercise is the one most beginner drummers tend to overlook.

Maybe you as well?

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5 Practical Time-Savers For Stressed Drummers

Time-savers for drummers tips

The best time-savers for stressed drummers?

Share.

This.

Information!

Sure, I will. 🙂

Each tip in this drumming guide is tried and tested.

Feel free to give your top picks a try as well.

Oh, and before I forget:

I’m talking about the negative version of stress in this drumming guide.

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Bossa Nova Drum Beat: A Step-by-Step Guide

How To Play Bossa Nova Drum Beat

The bossa nova drum beat definitely is a musical gem you will love:

This Brazilian groove not only is fun to play, but also really smooth sounding as well.

In addition, it can be a motivating challenge for drum beginners.

That’s why in today’s step-by-step guide, I’m sharing a favorite bossa nova drum beat.

We’re starting with the bass drum pattern in eighth notes as it is the fundation of our groove.

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5 Painful Drumming Mistakes & What I’ve Learned From Making Them

Drumming mistakes tips for beginners

Learning the drums? Get ready to face some drumming mistakes!

Hey, I’m just being honest.

And after all, we all know them, right?

The mistakes we ALL make as a drummer.

Everybody struggles when starting-out to play the drums.

Still, I struggle after being a drummer half of my life.

No big deal, that’s normal.

You might struggle as well, and get over your drumming mistakes.

Maybe you made some bigger ones like me.

And hey … that’s perfectly fine!

Just remember:

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6 Fun & Easy Drum Grooves For Beginners + Free PDF Download

Easy drum grooves for beginners

Looking for fun & easy drum grooves for beginners?

Glad you’re here.

In this blog post, I’m sharing 6 drum grooves perfectly suited for starters.

Here’s what they look like:

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How You Can Easily Decide On What To Practice Next

What to practice drums ideas

Ok, and now? What to practice next?

I bet you’ve asked yourself this question before.

As a drummer, you can learn a LOT.

That’s awesome, but the amount of potential exercises might give you a hard time setting your next goal.

To help you out, I’m sharing a bunch of simple ways to find out what you can practice next on the drums.

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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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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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