What’s the most important exercise for drum beginners?
- learning our 40 rudiments,
- mastering limb independence,
- getting comfortable with a certain technique?
The most important drum exercise is the one most beginner drummers tend to overlook.
Maybe you as well? Continue reading “The Most Important Exercise For Drum Beginners Explained”
The best time-savers for stressed drummers?
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. Continue reading “5 Practical Time-Savers For Stressed Drummers”
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. Continue reading “Bossa Nova Drum Beat: A Step-by-Step Guide”
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: Continue reading “5 Painful Drumming Mistakes & What I’ve Learned From Making Them”
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: Continue reading “6 Fun & Easy Drum Grooves For Beginners + Free PDF Download”
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. Continue reading “How You Can Easily Decide On What To Practice Next”
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”