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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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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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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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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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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Why You Need To Practice Drumming Smart & How To Do So

Smart drum practice tips

Wait … Practice drumming smart? Isn’t hard the way to go?

Well. Yes. And no.

After all, you will have some other tasks to do besides of practicing the drum kit. So it’s necessary to spend your available time wisely.

For this reason, practicing hard might not be the best decision for you. It’s the smart way

  • saving you time while
  • helping you achieve your drumming goals

right as you go.

So, how do you practice drumming smart? Let’s look into it.

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