What is a drum fill?
And how can you tell it apart from a drum groove or beat?
In this short guide for beginners, you’ll learn
- a simple definition of drum fills (or fill-ins)
- and what sets them apart from beats or grooves.
This knowledge will not only help you understand your drumming exercises better.
It will also give you precious insights on why you’re playing what you’re playing on the drum kit.
Agreed! 😀 Continue reading “What Is A Drum Fill?”
You’ve been criticized as a drummer?
Ouch … not cool.
Not at all.
Being criticized hurts.
It’s a shitty feeling, and you might be discouraged right now.
I’ve been criticized, too, you know.
That’s why I’m writing this guide today.
As a fellow drummer, I want to show you that
- it’s actually a good thing to be criticized,
- why it’s still perfectly fine to feel bad about it
- and how you can transform your pain into something beautiful.
Yes, you’re able to take great advantage of the criticism you received.
So, read on.
You might be surprised. Continue reading “Been Criticized As A Drummer? Read On!”
Learning very easy drum beats is a great idea:
As a beginner, you
- can memorize them quite fast,
- play them to many popular songs or
- use them to expand your drumming vocabulary.
Each of the 8 drum beats I’m going to explain in today’s guide is perfectly suited for beginners on the drum set.
I’m sharing a free sheet music PDF with our 8 very easy drum beats as well.
Just download the notes and add them to your collection of drums sheet music. Continue reading “8 Very Easy Drum Beats For Beginners (Free Notes)”
You’re a drum beginner, and you’re finally going to jam with other musicians?
There’s a lot of fun waiting just around the corner. 🙂
At the same time, you might wonder:
How can you collaborate and jam with other musicians?
After all, that’s a whole new experience for you.
In this drumming guide, you’ll find some tried and tested tips helping you successfully prepare for your jam sessions.
You’ll also learn about things you should avoid when collaborating with other musicians.
But first, let’s answer this frequently asked question: Continue reading “How To Jam With Other Musicians As A Drum Beginner”
Certain drumming equipment for beginners is essential if you want to learn the drums properly.
For this reason, I’m sharing 13 must-haves a novice drummer needs.
Some of the equipment like a high-quality drum set is obvious, while other utensils might surprise you.
With that said, let’s take a look at essential drumming equipment every beginner should own. Continue reading “Essential Drumming Equipment Every Beginner Needs”
Are drum notes for beginners hard to learn?
How do they look like?
And what else should you know about drums sheet music?
In this guide, you’ll learn how to easily read & understand drum notes.
We’ll have a look at the notation for a standard drum kit, including the
- bass drum or kick,
- snare drum,
as well as the
cymbals. Continue reading “Drum Notes For Beginners: How To Read & Understand Them”
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”
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: Continue reading “How Long Does It Take To Learn Drums: According To Drum Teacher”
Some play the drums barefoot.
Other drummers wear socks.
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? Continue reading “Play The Drums Barefoot? Here’s Why I Prefer Shoes”
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?”