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”
When you’re bored playing the drums, making music just isn’t what it used to be.
It might feel like another to-do on your daily list.
Maybe you even resist to playing drums at all.
Will this be the end of your musical journey?
No, it doesn’t have to.
Being bored playing the drums does happen for various reasons.
The good news is:
You can do something about it.
In this drumming guide, you will find 7 tips helping you enjoy drumming again. Continue reading “You’re Bored Playing The Drums? 7 Tips To Enjoy Drumming Again”
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”
Why drumming is so much fun?
There are various great reasons for learning to play the drums.
Which ones, you ask?
I’m going to share some personal thoughts on this topic.
Maybe you want to do so as well?
Feel free to comment why drumming is so much fun for you. 🙂 Continue reading “Why Drumming Is So Much Fun, You Ask?”
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”
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”
Are you ready for your 1st blues shuffle drum beat?
Yeah, awesome! 🙂
My free drum notes will help you master this awesome groove.
Feel free to download the PDF and start learning your first shuffle on the drums.
It’s a versatile groove I’m sure you will love to play.
To help you get the feeling for the blues on drums, I will also link a video with a great tune in this blog post.
It’s a drumless track in 6/8, but you can also use it for practicing our blues shuffle.
And now, let’s take a look at the bluesy beat, shall we? 🙂 Continue reading “1st Blues Shuffle Drum Beat”
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?”
Ah, Blues drum beats!
Wonderful grooves for a lovely music genre.
In this guide, you’ll learn 7 fun & easy beats.
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 the dots later on.)
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)”