You should practice drumming daily.
At least if you want to become a skilled drummer.
I’m sure you’ve heard this advice before.
But is it really true?
Do you need to practice drumming daily?
Let’s find out.
Practice Drumming Daily If You’re Able To
First things first:
Nobody can force you to practice daily.
You might want to do so, but it’s obligatory after all.
So no, you definitely don’t have to practice drumming daily.
Furthermore, it’s not unlikely that you simply can’t do so.
Most people’s days are packed with all sorts of activities, ranging from
- studying or working for a living,
- taking care of your family
- to simply doing the groceries.
Between all your chores, you also need to find the time for drumming.
Maybe you already know where I’m going here:
It’s great if you want and can practice daily.
I love to do so as well!
Unfortunately, drumming on a daily basis is not always possible for various reasons.
Does this mean you simple can’t become a great musician?
No, not at all.
It all comes down to high-quality drum practice time.
What Does High-Quality Drum Practice Time Mean?
Each human being is given 24 hours or 1,440 minutes daily.
That’s a fact.
As you can’t have more time available, you likely want to make the best out of it.
That’s what I mean by high-quality drum practice time:
Be aware of the fact that time’s a limited commodity.
You can unintentionally waste it, and it’s gone.
However, you can also spend your time thoughtfully.
For example, you might want to set motivating goals like finally learning how to read drum notes.
Or you could decide to play to your favorite songs today.
If you’re satisfied with your decisions, we’re talking about high-quality drum practice time.
But what’s low-quality practicing, then?
For me, low-quality drum practice time means that you
- only practice for the sake of practicing,
- are not enjoying or/and you’re
- not understanding what you’re doing.
So basically, you don’t have to stress out about practicing drums daily.
If you can make drumming a priority:
But if you simply can’t, that’s fine as well.
Concentrate on spending a fun and motivating time playing the drums.
By enjoying what you do, you’ll make your drumming experience high-quality.
However, I can’t finish this drumming guide without mentioning the following:
Make Sure To Practice Regularly
You don’t need to practice drumming daily if you simply can’t do so.
However, I highly recommend practicing regularly.
If you practice two, three or maybe four times a week, you build a helpful routine over time.
You simply get into drumming much easier.
On the other hand, practicing just now and then won’t make such a strong impact.
You will still make progress, but waaay slower for most new drummers.
If you enjoy drumming “just” now and then, that’s perfectly fine as well. 🙂
That’s the wonderful thing about learning how to play the drums:
You can enjoy your drumming journey just as you please.