How important is ear training for beginner drummers?
You see, learning to play the drums is not just about keeping a steady beat.
It’s also not about nailing fancy fills or mastering certain drumming techniques.
Instead, learning the drums demands a keen sense of
For this reason, ear training is a vital aspect of becoming the drummer you want to be.
That’s why in today’s drumming guide, I’m going to provide you with 7 outstandingly helpful ideas to enhance your listening skills.
We’ll explore the significance of ear training for beginner drummers to start with.
This will help you understand and train your ears in the most practical way. Continue reading “The Importance Of Ear Training For Beginner Drummers”
What’s the hardest part of being a drummer?
That’s a fantastic question.
And that’s why I’m going to share my personal opinion today.
What do you think?
What’s the hardest part of being a drummer in your opinion?
Share your thoughts down in the comments as well. Continue reading “My Opinion On What’s The Hardest Part Of Being A Drummer”
Ever felt drumming envy?
You know the feeling:
Watching a video of a kid rocking the drums as many adults can’t.
Maybe you went to a mind-blowing jam lately.
Or you just got caught up in the fun and fancy world of social media.
Drumming envy is something most of us aren’t immune to.
Sooner or later, we’re likely to catch it.
That’s why we need to talk about drumming envy:
It’s nothing you need to be ashamed of. Continue reading “We Need To Talk About Drumming Envy”
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?”
Had a bad day drumming?
Yeah … feel you.
We all know these days:
Everything just seems to go wrong.
Shouldn’t you play better already?
Feel more? Continue reading “How To Deal With A Bad Day Drumming”
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!”
Does drumming reduce stress?
And if it does:
I think these are two really important questions to answer.
After all, modern everyday life is demanding.
Maybe playing the drums can help you relax a little? Continue reading “Does Drumming Reduce Stress?”
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”