Being an introvert drummer can be tough.
Especially if you want to market yourself, or build up your network in the music industry.
You’re not only introverted, but also shy?
Things might get even more challenging for you.
However, this doesn’t have to be the case.
In fact, being introverted and/or shy as a drummer is not a problem.
It’s just a part of your personality.
On the other hand, I know the many hardships of being an introverted drummer.
That’s because I’m introverted as well.
How has this affected my drumming career?
Well … Continue reading “Non-Exhausting Marketing & Networking Tips For The Introvert Drummer”
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”
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. Continue reading “Do You Need To Practice Drumming Daily?”
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”
I’ve been playing the drums since I was a teenager.
Being a 31-year-old woman now, I’m still in love with this instrument.
When I was younger, I also dreamt of being a drum teacher.
Helping others create a more joyful life thanks to the power of music:
This is my motivation to this day on.
Drumming is love, so it’s always a good time to share it.
I also feel outstandingly blessed to say:
In 2023, I’ve been teaching drums (and other instruments like the cajon) for 10 years.
Therefore, it might be the right time to share some of my most important learnings with you.
With that said:
I’ve got over 15 years of drumming under my belt.
What did I learn during this time? Continue reading “I’ve Been Playing The Drums For More Than 15 Years: Here’s What I Learned”
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?”
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”
The best time-savers for stressed drummers?
Sure, I will. 🙂
Each tip in this drumming guide is tried and tested.
Feel free to give your top picks a try as well.
Oh, and before I forget:
I’m talking about the negative version of stress in this drumming guide. Continue reading “5 Time-Savers For Stressed Out Drummers”
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”
Learning the drums? Get ready to face some drumming mistakes!
Hey, I’m just being honest.
And after all, we all know them, right?
The mistakes we ALL make as a drummer.
Everybody struggles when starting-out to play the drums.
Still, I struggle after being a drummer half of my life.
No big deal, that’s normal.
You might struggle as well, and get over your drumming mistakes.
Maybe you made some bigger ones like me.
And hey … that’s perfectly fine!
Making mistakes not only is a normal part of the drumming game.
They will also help you to become the musician you long to be.
When you learn from your mistakes, they can become your biggest and most precious lessons.
Trust me: I made a lot of mistakes and learned a lot as a consequence.
That’s the best reason for sharing my 5 biggest drumming mistakes with you today. Continue reading “5 Painful Drumming Mistakes I Made & What You Can Learn From Them”