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)”
How do you count 8th notes as a drummer?
Great – and important – question!
In this article, I’m going to share my way of counting the common note value.
You’ll also learn how to count eighth rests. Continue reading “How To Count 8th Notes As A Drummer”
Really? Drums can be tuned?
You can tune your drums. 🙂
Actually, a lot of people ask me this question.
A student of mine as well.
His problem was:
Due to a bad sounding drum kit at home, he didn’t feel like practicing.
So, we had to fix this issue.
And we did.
In today’s article, you’ll learn how. Continue reading “Can Drums Be Tuned & If So, How?”
Drumming for beginners can be hard.
I mean, like really hard.
There’s just so much going on.
A lot to learn.
And a lot to suck at.
No wonder, why drumming for beginners – and not only them, trust me! – seems so hard.
Is there anything you can do to make learning to play the drums easier?
Glad you ask. 🙂
I’m sharing 13 lucky drumming tips with you.
Why are they lucky, you ask?
As they were a game changer for me, they certainly can do the trick for you as well.
To make it short:
My 13 tips will help you to get into drumming not only way easier, but also with more fun.
Also, the drumming tips for beginners are not in a special order or something.
Each of them can be a huge benefit for you.
The tips I’m sharing in this article are based on my own drumming experience.
I’ve been making music for over 15 year, including teaching the drums and cajon since Friday the 13th September 2013.
See a pattern? 😉
So I know they work.
Not for somebody.
But for you. Continue reading “Drumming For Beginners: 13 Lucky Tips You Wish Somebody Shared With You Earlier”
What drums are in a drum set:
Let’s answer it. 🙂 Continue reading “What Drums Are In A Drum Set?”
Linear drumming is awesome! Basically, you play one instrument at the time.
This gives you a lot of freedom to experiment with great drum beats.
However, it could be a little overwhelming to find the right starting point for starting out with linear drumming.
So I wrote this easy guide to help you master the basics of this really cool way of playing the drums today.
But first, let’s answer this important question: Continue reading “How To Master The Basics Of Linear Drumming Today”
Music practice strategies are gold worth. Why?
They drastically reduce your practice effort while maximizing your results.
It’s not about the what. It’s about the how.
If you follow music practice strategies, you’ll soon understand the importance of them.
So what are my top picks for you? Continue reading “My 9 Favorite Music Practice Strategies (Not Only For Drummers)”