Time, Feel, Sound, Attitude, Funky, and Simple
Who is on your list? And why?
My list and reasons direct my practice: time/sound/feel/orchestration/attitude. Let's make a list for you.
Got this yesterday. What a heap of fun, and a great way to explore, review, and make some music with rudiments on my pad.
Drummers need a few things.
A close study of rudiments helps us to improve all three.
When we practice, we are judgmental. We analyze our playing to understand what needs fixing or further development. It is goal directed work. For beginners it is difficult work. I suggest only 30% of drum set time is used to practice.
On the other hand...
If you like some help getting your household drum journey started, call me.
Some tips from a music teacher with decades of experience. Here they are in no particular order.
Time to dream again. Covid-19 will abate this year; the vaccines are coming, spring will arrive. Time to get musically ready to share our music with the world again.
Here are 10 ideas to mull over.
Similar to metacognitive knowledge, metacognitive regulation or "regulation of cognition" contains three skills that are essential.
In 2021 information on learning to play the drum is easy to find. It's pretty much all out there for "Free". While writing this I searched, "How many drum videos are there on YouTube?" Answer: 192,000,000
Where to start? Good question if you've never played before.
First let's consider what's good about YouTube drumming videos.
Second, what's not so good about YouTube drumming videos.
So, what does a coach/teacher do in 2021?
So, if you are getting frustrated with spinning your sticks while watching YouTube and not moving forward consider calling me. I can help get you started.
David Story, drummer, pianist, online music teacher