Drum lesson tips, Ideas, Stories and Free lessons
Transcribing the drum chart for Robot Rock made me feel 13 again.
When listening at 1/2 tempo, I hear some interesting sound artifacts with the bass drum part, like it was being doubled.
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.
David Story, drummer, pianist, online music teacher