Drum lesson tips, Ideas, Stories and Free lessons
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.
Depends on your goals. Humble or ambitious?
Slightly more difficult if:
Drums are difficult if:
Drums are formidable if:
Each level takes a different level of commitment and resource allocation.
If I can help you get started. Call me.
Make it easier to succeed.
With the following steps in order, success and fun will be so much closer.
“Musicians live to practice, and practice to live”
Drummer in a blender. Now that's an image. That is a big part of the attraction for many kids.
Kinetic energy. Loud noise. Excitement.
The second part?
The word "Play". Kids don't want another chore in their lives. The natural state for many kids is running in circles screaming in joy. They just want to have fun.
Drums supply that to kids of all ages. I know from personal experience. I've marched in two parades in through the French Quarter of New Orleans. It was insane fun. Loud and very silly. Thousands of happy people watching in amazement. Check that off my bucket list.
1. Listen to drummers.
2. Listen some more.
3. Savour the fundamentals of drumming.
- Stick control
4. Listen some more.
5, Seek out others on the same musical journey: bassists, guitarists, keyboardists. Learn to work in a musician's world early. We are friendly and excited to meet "Keener's".
6. As you discover drummers you like explore their discography. It will be online and easy to find.
7. Get to know the staff at your local music store. Over time, as they get to know you, they will introduce you to the community.
8. Solo Youtube videos are fun to watch. Chops, speed, and flash. I watch them too. Great if you play by yourself, but annoying if you play like this in a band. Remember musicians want time, groove and touch in that order. And, knowledge of repertoire.
9. Go do your drum homework. Think thousands of repetitions to security and spontaneity at the kit.
Summer time is a good time for renewal and practice. Here are some ideas.
David Story, drummer, pianist, online music teacher