“3 Killer Tips For Learning The Drums”
Okay, so you’re looking to learn how to play the drums. Perhaps you’ve already started taking lessons or at the very least, purchased a starter drum set and are pounding away at the skins. Well, wherever you are, this article is going to share 3 killer tips for learning how to play the drums that I know you’re going to love.
For starters, and this is one of my favorites, crank up the old CD player and get some really hot tunes going. Emerson, Lake and Palmer is a good start. Ever try playing “Karn Evil 9?” That’ll get the blood going. Point is, the best way to enjoy learning the drums is to play to songs that you really enjoy. And the beauty is, by playing to CDs, you’ve got a whole backing band behind you. You don’t have to bore yourself through sessions of pounding away to silence.
Another great tip is to only practice when you’re physically at your best. Don’t sit down to play at the end of a really long day when you’ve been working or at school or whatever. The reason for this is simple. When you’re tired, your reaction and reflexes are slower. You’re not going to be able to play at your best. This is going to cause frustration. Trust me on this, you’re going to feel like throwing your sticks at the wall after a while. Only practice when you feel like you could play for hours without taking a break. Then go and do it.
Finally, make sure your set is someplace where you can’t be disturbed. That means no phones, no doors and no screaming kids or parents. You need to have a spot where you can call it your own and not have to worry about being interrupted. When that happens, the flow is broken and you end up stopping what you’re doing. It’s very hard to get back into something after you’ve been on the phone for a half hour yapping with your friends or whoever. Practice time is YOU time and nothing should get in the way of that. So if you have a basement or something, use it. Get as far away from civilization as you can.
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