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Learn To Play the Drums: What All Beginners Should Know About

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by Tom Gill (lapstrake)

Article by Alan Grantt

If you want to learn how to play the drums and really feel like a real rock star, then you have to remember that learning how to play this instrument is not that easy to do. Know as the heart of the whole band, the drums is what holds the rhythm of the band, which is basically why this is considered to be the coolest musical instrument to play.

When you plan on learning how to play the drums, there are several things that you need to keep in mind about the basics.

First, you will need a regular kit. This means that you have to get a floor tom, which basically sits on the floor, toms which sit above the bass drum, the crash cymbals, which is above the floor tom, the bass drum, which is the largest drum that sits below the drums, the snare drum, which is the one with the wires on the back, the high hat, which looks like a cymbal, and the ride cymbal.

These are the basic setup of a drum set. There are other accessories that you can add but if you are just a beginner, it is important that you have to master p[laying with just the ride cymbal, the bass drum, and the snare drum first.

These three parts of the drum set are what you will usually need when playing the drums. These are the essentials.

You will also need drumsticks. Although this will now play a supernumerary role in the whole package, you have to remember that drumsticks are a vital part of playing the drums. This will be your trigger. Besides, you can’t really produce sound without using drumsticks. Available in various shapes and sizes and lengths and are usually made out of wood, the drumsticks you select should be comfortable for your grip. Always keep in mind that drumsticks will not have the same feel.

For your first lesson, you have to keep in mind that this will involve keeping a steady beat. Start out with the toms and you should also learn more about playing the drums through a variety of methods. If you have the talent, you can try learning to play the drums by ear. This is quite difficult to achieve as you will need to listen to the song you want to learn and immediately play along with it.

If you are not that good in playing the drums by ear, you can get private lessons. There are quite a lot of music schools as well as private music teachers that will be able to teach you how to play drums. Usually, the lessons will last for about thirty minutes per session and it will involve the basics on how you can learn how to play the drums.

If you are the type of person who does not have the time to get private lessons, then you can consider getting lessons on how to play the drums online. In fact, there are several web-based videos where you will be able to learn how to play drums. Or, you can also purchase DVDs that will teach you how to play the drums.

Learning how to play the drums is a great investment that you can ever make. With hard work and dedication, you will be able to start playing the drums like a pro.

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  • Astro Gremlin 29 December, 2011 at 2:24 am

    Playing the drums requires a basic sense of rhythm, combined with an appreciation of measure, and sensitivity to what other musicians are doing. The best practice? Playing along with your favorite recordings. Alan, the basic kit you outline is the classic drum set, and enough for some great drummers to get the job done. Double bass pedals and more tom toms (and a gong)? Unnecessary.
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  • Manuel Marino
    29 December, 2011 at 4:20 am

    Alan wrote a great article but your comment is right. I played in a band many years ago and the drummer was never satisfied. While we were always saying him: “that’s fine!” he was trying to find new rhythms.

    Sometimes a basic kit and very common rhythms can do the job much more than exotic styles. All you need is to put ear and feel and that is enough. We musicians don’t ask for more :)
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