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New Drummers – 5 Things You Must Know

New Drummers – 5 Things You Must Know

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Learning to play the drums without an instructor may be fun and relatively cheaper. However, without proper guidance, it is easy to pick up bad habits that may hinder our drumming. Here are 5 important tricks that all new drummers must know: Section 1: Beginner Techniques 1. How to hold your drumsticks Knowing how to hold and grip your drumsticks will allow you to be able to play freely and efficiently while lowering the possibility of injuring or straining yourself. You can refer to the following: How to Grip Your Drumsticks Types of Grips for Drumsticks - How to hold your drumsticks Balance Point of a Drumstick - learn how to maximise your drumstick grip Make sure that when the base of the sticks rebound, they are hitting the fleshiest part of your hand (or the pad of
How to learn Drum Rudiments

How to learn Drum Rudiments

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Previously, I've introduced the drum rudiments. I'm following Vic Firth's free "40 essential rudiments" guide to master these drum rudiments. How to learn the drum rudiments - A Structure The guide classifies the various drum rudiments into 4 tiers, specially designed for new drummers. Tier 1 contains the most fundamental beats in the list of 40 rudiments, and the subsequent tiers build up on the beats learnt in the previous tier. Tier 1 Tier 1 contains the most fundamental drum rudiments. These include: Single Stroke Roll, Multiple Bounce Roll, Double Stroke Open Roll, Single Paradiddle, Flam and Drag.   Tier 2 These drum rudiments build on those in Tier 1. Most of them are expansions of the rudiments in Tier 1. They include: Single Stroke Four, Single Stroke Seven...