5 Common Mistakes that New Drummers Make

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Folks, in case you have not noticed. Here's a quick report on the 5 Common Mistakes that New Drummers Make. (you can download it from the sidebar too!) Identify these mistakes and avoid them in your learning journey to mastering the drums. Read it and let me know if you have encountered any of these mistakes!

How to grip your drumsticks

Techniques
There are several ways to grip your drumsticks. Here we talk about the 2 main grips that drummers use. In the next article, we will go into the details of the drumstick grips for individual hands. The main drumstick grips are chosen based on the type of music that the drummer plays. Each type of grip provides different advantages and disadvantages for the drummer. As new drummers, we should be open to trying different grips in order to find the one that we are comfortable with. Once you have decided on the grip that is suitable for you, stick to it during your practice sessions for efficient practice. With all that said, get your first pair of drumsticks and start learning to drum: 5A Drumsticks For New Drummers Traditional grip The traditional grip sees the drummer holding 

How I chose my drumsticks

Drum Accessories, Drumsticks
Quick Answer: If you are a new drummer, go for the 5A. (For females who have not played the drums before, try the 7A.) My thoughts: I think as new drummers, we should start with the standard drumsticks - 5A, 5B or 7A. For me, I chose the 7A as the 5A and 5B felt heavy. (P.S. I only realised thereafter, that I had tried the oak drumsticks which are known to be generally heavier) The weight is important to take note of because you would expect to be practicing long periods with the drum sticks. You don't want something too light as it would cause you to have to hit the drums with more force to produce the same sound. Once we have the basics down, we can choose to change our drumsticks according to our drumming styles and needs. Heavier drumsticks wou...
Drumsticks: Choosing and Buying Your First Pair

Drumsticks: Choosing and Buying Your First Pair

Drum Accessories, Drumsticks
If you are about to start learning to drum, you will definitely need a pair of drumsticks. This article provides a brief introduction to drumsticks. Going to the store can be an overwhelming and intimidating experience for new adult drummers like me. Hence, I prefer to make my purchase online - mostly through Amazon. Maybe when I am confident that I will not be thrown technical terms at a physical store, I will start making my purchases there. For now, Amazon is most convenient and comfortable. If you prefer to visit a physical store to purchase your drumsticks, and are not as easily intimidated as me, you could enlist the help of the store's sales personnel. A quick, zippy introduction to types of drumsticks (more…)

Drumming Basics: What Can You Expect Here

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I have always wanted to play the drums, I have never had the chance when I was young to pick up this instrument. I have no music background. I will share what I have learnt and the resources that I am using here. If you have always wanted to learn to play the drums and make some noise music, stick around. Favorite us, or drop by our group on Facebook, see you around!