The drum training for beginners

To start drumming for beginners, you are not required to buy a drumkit. With strong motivation and consistency, everyone is able to learn the basics of drumming techniques by utilizing the equipment around you. In the meantime, perhaps you should also see the best drumsticks for improving your conveniences during your drum practice.


1. The first thing you must master when learning to play drums is a variety of basic drill or commonly called (drum rudiment). No matter you are a beginner, intermediate or even an advanced drummer, rudimentary / sticking exercises should be routine.

While relaxing at home, in front of the computer, while waiting for the queue, even while in the saving class to practice rudiments. No need to use the stick. Simply tap your finger on the table, or tap your palm. The goal is to train the sensitivity to timing and familiarize you with drill variations.

2. If you already understand the concept, it’s time to buy a drumstick. Spend 2 hours a day to practice rudiments using a stick. For the media hit, you can buy a snare at the music store.

Constraints faced by novice drummers are usually price and noise levels. To overcome this, there is another alternative besides snare that is by using Pad. The rubber-made material is commonly used to practice sticking for both beginner and advance.

3. To train the strength of the wrist, do sticking on the media with low reflectivities, such as a pillow.

4. It’s time to use the metronome to train your sensitivity to tempo. Train all drills following the tempo of the metronome. Do all combinations with the tempo as slowly as possible. DO NOT ADD MORE SPEED BEFORE YOU’RE GOOD ENOUGH WITH A SLOW TEMPO!

5. Next practice, do all basic drill with metronome using both your legs. For a deeper explanation of the technique of using the foot (kick drum) will be explained further in the drum part II tutorial.


Author: Richard T. Starkey

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