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  1. What is a click track? (2021 – Updated)

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    Whether you are learning drums, studying music production, a hobbyist songwriter, or a beatmaker, you’ll often hear references to a click track. What exactly is a click track, how is it produced, where is it used, and what are the benefits? When taking beginner drum lessons, you will hear many weird and wonderful terms used to describe techniques, musicality, tools, and equipment. A click track is one such example. We have produced an accessible and comprehensive glossary of terms to… Read More

  2. Keeping motivated to practice the drums (2021 – Updated)

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    The early days of drumming are very conducive to quick progress, and you’ll find yourself having fun and making great strides after a few weeks of regular video lessons and home practice. As with any new endeavor, it’s natural to meet some challenges along the way that can temporarily slow you down. We all go through these moments, and with the right guidance and motivation, we come out the other side stronger. So when staying motivated seems difficult, here are… Read More

  3. One video every beginner drummer should watch (2021 – Updated)

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    As a beginner drummer starting this great adventure, you will have many questions on the basics of drumming. How do I hold my drum sticks? How should I play the bass drum pedal? Am I sitting correctly behind the drum set? Is my drum set positioned correctly? It’s always a great idea to regularly review fundamentals to develop effective techniques and good playing habits. We put this video together to help you with four areas that we are commonly asked… Read More

  4. Should playing the drums be painful? (2021 – Updated)

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    Are you experiencing discomfort or pain when playing the drums? It’s not uncommon for beginner drummers to experience this, but there’s no need to worry! We can address these minor aches and pains before they become more frequent groans. It’s normally just a case of understanding the importance of good posture, good technique, and an ergonomic drum set-up. Drumming should be fun, and staying fit and healthy is key to that goal. We are here to help! One of the… Read More

  5. Are the Drum Set Rudiments important for beginner drummers? (2021 – Updated)

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    The drum set rudiments are 26 sticking patterns that give us a comprehensive range of musical options on the drum set. Practicing them individually can help build good technique, and understanding how and when to use them can take your drumming to the next level. With that said – how important are they for beginner drummers at the start of their journey? Given as your early days as a drummer will involve practicing drum beats, drum fills, and working on… Read More

  6. Should drum sticks break? (2021 – Updated)

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    In your early drum lessons, you will soon learn that having good technique can prolong the life of your drum sticks. It can be an inconvenient and costly affair if you regularly break them. Drum sticks are considered consumables because they need to be replaced at somewhat regular intervals. With the average cost of a pair of drum sticks being around $10, it’s certainly not something we should let happen too often. Some common scenarios lead to frequent breakage. Some… Read More

  7. 5 ways beginner drummers develop good timekeeping (2021 – Updated)

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    When you are learning the drums, it seems as if there are so many things to focus on. From developing coordination, counting skills, sight-reading, and essential technique, to formulating practice plans – it can be hard to know where to start. The most important thing of all is having fun and enjoying the experience. You’ll soon find that many of these things naturally fall into place with the right guidance. Timekeeping is a top priority, and as drummers, this is… Read More

  8. A guide to buying your first drum set (2021 – Updated)

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    As a beginner drummer, navigating the weird and wonderful world of drum set products can be a little overwhelming. When buying beginner drum sets, a certain amount of research needs to be done to ensure that you purchase the right product that suits your needs and budget. Some of the options and terminology you will encounter can be confusing. Don’t worry. We are here to simplify the options and give you some practical pointers on what to look for when… Read More

  9. How to get a great sound from your new drum set (2021 – Updated)

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    Buying your first drum set is an exhilarating moment, and the day those boxes arrive at your door is one you’ll never forget. To be truly inspired to play an instrument, it has to sound good, and this is where some beginner drummers need a little help. Your new drums may need to be assembled from the box, including drum head fitting and tuning, or you may have purchased a pre-owned drum set that needs some TLC. Some low maintenance… Read More

  10. How long does it take to learn the drums? (2021 – Updated)

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    The idea of learning any musical instrument, including the drums, can be a little daunting when starting. But fear not! Once you dive a little deeper, you’ll find that it’s all about how you approach it, using the resources available to you, and making sure that you have help available when you need it.  The reality is that small amounts of practice can make a big difference when learning the drums. This is great news for aspiring drummers and hobbyists… Read More