In this lesson, we talk you through how to play, and count a vital drum beat known as an 8th note beat. This forms the foundation of so many drum beats in many genres of music - so whatever you do, don’t skip this lesson! We’ll also talk about common mistakes that are made at this early point, and give you some guidance on practicing - including using a metronome. The fun starts here! Don't forget to check out the accompanying Music Notation Videos, and our Special Feature Video on Grip, Bass Drum Technique, Posture, and Positioning. You may also find the Drum Ambition Blog useful for beginner topics. Click here to join us!