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  1. Why is reading drum music important? (2022 – Updated)

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    If you are new to learning the drums and looking at our free drum lessons, you may be wondering why reading music notation is important. Learning to read drum music is often an intimidating thought for many beginner drummers. The good news is that it’s not as difficult as you might think, and the vast benefits are well worth the extra effort. Helpful related articles: The benefits of learning drum notation – 5 Essential Facts. Do I need to learn… Read More

  2. Why timekeeping is the Number 1 priority for all drummers (2021 – Updated)

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    You’ve most likely heard it before: “the drummer keeps the time.” But have you ever wondered what this actually means and why it is so important? Drummers are a multi-talented bunch. We create the beats that keep the listeners’ feet tapping and the dancers happy. We musically embellish our parts with drum fills and cymbal crashes. We are entertaining and visually fun to watch – all while being the coolest member of the band at the same time. You are… Read More

  3. 10 bad drumming habits and how to fix them (2021 – Updated)

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    When we learn a new skill, we don’t intentionally set out to take shortcuts or develop bad habits. They are quite innocently a result of not knowing any better. The slippery slope begins when those habits become ingrained into your day-to-day drumming, thus becoming difficult, frustrating, and time-consuming to correct. There’s certainly nothing wrong with learning by making mistakes, and you’ll experience this regularly in drumming. To set you on the right track, we have compiled a list of 10… Read More

  4. 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

  5. Video Blog Episode 9 – What is a click track?

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    A click track is essentially a metronome that plays a role in developing good time keeping, and also has uses in studio recording and live production. In this video blog, Simon examines the practical use of the click track in each of these areas, and discusses why developing good time keeping is the Number One priority for all drummers.   Helpful related articles. 5 Tips to developing good time keeping. Why time keeping is the Number One priority for all… Read More