metronome

  1. 5 Ways electronic drums are great for beginner drummers (2021 – Updated)

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    There has never been a better time to buy an electronic drum set with so many great options available. More manufacturers are rising to the challenge of producing cost-effective, feature-rich electronic drum sets for hobbyists and beginner drummers who may not want to spend the earth to get started. We have previously discussed the features and benefits of electronic and acoustic drums at length, and this updated article highlights five ways that modern electronic drums are transforming the learning experience… Read More

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Video Blog Episode 12 – How long does it take to learn the drums?

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    How long it takes to learn the drums depends very much on your personal goals. If your goal is to play basic beats and fills, and play along with slow to mid-tempo songs, then just 5-10 minutes of focused practice per day will get you there after a few weeks of playing. Like any musical instrument, you get out what you put in, and your practice time, and the quality of practice will ultimately lead to the fulfillment of your… Read More

  5. Video Blog Episode 11 – How do I drum faster?

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    We all want to play fast beats and fills, and play along to uptempo songs, but the reality is that speed is just a byproduct of control. In order to build speed, we have to practice slowly and more precisely, with gradual, incremental advances as and when we feel completely comfortable. In this video blog, Simon discusses the hobbyist drummer’s obsession with speed, and why it is essential to manage your expectations, and build a strong foundation.   Helpful related… Read More

  6. 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

  7. Why Time Keeping is the Number 1 Priority for All Drummers

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    Drummers are a multi-talented bunch. We create the beats that keep the listener’s 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. In fact, you are probably here right now because you saw a cool drummer, or heard an interesting drum part and thought “I’d like to have a go… Read More

  8. Popular drum set accessories for beginner drummers

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    Buying your first drum set online or in a local drum store is an exciting moment. The myriad of drum set accessories available is also quite impressive, albeit a little intimidating at times. In my early career, I used to run one of the UK’s top specialist drum stores, and routinely helped new drummers on all aspects of buying drums and related accessories. I have outlined ten popular options below – some are fun, and some are just practical. Some are… Read More