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  1. How do I spin a drum stick? This short video will get you started! (2022 – Updated)

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    When you are learning to play the drums, and even when you are a more experienced hobbyist, there are three things that you will no doubt be asked at some point by other drum enthusiasts and non-drummers alike. Can you spin a drum stick, play a paradiddle, and a smooth drum roll? Well, certainly not at the same time, of course! The reality is that these three things are difficult to do. They take a lot of practice and attention… Read More

  2. Understanding Essential Rudiments (2022 – Updated)

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    An essential fundamental of learning the drums is understanding the importance of the drum set rudiments and where they fit into day-to-day drumming. A handful of essential drum set rudiments can transform your playing, making you a much more controlled and musical drummer. We receive many questions on this topic, and these frequently updated articles can help you understand how the drum set rudiments can be applied in music. Articles. Jargon Busting! Understanding drum terminology. 24th January 2022. How the… Read More

  3. 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

  4. Video Blog Episode 2 – Are the drum set rudiments important?

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    Conventional drumming wisdom will tell you that mastering the drum set rudiments is an essential step in becoming a solid and proficient drummer. But how does this view relate to beginner and hobbyist drummers who mostly want to focus on drum beats, fills, and playing along to music? Simon discusses the merits of applying the core-four rudiments, how they will eventually embellish your drumming, and why you shouldn’t lose sleep over them in the early days of your drumming adventure.… Read More