How to Play Drums – Play Anything on Drums
If you are in a hurry and want to start learning how to drum. Here is a course video on Play Anything on Drums
Ever fancy a drumming career or just want to learn how to play drums? Well, you are making a very good decision. Drummers are currently in high demand and pursuing a drumming career can not only provide you with the needed pay check but a fulfillment like no other. Learning how to drum can be pretty difficult for someone who is not accustomed to musical instrument but like all skills, time and practice is what separate the professional from the beginner.
Are you ready to learn how to play drums? Get started by watching the above video by Jamie Lewis or click here to access his step by step instructional videos on Play Anything on Drums. It includes step-by-step training that will teach you exactly how to play anything on drums, also it contains over 47 lessons including the Stroke Rolls that teaches the foundation of everything on drums. You also get access to various practical exercises to help you learn faster. Here are some of the lessons you will have access to.
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How To Play The Drums (first lesson)
Your First Drum Beat.
We are going to start by learning the most basic beat, but before we get into that, it’s important to use hand and learn how to use your hands and tops of your thighs in a seated position to learn basic drum-kit rhythms. This will give you a feel of what you are about to get into. So lets start with the most basic beat. Take a look at first exercise below.
This beat only uses three moving limbs. Rest your left foot on the hi-hat pedal keeping it closed without playing anything else. The structure is built around the four hi-hat strokes with your lead hand (right hand if right handed, left hand if left handed).
Start by just playing the hi-hat part of the beat with your lead hand. Count out loud as you play – one, two, three, four. Start out slow, and add the kick drum on the one and three counts. Practice this for a while until it feels comfortable.
Next, remove the kick drum and just play the hi-hats again. Then add the snare drum on beats two and four, keep this steady for some time and focus on keeping the hi-hat strokes steady and even. When you feel you are ready – add in all elements. Remember to KEEP COUNTING out loud. This is very important, as it will help you keep track of where you are in the beat, and will assist in keeping time.
Your Second Drum Beat.
This exercise has a single measure of eight notes. The count is listed above each of the eight notes in the measure. The “x” symbol above the top line of the measure indicates that these counts are to be played on the hi-hats. Start by counting out loud (one and two and three and four and), and then play the hi-hats along with your counting. Loop this a few times, and focus on playing at a consistent pace.
More Online Resources on How to Play The Drum.
If you want more drum lessons or exercises that will help you perfect your drum skills, you should consider checking out Play Anything on Drums by Jamie Lewis. You can check out his video tutorial drumming lessons on Playanythingondrums.com website.