Include your goals in the practice sessions.
Practice everyday for a few minutes instead of once a week for a few hours.
Accented sixteenth notes with double strokes
Following exercise to Groove Your Hands 3
Groovy Hihat which I played with the hands and the foot
Linear groove with toms and a five-stroke-roll
Next to normal drum sticks there are a lot of cool things to create other sounds.
Sticks can be an important aspect of your sound, because different sticks produce different sounds.
If you want to become an outstanding drummer you need a vision of who you want to be and how you want to sound.
Mix your own style from different influences to become an unique drummer.
Be creative and practice exercises in many different ways.
You have to make sure you lead the band through the song.
When you want to define the sound of your bass drum you also need to take a closer look on the resonant side!
You can control if your technique is correct and see how you can improve it.
Try to record yourself while you practice.
It's good to be able to read sheet music.
There are a lot of reasons why I like to go to concerts and why I would advice you to visit a lot of concert, too.
Who influenced your heroes?
Take a deep look at your heroes.
If you want to integrate exercises in your normal playing, repeat them!
By choosing what not to learn you also choose what to learn!
How playing the drums can help if you are feeling bad.
Today's Groove is an example how you can use a cowbell.
This is a simple sixteenth notes based exercise to warm up your hands on a pad or on a snare.
Last week I told you what kind of ear protection you can use.
But there also are several situation when I do not use ear plugs.
All you need to know about ear protection.
Do you want to know how you can incorporate a woodblock in a normal drum groove?
This is an exercise to improve your finger technique.
Where should you place your music stand?
What affects your drumming the most?
Here it is! The first warm up exercise for you.
When you set up your drum set, the right position of your drum seat is very important and often not considered enough.
What is the main function of the kick drum?