Tip of the Day
Practice what you are interested in and what you enjoy!
In the video you can see me with two more special snares. I use them for a band where I play electronic drums with an acoustic set. For this I have chosen very unusual drum heads. For another band such a setup would not be practical at all, but in this particular band the sound is great.
What do the snare wires do and how do they influence the sound of the snare?
With small steps you always have successes that motivate you.
Include your goals in the practice sessions.
Practice everyday for a few minutes instead of once a week for a few hours.
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!
Do you get better from watching drum videos?
Just as there are a lot of different sticks there are a lot of different beaters for the bass drum pedal.
In this method you can tune your drums without your ears.
How often do you try to tune your drums?
Why you should allow yourself to take a break.
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.
This way you tune your snare drum without hearing it.
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.
Where should you place your music stand?
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?