Drums & Percussion

How Long Should I Practice Playing Before Joining a Band?

Music is a communal art form, which means that it is for the most part played and performed with other people. Joining a band can seem like a daunting experience because most beginners feel

How To Succeed At Learning An Instrument

It isn’t all about practice…
If you ask most people how to succeed at learning an instrument, people will generally tell you that the key is ‘practice practice practice.’ While we do agree that practice is

How to Sit at a Drum Kit

How to Sit At a Drum Kit
The most important aspect of sitting at the drums is to keep your back straight. This gives you maximum reach and avoids the possibility of muscle strains. Start by

How to read drum music

How to Read Drum Music
Drum music is commonly written on the Stave or Staff. This is made up of five lines and four spaces.

The Staff is divided into sections with Bar Lines.

Each section between

How to hold the drumsticks

How to Hold the Drumsticks
There are two basic ways of holding the drum sticks, one is called traditional grip and the other is match grip. In traditional grip, each hand holds the stick differently.

Understanding the Drumkit

Understanding the Drumkit
Before you begin playing the drums, it is important to know what the different parts of the drumkit are called. The following photo shows a common basic setup. This kit contains three