Basics for begginers


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The Stick Control is a great book! You can practise it for years. It is a must for every drummer!


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I live on

i find that getting rudiments to sound better and faster involves practicing strokes leading with both hands and not only the one you are comfortable with. Also be sure you are using your fingers not your arms also!


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One great book I teach from works from how to hold the sticks to beginning concepts of independence and moves to basic rock beats and fills:

I would highly recommend it:

You Can Teach Yourself Drums - Mel Bay Publications

Having a strong percussion background, I find it useful to be proficient on snare, with proper technique before starting on a full kit:

Alfred's Drum Method, Book 1 by Sandy Feldstein and Dave Black