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ShinyDemonMan

New member
Well to make things simple I have sparked a growing intrest in playing the drums, so I would be most thankfull if you could gimmie any info on starting, what I need to get or what I need to do and what I should look at, I just thought it would be best if i talked to the comunity which surrounds the drums.

I'll be a active member on this forum now me thinks, but a newbie one at that so sorry if some of the "Nooby" stuff i say might piss a few of you of.


So everything and anything about drums, I would love you to inform me about!

Very excited about starting and thanks for all the help.

P.S If you need to ask anything to help you see what i should do in the way of drums ask away, and i'll reply!

That Demon Man - The Shiny 1!


P.SP.S I heard, that starting with a practice pad would be alot more sensible to do first of, if so what would you recomend in the ways of practice pads.
 

devilspain

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if you starting off nest advice seek out a really good drum tutor. and learn everything he has to teach you.

my advice is start with rudiments they the basics of drumming the rest will follow. and practise loads in your free time. at least an hour a day.
 

Tmac

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you can go out and spend a ton of money on some fancy practice pad or do what i do.....get a really thick book. IMHO it has the same feel as my snare drum head, and practice,practice,practice :)
 

devilspain

New member
get a basic practise pad, i know i can get one in my local music shop for about £10 about thats roughly $20.

wee tip try using a pillow and doin your rudiments on that its not as bouncy and will make your wrists and arms use more effort make them stronger.


if your wrists ever get sore start wearing a wrist support.
 

ShinyDemonMan

New member
What about any beats to self teach my sell of the pad first of? How can i find these, and how do i learn how to read drum music?

P.S thanks for all the help guys!
 

masonvonritchie

New member
that vic firth site listed in the above post has some really good stuff. Has a lot of rudiments to get you started. Using a pillow is a really good idea. I didn't start out with rudiments and I didn't start practicing rudiments on a pillow until just recently and it's made a big difference in my playing and endurance. I wish I had done those things from the beginning.
 

devilspain

New member
i started 4years ago and its helped loads me thinks. its a nice idea, then about 2 years ago my wrists started getting sore so learned to not hit my drums so hard. and its helping.

its funny when my friends play on my kit they beat it so hard it kinda scares me. thinking im i playing that hard??!
 

masonvonritchie

New member
devilspain":1l2lacir said:
i started 4years ago and its helped loads me thinks. its a nice idea, then about 2 years ago my wrists started getting sore so learned to not hit my drums so hard. and its helping.

its funny when my friends play on my kit they beat it so hard it kinda scares me. thinking im i playing that hard??!
That's kind of where the Moeller technique would come into play. A couple years after I started playing, I got into playing fast, hitting hard and whatnot and my wrists/arms were hurting pretty bad for a while but the moeller technique helped out on that part. I don't know why it helped seeing how it's more of a wrist motion but it did help the sore-ness.
 

The Heel

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You really should get a good drum teacher first.

Let him teach you grip, posture, and technique.

Without this knowledge, you may just be setting yourself back before you even get started.

I'm not saying you have to stay with the guy... but you gotta learn how to hold the bat before you start taking swings.
 

The Heel

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Also, buy a metronome. Dont start with bad timing.

Dont make a lot of the common mistakes people make.

My father always said, "Drums are the easiest instrument to learn, and the hardest to master".

But in my experience, I've had to break guys down to their core and reteach people because they learned terrible habits that were preventing them from becoming good players before they decided they wanted instruction.
 

mapexdrummer

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learn beats? well dont learn by route...[as in listening] becuz u'll get used to that and not know wat ur playing! always learn the beat first! then use the clap and count method [with a metronome of course] then play it so u get a better comprehension of wat ur trying to achieve on the drums...reading is something a teacher will have to teach cuz its more interactive and when you play try to play and count at the same time! it'll build u as a player and breaking things down will be eaiser! also get yourself a nice heavy pair of sticks vic firth magnums are pretty heavy or marching sticks...work with those to build up your chops and WHENEVER your learning sumthing dont play tenative!!!! :D
 
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