theory?...wut about music theory, isnt it just reading music or wut theory can i use on drum set?boyd_s":le3c531h said:Yes, definitely learn to read music. If you plan to go anywhere with your music, reading music is essential. I would also suggest learning a bit of music theory as well as it helps tremendously as well in the long run.
mead50":qqa9jx5f said:How important is it?
I'm barely learning, i've been playing for 10 months and i've been fine without reading music, I just play what I feel
Should I learn?
me personally? yes. many others? also yes.Jimbob2020":2aflwwf7 said:
just dont count it out man...its an extremely useful tool, its not just about learning songs. it will help you a great deal and its not very hard to learn the basics of reading. once you do you'll have more options to learn more things about drumming. think about it for a second, if you learn to read you can pick up books and learn from them without paying for a teacher, you can learn new grooves from the internet instead of paying a teacher 60 bucks an hour to show you something you can read in 5 seconds. dont count it out look in the lessons section here alan posted a great primer on reading musicmead50":2hd04plh said:yea, i dont think i need to learn to read....i think the only oppurtunity i got to making it big or something is with a band, and im pretty good and learning stuff just by seeing it or hearing it
i dont think ill make it big by being a pro drummer =[...i think i started to late to do that
Just check out a drum tab for instance... it just tells you in the beginning of each line what that part of the drum kit is... and you just piece it together. http://www.drumtabs.org/ for instance.vincemie":26cgipm0 said:reading drum notation is different than reading notation for anything else. when reading music for the drum set the bars and spaces are broken down into parts of the drum kit, ( hi hats, snare drum, kick drum, toms etc...) while in any other form, they are broken down into melodic note values, ( a, b, c, d, e, g ) i think when mentioning music theory he meant the many many many many other applications of music theory other than just reading drum music.
You bet. Learning drums for me is a journey. One of which I know I'll never complete, but I don't think anyone will. But I enjoy learning something new everyday. If like me your in this thing for the long haul, might as well learn all of it you can.mead50":3us58yzv said: