Drums for Beginners
What you'll learn
- Feel comfortable with basic backbeats
- Feel comfortable with any bass drum 8th note permutations
- Play the drum kit with better hand speed and coordination
- Come up with ways to create musical variations between sections of music
- Have access to a drum kit
This course aims to equip you with the fundamentals of playing the drum kit. You will be introduced to the basic rhythms and grooves of the drum kit. As we progress, we will teach you different drum beat permutations and patterns. We will also discuss how these beats and rhythms can fit into different songs.
We will be providing detailed video lessons with numerous practical examples for you to apply your new found knowledge in. All these will help you develop good fundamental skills in playing the drum kit. By the end of this course, you will be able to play a wide variety of pop and rock songs.
Who this course is for:
- Beginners who would like to learn how to play the drums
- People who want to get back into playing drums
Brendan Bache, currently the drums instructor at Liberty Park Music, has been in love with the drum kit since the age of 8. His love for music spans many musical genres but his great passion is the study and performance Latin American music. This interest has led Brendan to study many Latin percussion instruments such as congas and bongos as well applying these rhythms to the drum kit.
Brendan has played the drum kit in many bands playing various styles from jazz to rock and folk. He has also played in ensembles using a wide variety of other percussion ranging from bodhran in an Irish folk band to percussion in an Afro-Cuban big band. His current latin jazz project Agua Pasa, play a diverse array of Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Brazilian music ranging from standards, to original compositions.
Brendan also enjoys transcribing music and in 2014 was employed to transcribe Marco Minnemann’s complex drum part in The Aristocrats 2013 album ‘Culture Clash’. The transcription is available through Jam Track Central.
Brendan first experience of teaching was teaching the drum kit in a music school in Northwich, Cheshire and he has since spent a year teaching English as a foreign language in China.
Since graduating from the University of Leeds with a 1st class honours degree in Popular and World Musics in 2013, Brendan has built up a substantial student base across West Yorkshire and boasts a 100% exam pass rate, with many students going on to perform professionally and succeed academically.