Unlock Your Drumming: Hand Technique for Beginners (Part 1)
What you'll learn
- Correctly hold the drum sticks with a relaxed grip
- Play natural rebound strokes
- Have an awareness of the balance and motion of the drum sticks
- Increase speed, control, and accuracy in a measurable way
- Warm-up before practice sessions
- Learn the three foundation snare drum rudiments and how to utilise them to create different sticking patterns
- Learn how to approach difficult drum patterns using the masking method
- Anyone can take this course. No previous experience or knowledge is needed
- A pair of drum sticks, a practice pad or snare drum, and a computer to play backing tracks on
- You only need to practice 10 minutes a day to make rapid progress
Learning to play the drums should be fun, and there is no reason to be overwhelmed with information and rules from the very beginning when all you want to do is play. That's why I have created this course. You'll be playing the drums within minutes, and tracking your progress straight away.
This is an introduction to drumming technique for complete beginners. Although the concepts involved might be sophisticated, there is no reason why they should be presented in a boring humdrum way. That's why all of the exercises in this course are to be played with backing tracks that have been especially written so you can experience how these exercises will be used in your drumming from the very beginning.
Throughout this five part course you will learn the basic hand techniques that are used all the time in drumming and are universal to any style you want to play. These concepts are known and used by all professional drummers, yet they are often overlooked or misunderstood by beginners, or taught too late when bad habits are already engrained.
In Part 1 of the course you will learn:
How to correctly hold the drum sticks
How to grip the sticks using the best balance and motion possible
How to play with natural rebound strokes
The three foundation rudiments: single strokes, double strokes and paradiddles; and how you can create inversions of these to make different sticking patterns
How to play in time with a click track or backing track
How to practice effectively and track your progress
Insider methods for practicing exercises up to speed straight away
Included are 13 exercise routines with 5 different backing tracks to practice along with. These tracks are divided into 7 different speeds (35 tracks in total), providing a fun, musical way to track your progress. All the while you'll be increasing your speed, control and accuracy at the drums.
Once you have completed this course you will have a solid foundation to your drum technique and in a position to learn the more advanced techniques needed in later parts of the course.
I've been teaching the drums for over 10 years, and taken 100's of students through their first steps in making music. This course concentrates on the issues they wanted to know, when they needed to know it, and is the result of years of demonstrating and explaining these concepts in the most easily understandable and actionable way I've found possible.
Enrol now to unlock your drumming and begin your musical journey today.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who wants to learn basic drumming techniques
- Anyone who wants to improve their speed, control and accuracy whilst drumming
- Anyone who wants to learn how to practice the drums effectively
- Anyone who wants to learn how to drum along to a click track or backing track
- All ages, these exercises will engage children aged from 11 to adult learners
Andy has been playing the drums for 25 years. A jazz drummer foremost, he has a masters degree in jazz drums from the prestigious Royal Academy of Music, and has been playing and teaching drums professionally for the past 12 years. He lives in London, where he currently has 45 private weekly students, and tours and performs across the UK and Europe. He's performed at venues from the glitz of the Royal Albert Hall in London to the world famous Du Dec Lombards jazz club in Paris.