Interested in taking drum lessons?? Or do you already play the drums but are looking for some drum tips?
Here are a few tips to refine your technique and keep your drum set sounding great.
1.?? ?Keep your drum clean. Use a can of compressed air to get the dust out of hard to reach places like in between lugs.
2.?? Listen to different kinds of music. This will boost your creativity and allow you to learn new techniques.? The more styles and techniques you can master, the more interesting your sound is.
3.?? ?Warm up. This is important for all instruments including the drums.? Always warm up before lessons, practicing new songs, gigs etc.
4.?? ?Air drums. You don?t always have to have a drum set to practice the drums.? If you?re sitting around bored with nothing to do, play the air drums.? This can help refine patterns and increase your muscle memory.
5.?? Check your form. Make sure you?re using correct form for optimum sound.? Are you holding the sticks at best place?? Are you hitting the drums straight up and down?
6.?? ?Stick twirling. All crowds love stick twirling and it?s a great form of showmanship.? If you don?t know how to twirl your drumsticks, there are how-to videos all over the Internet.
7.?? Learn to read music. Even if you are able to play the drums perfectly without reading music, reading music is a great way to expand your ability.? Reading music allows you to read a song out of a book and be able to play it without having to continually take drum lessons.
8.?? ?Write down what works for you. Keep a log of practice techniques that work for you.? You can also write down ideas that you?ve heard about and want to try.? Keeping all these ideas together will assure you don?t forget about them and they are readily accessible.
9.?? ?Record/Videotape yourself playing. This will help you understand your form and see things you cannot see when you?re playing.? Do you have a snarl on your face when you play?? Is your snare drum titled?
10.?? ?Take lessons. While it may seem like you can learn anything online these days, there are things that will be easier for you to learn from an instructor.? Drum instructors have been where you are and may have some helpful practice tips and techniques.