Develop Your Passion For Drumming
Here’s a great article I came across. This is taken from Will’s Drum Lessons. http://willsdrumlessons.com/
Drumming, what a great hobby or profession to have! It’s artistic yet mathematical, energetic yet relaxing. It develops coordination and reflexes, it can help keep you fit, and studies have even shown that learning the drums can improve intellect. Playing the drums also gives you a great rhythmic foundation for any other instruments that you might like to learn.
By absorbing as much information as you have time for outside of your lessons you can drastically speed up your learning. The positive difference being fully immersed in the world of drumming will make to your playing is huge! You’ll discover great drummers who’s playing excites you and might even get you interested in different genres of music that you otherwise may never have given a chance. Using books, videos, magazines and websites you can learn new techniques, concepts and rhythms that can help take your playing to the next level.
“The positive difference being fully immersed in the world of drumming will make to your playing is huge!”
Being fully inspired by and passionate about drumming will also
help you practise more. Getting a regular monthly drum magazine will expose you to all sorts of fantastic lessons, products, and drummers that’ll give you “the bug” for drumming and get you itching to get into your practise room or to your next gig and start playing.
“Being fully inspired by and passionate about drumming will also help you practise more.”
Even just buying a new pair of sticks can get you fired up to play! Brighten up your practise room with posters of amazing looking drum kits, pro drummers, and your favourite bands. Turn your room into a place of inspiration that’s all about drums and makes you want to better your playing.
Check out different drum companies, you can learn about all the new drum equipment available, see the beautiful colours and finishes that different kits feature, and find out who endorses these products… Maybe it’s one of your favourite drummers who has a signature line out that you just have to have! Perhaps that player is also scheduled to perform at a drum clinic or masterclass near you. Of course companies want to sell their products but they also share your passion for drumming and offer lots of great content for free. Their websites often include lessons and interviews with the pros, newsletters you can sign up to and, of course, links to their social media sites so you can keep up to date.
“A whole world of drumming awaits, check it out and get inspired!”
Make friends with other drummers, discuss playing ideas, exchange licks, books and videos. In my experience drummers (more so than any other musicians) are always happy to talk about drums and share the “secrets” of their playing. You and your “drum buddies” can go to shows together, get inspired by some of the world’s finest drummers playing live and chat about all the cool new stuff happening in the world