Every drummer wants to get better. The world of music is such a vast pool of talent, and nearly everywhere we go we see someone who makes us envious and we wind up wishing we were ‘that good.’
In this article, using three simple steps, we will give you all of the tools that are sure to make you ‘that good.’
Stop being lazy!
There is no overnight program to becoming a drumming god or goddess. No amount of DVD’s are going to help you if you don’t practice.
Practice is the only key component to making you a better drummer. Sit behind your kit every single day. If you make an excuse not to, don’t try and fool yourself; you’re weaseling your way out of practice. If you are okay with this, then you are also okay with not living up to your full potential as a drummer.
If you believe that simply watching other drummers and commentating on their skills and techniques or lack thereof will make you any better, you have a whole world of other things coming. Unless you are putting in your hours every week, you’ll be at the same skill level next year as you are right this moment.
But at least you won’t be in for a surprise now, because you have been told.
You can spend all of your time wishing, or you can spend it doing. The choice is yours, but let us warn you that wishing isn’t a proven way to accomplish anything at all. In fact, it is the number one component to laziness. A good way to get started is with using good drum lessons on DVDs. You might want to check out our review page for programs on different genres of playing.
Flailing about your drum steps like some kind of animal isn’t going to make you any better.
If you believe that you can make up for your sloppiness by twirling sticks and jumping up and down, you obviously need to reevaluate your current situation.
It is true that fans go to shows to be entertained to a certain degree. No one wants to hear an awful drummer smashing his kit to bits like a drunken man. Sit up straight and conduct yourself like a human behind your kit.
Putting on a show is fine and dandy, but playing your set well should come first on your list of priorities. It will separate you and your band from every forty year old cover band that still thinks they are a bunch of rock stars because they can play Free Bird. Be professional, and take pride in your execution.
Yes, yet again we are telling you to practice.
And for good reason.
There are no cheats to becoming a better drummer. You need to practice. There is no way around this, so you might as well learn it now.
If anything, you should have been halfway to your kit after reading step one. Since you are reading step three, you obviously aren’t, so please take this as the incentive to get behind your kit and start practicing. You owe it to yourself, and any potential fans you may ever have; so do it.
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