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Some say that anyone can learn how to play drums. Some say you have to have a natural sense
of rhythm first and foremost. The question is, "Do you?" Where do you start? - We say; at the beginning.

  • Decide what percussion instrument interests you the most. Is it the conga drums? The bongo drums? The drumset? Once you've decided, immerse yourself in study.
  • Buy the drum or drumset as soon as you can. There's no better source of motivation than the desire to play your new drums. Purchase what you can afford. Go with brand names if possible but make sure the drums will hold up.
  • Learn how to tune your drums. When they sound good, it motivates you to practice.
  • Learn the drum rudiments. Standard rudiments are at the foundation of drumming.
  • Seek instruction or drum lessons of some kind. There are lots of free drum lessons on the internet as well as free drum videos. You can also purchase video dvds or even seek out a qualified drum teacher. Drum DVDS
  • Practice, practice, practice! It won't come any other way.
  • Remember to stay motivated in your head. Stay positive and realize that you can do it. Many before you have done it. It's only a bit hard until you learn it. Then it's easy.
  • Go out and listen to other drummers play live. You'll not only get tons of ideas but it is another source of motivation for you. Get to know those drummers and pick their brain.
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