How to start playing drums
1. Buy pair of drumsticks
2. Buy drum pad
3. Invest in a good drum throne
A proper seating during learning and further drumming is a must!
4. Learn the various grips
German grip, French grip, American grip, traditional grip
5. Understand music notation
It’s really easier than someone thinks. The music actually is an exact science. You just need to understand math fractions and be able to sum them.
6. Understand the metronome
Metronome helps you count these notes. It is not only about the tempo.
7. Learn basic rudiments
Single stroke, doubles, triplets, paradiddles, flams, accents.
8. Be patient
There is no need to rush. Play everything slowly. You will have a chance to speed up later.
9. Play with the feel
10. Play that first simple rock beat
4th on a hi hat, kick on 1, snare on 3.