Drum Set Practising Tips

First published in January 2016, here are five tips from guest columnist Matthew Attard, B. Mus., B. Ed.:
1. Use your metronome. It’s your best friend when it comes to keeping you in time.
2. Remember your rudiments. These fundamentals will help you with your technique and overall playing. You can even do them in front of your favourite screen!
3. Try playing in styles of music you are unfamiliar with. Making yourself more versatile will make you a better drummer.
4. A practise pad is fine, but it will only get you so far. Playing on a kit is the best way to go. The spacing, size of drums, and feel of the bounce are unique, so make sure to get the most out of your time on the kit.
5. Play with other musicians. You will feed off the energy from each other and creativity will increase. Plus, it’s the most fun you can have on a drum kit. Ask about the requirements for our ensemble program.

Making friends at the Rick Imus Music Studio drum set booth in Milton.

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