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How To Play The Drums - From Beginner To Pro!

teacher avatar Ihan Haydar, I'm Ihan and I'm a professional drummer.

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42 Lessons (2h 51m)
    • 1. Do you want to learn to play the drums? Watch this!

    • 2. Introduction

    • 3. What u need to get started!

    • 4. What drumsticks to use and how to hold them

    • 5. Lets play!

    • 6. My story

    • 7. Names of the drums

    • 8. My complete equipment setup!

    • 9. Intro Beginner :

    • 10. Singles & doubles

    • 11. Quarter notes

    • 12. Quarter notes workout!

    • 13. Your first groove and fill!

    • 14. Eighth notes

    • 15. Eighth notes beat

    • 16. Exercises with the click

    • 17. Play along: UPTOWN FUNK - Bruno Mars

    • 18. Intro intermediate :

    • 19. 16 notes

    • 20. 16th notes beat

    • 21. 16th notes: Coldplay - Talk

    • 22. Foot technique

    • 23. Bass drum workout!

    • 24. Accents

    • 25. Ghost notes

    • 26. Rudiments - what and why:

    • 27. 5 stroke roll

    • 28. 5 stroke roll on the kit

    • 29. 6 stroke roll

    • 30. Flams

    • 31. Intro advanced :

    • 32. Paradiddles

    • 33. Paradiddle Beat

    • 34. Independence

    • 35. My favorite fill!

    • 36. Cool cross over fill

    • 37. GO pro


    • 39. Pro and con of being a professional musician

    • 40. 5 TIPS to become a professional musician

    • 41. Course summary

    • 42. Thank you !

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About This Class

  • Have you always wanted to learn how to play the drums but never got the chance to learn?

  • Do you want to master the drums?

  • Tired of searching on YouTube to try and learn the drums?

  • Are you ready to take your drumming to the next level?

Then my complete How To Play The Drums From Beginner To Pro course is perfect for you!

I believe the best way to learn is by doing! That is why I have created this course for you to learn and play right along with me.

This course is designed to shorten your learning curve and have you learn the most essential parts of drumming without wasting time.

I use a studio kit in this course, but if you don’t have that, drumsticks and a practice pad will do.

This course will take you from beginner and intermediate to advanced and pro - in less time that most YouTube tutorials!

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Ihan Haydar

I'm Ihan and I'm a professional drummer.


Ihan Haydar is a professional drummer and educator based in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is the drummer in the multi-platinum Danish pop band L.I.G.A.

Ihan has been playing the drums since the age of fifteen. After being awarded Icon Of The Year by The Voice in 2015, Ihan has become a busy touring drummer and a well known media personality. She has been touring for the last 8 years playing everything from festivals to clubs and different events around the world.

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1. Do you want to learn to play the drums? Watch this!: have you always wanted to learn how to play the drums? But you just don't know where stops. Well, then this how play the drums from beginner to pro masterclass is for you. Hi, My name's even Haida and I'm a professional drummer from Copenhagen, Denmark. In this course, I will teach you from scratch all the essentials off drumming. It's time to take action and I'll see you in the course. 2. Introduction: learning how to play the drums is actually much easier than people think. Like so many other professions, becoming a drummer takes a lot of medications, but with dedication, discipline and work will be able to learn the drums super quickly. People often tend to believe that they have no rhythm, and that's why they can learn to play the drums. But the truth is, anyone can learn with enough practice and the right amount of discipline. Germany is actually super good for your health, and it's a great workout for your brain. Host of studies actually show the drumming can relieve stress, lower blood pressure and straight from the immune system, playing releases, endorphins and neurotransmitters that acts as painkillers and mood and chancers. So, yeah, it's amazing and above all that it will just give you so much confidence in your life, and it will bring you so much. This course is dedicated to provide you everything you need to learn how to play the drums . I've divided this car's into four different sections. Beginner, intermediate, advanced and going pro. It's difficult to say whether your level is beginner, intermediate or advanced, but I'm gonna break them down for you. Are you a total beginner? Awesome. There's so much to discover, and you're in that cool place where everything is new and exciting. As a beginner, you really don't need to buy the newest year or an expensive drunk. It all you need is a pair of jump steaks and trump at even if you don't have a pad, you can always just stop by drumming on your life on your couch on your pillow or really anything that could be drum down your intermediate drummer when you already know have plain basics with confidence into meat. It would be successfully playing easy beats and fills in time and at various speeds. You have a solid understanding off basic drum technique, and you can play various things around. The kid and intermediate drummer has good hand and foot techniques and can play along to songs with no problems. You're at that intermediate level if you can play to a metre, No, and you have a good internal clock. You've enjoyed being able to play to the basics, but now you're ready to move on to the more advanced skills. The advanced drummer has the same skills as an Intermediate, but Advanced would demonstrate the ability to play two more complex style speeds. And Williams. Once your intermediate player, you can slowly go into the advanced zone by expanding your techniques and knowledge. The going pro section is for the serious drummers who want to make it as professionals in the music industry. Doing it professional means that you get to play drums for a living, either as a solo artist, playing in a band, session drummer or two in German. In this course, we're gonna stop with the basics and we're gonna work our way up to the more advanced stuff . I suggest you take one video at a time and really take your time with each one of them. Good luck, and I'll see you there. 3. What u need to get started!: honestly, if your total beginner all you need right now is just a pair of six and a drum pad, you can come a long way just by having these two things. The really cool thing about learning the drums is that you don't need to buy a whole new kid and spend thousands of dollars. What you do need is just a basic paddy and drumsticks, and that will only cost you 2030 bucks. So before we go further along in the class, here's what I recommend. Go to any music store or amazon dot com and search drum pad. All these drum pads are great, so you can go with any of them. You also need a couple of terms sticks. There are many great drumsticks brands and starting out. It's really not important which one you choose, as long as they feel good in your hands. Zildjian's here are really good, so I definitely recommend these. If you don't know what to get in this course, I am going to use a drum kit in my studio. If you don't have that, that's OK. You can just use your pat for now. But some videos in the intermediate and advanced section, you're gonna need to use a drum set to work on your coordinations. Now you don't need to have your own drum set. You can easily rent one. To begin with, you can rent a rehearsal studio on a weekly or monthly basis. In my case, I started to borrow the drums at my school, and whenever they were available, I would just like myself inside. And I would just sit in practice for hours. I didn't have my own drum set for years. So was suddenly possible to be a drummer without having your own drum set. If you want to go and purchase a drum set, please make sure that you spend some time to learn thing or two on the germs before you go out and spend a lot of money on a kid because he could spend thousands of dollars on the drum set. But if you don't know how to play it, it'll just be a waste of money. So I had a recommend that you wait until you're confident in your fundamental drumming skills or until you sure off that drumming is something you want to stick with. But If you out there and you want to take it to the next step and buying a drunk, it would be the best investment that you could do for yourself. Starting up, you don't need to buy an entire new kit. There's plenty use drum sets that's in great shape and that comes a little bit cheaper than a whole. New kid drops Its costs $302,000 on average. You get what you pay for, but unless you're a professional drummer, a beginner or intermediate drum set for between $300,000 will do the job. You also need to consider whether you want to get a regular acoustic drum kit or an electric one. If you live in an apartment in the city, then electric junket would probably fit better. Taking lessons from an experience drummer will help you develop your skills much faster than you would if you were to practice on your own. The fact that you bought this master class means that you want to take your drumming seriously, and that's awesome. You'll get very far if you follow these lessons and really take your time to practice the things that I'm gonna teach you. The last thing I want you to get is a metro. No, now we don't need to spend a lot of money on Metre knows there's a bunch of great mission OEMs on your phone for free. But if you have trouble concentrating on your practice when you have your phone on you, I'll suggest you get a Metro. No, so you could put your phone away. You can get a decent mission home in any music store or on amazon dot com for 20 to 30 bucks. It's a great tool to have since drumming. It's all about keeping a steady tempo. And that's really all you need. Drumsticks, drum, pat, metronomic and later on a Trump kid. So now you're ready for this course, so let's begin. 4. What drumsticks to use and how to hold them: Hey, guys. So in this video, I'm gonna talk about drumsticks and how to hold them. Now, there are many different brands off drumsticks. There are different sizes, different colors and different ways to hold them. Picking the right drumsticks is actually just a matter of personal preferences. Starting out. It might not be that important. What kind of brand color or size you choose, just as long as you have some to practice with. You find your favorite drumsticks by trying many, many drumsticks, but don't worry about that now. If it's possible for you, you can go down to a music store and try out different drumsticks. Try some different sizes and see what what works for you. All you need to know is that the out different sizes off drumsticks, there's 257 The most common ones are the five and the seventh, and that's what I'm playing with. Actually, I'm playing with the five a Zildjian, so the lower the number, the thicker and heavier the stick and the higher the number, the thinner and lighter the stick. So you need to find out which one feels the most natural in your hands when you're playing . Now when we get to holding the drum stakes, that's something you want to get right from the beginning. Me myself. I've been playing drums for the last 10 years and being self taught, I never wouldn't learn how to hold the drumsticks the right way. So I developed a lot of bad habits. My grip was too tight. I played with my arms instead of my wrists. And for many years I've dealt with so many bloody blisters and sore hands and still to the States day. I have a hard time getting rid of the bad habits, so trust me on this. Get it right from the start, and it'll make your drumming a lot, a lot, a lot better. Holding the drumsticks the right way will help your flexibility, control and speed. You will sound a lot better on the drums, and you will move around much more easily, so let's get to it. Put your hand out and rest the drumstick on your finger. Here. You want to find the natural rebound when you love the stick. Fall you consisted here. If you hold the stick far back and you let the top fall, you won't have any rebound from the from the fall, and the stick will just die. If you hold the stick far forward, you will get a week rebound. So you want to find that sweet spot with the most natural rebound. Feel your stick and try it out. So when you found it, put your thumb on the stick. Not to hire are not too low. Just here in the middle and wrap your fingers around the stick. Make sure that there's a little bit of drumstick is hanging out off the back of your hand and hold it loosely and allow rebound in drumming. We make a lot of fuse off the bounce off the rebound, so make sure that the stick bounces back when you hit the drums. It should be easy and relaxed, and the stick should bounce right up because of the rebound. So please take a couple of minutes and practice that on your drum or your pad or wherever 5. Lets play!: Hey guys, now that we have are drunk, pet and are drumsticks, and now that we know how to hold drumsticks and play with them, let's go ahead and play along to a song and practice our rhythm. So here we're gonna practice our single strokes that we learn from the video before. That's when you play one stroke at a time. If you don't have a drum pad, that's OK. You can use anything really like this is my camera back? I control minute I drunk on my sofa on my couch. I can also drum on my on my lap with my bare hands doing that. It's just a school as doing it with the trump stick. So if you don't have drumsticks are drum pad, don't worry. You can still do this exercise just by trauma on your on your lap or on your bag on your couch anywhere. Really. So, But now I'm gonna use the drum pet and the trump steaks, and here we're gonna practice our single strokes, and the important thing here is that we feel that with them, that we feel the beat, and we try to stay inside off that so you can do this with any song you feel like right now I'm gonna choose the song that's called Feels by Kelvin Harris and Pharrell Williams And we're just gonna have some fun with it Gonna feel the rhythm, Feel the beat And we're gonna play single strokes Gonna start with the right hand switch and your spoken so right, right, right, right, Right. Wait, so it's still single, So just a little bit. So all playing is just this So you don't have a drunk you can place anywhere. Really? - So will, you could go with any song you feel like. Just play it. Stop drumming to it to go with him with your hands or get drumsticks. It doesn't really matter just as long as you practice this internal clock. So have fun with it, and I'll see you in the next videos. 6. My story: Hey, guys. And thank you so much for being here. For those of you who doesn't know me, my name is Han Haida. I'm 26 years old and I live in Copenhagen, Denmark. I'm originally from Iraq, but life there wasn't good. So me and my family, we decided to flee the country. And in 2000 and three, we managed to get out of Iraq right before the war broke out. I was 10 years old when we arrived in Denmark. And actually a month after we came here, our house in Iraq, a bummed. So growing up I was always told that education was key. And my parents always wanted me to be either a lawyer or a doctor because that's the good life, right? But growing up and in my teenage years I fell in love with music and specially drums. I was able to play drums at my school, and when I went home and told my parents about it, they totally freaked out, telling me that I was a girl and I had to concentrate on my school. And girls don't play music. Girls don't play drums. So I started to lie and tell them that I was doing homework after school, but instead I started to borrow the music room at my school, and every day or every other day I would just like myself inside, and I would just sit there for hours and play the drums. I would just sit there with my head forms and play along to my favorite songs, and that's actually how I learned to play the drums. One day in high school, I enrolled in music contest and I just went up on stage and played on Trump's. Nobody really knew that I played the drums, so it was actually pretty cool. My performance was like a shock to everyone, and I actually won the contest that day and my performance was filmed and put up on YouTube . A couple of days later, I received a call from one of Denmark's biggest producers, who called me and wanted me to come to Copenhagen and work with him. He prepared for a TV show and he wanted me to be the drummer. So I went home and I told my parents about it and they slapped me for even thinking about it. So we had a huge fight, and once again I was told I am a girl. I'm not supposed to do stuff like that, and I had to concentrate on my school. So I lied again and I told them I had a trip with my school and for a couple of days, and I went to do the television show Baby. I knew that I would regret it my whole life if I didn't go. It was a huge opportunity. And so they watched me on national television that night, and they were. But it was a music contest and my band one and we had to go to us of a John Rivers and then mark if your vision, which is the biggest music contest in the world that night 200 million people were watching , and it was such a huge adventure. It was a huge experience, and I wanted more. So when we came back to them, Mark I I went full in on music. Julia Duty, Me, a singer and rapper, started our own band called again in 2013. We got signed by Universal Music and our 1st 3 songs were major pits in Denmark. We started to tour all over the country, playing everything from clubs to headlining festivals. And the 1st 3 years we played more than 250 shows per year. We were almost always I dedicated my whole life to succeed in being a professional musician , and I did. But it took a lot of hard work and a lot of years with sweat and tears and sleepless nights and no money and music. Business is so hard, and being a professional musician takes a lot, a lot, a lot of dedication, some bunny oclock, J c B. So that's my journey real quick. Hopefully, you got to know me a little bit better, and throughout this car's I will teach you everything I know about drumming. And I would also talk about my journey to become a professional drummer, professional musician and what it will take for you to become one as well. So let's get started 7. Names of the drums: Okay, guys. So in this video, I'm gonna talk about the drums and the names of the trumps, so I play and May picks, drums it. This is a five piece drum kit. It's called that because it has five drums. There's this snare someone, Tom to floor Tom and the bass drum. They all come in different sizes and pitch differently. The small of the terms are the higher the pitch, the bigger the terms are, the deeper the sound. But you can tune in each drum how you want to get the desire sound now the base strong. You played with a pedal. Often dramas put something inside of the base room to get a punching, more controlled sound. It's very common for people to put cushions, pillows or even an entire blanket inside the bass drum. I have some solace in satellite. Then there are the symbols. There is the right symbol. It's called the right because you write it when you play like this theme. The crashes. They're called the crash because you crush it, and then there's the high head. It consists off two symbols, one in the bottom and one on the top. You can open and close it and control the high head sound with the pedal. Yeah, 8. My complete equipment setup!: Hey, guys. So in this video, I'm going to show you my drums, my symbols and other equipments that I use at this studio on stage and at home. So I play a five piece drunk is from May. Picks on tour. I played this custom made pink drum set. It looks amazing on stage and makes me stand out big time. I'm the only drummer in Denmark that place with pink, Trump said. So it kind of became a signature look and they come in pink half cases. I have these pink hot cases from Brand Had Case, and I love them so much because they complete the look. I also play with these pink gel dip ners from the brand slept flats. And to top it off, I play with these red drum sticks from the brand sill gin. When it comes to symbols, I'm endorsed by the brands Elgin, so I play with the 22 medium right from Zildjian, the 14 inches new beat high head. The cluster crash 18 inches and thin crash 18 inches as well, and I have a still June if x stack. I think this one is the 13 inches at home. I have a practice pad that I love to use whenever I can. I actually don't know where this one is from, but any pet will do. I have this metre know much from the brand sound. Brenner. This one is called the Sound Brenner Core. It's awesome, because with this I feel the Metrodome instead of hearing it. It allows me to practice on the couch while watching Netflix, which is something I love to do because makes boring exercises less boring. But I also like to use normal metronomic, and there's plenty of them free to download on your phone, the ones I like to use. - I usually use coded drum heads on my drums, but right now I had the clear ones from Remo on Health of my Trump said, and the other half is with coded drum heads. My taste changes from time to time, so I tried different drum heads to achieve different sounds. But right now I'm using these to play with. I also use thes remote old brings to control the sound of my drums, and to get rid of the overtones that you hear in snares, let me show you the difference. So this is with the ring, and this is without difference with and without huge difference. At the rehearsal studio, I also have thes drum pets from Evans. They're called Sound Off. You put them on the drums like this, they reduce the noise of the drum kit by 95%. I like him because they have the same feel as the drum heads, so they're awesome to practice on. I record all my drums with this machine. It's the EA D 10 from Yamaha, and I recently just got it. And now I can't live without. The system consists of a sensor and a model with all the necessary cables and acts sores. The sensor acts as a base drunk trigger and a stereo microphone for recording your entire kid. Here, you can choose different sounds and to record your playing. You could even connect your computer or you can just connected. But he was the stick. It's super simple. Before I had this, I used to have mikes all over my drum kit. There were cables everywhere was such a mess, and shooting a video for my instagram took an entire day. So now all I have to do is connect my USB stick and hit the record button, and it's recording. It's amazing how far technology has come these days. You need to take good care off your ears while playing the drums. I can't stress that enough. INVEST. Indecent ear protection There are many great options out there. I used the's headphones when I'm practicing in the studio. They have a great noise consolation, but when I'm on stage, I have thes custom made in years from ultimate ears. Now these are quite expensive. I've paid $1800 for these, but they are crafted to fit my ears exactly so they sit perfectly. 9. Intro Beginner : : Hey, guys. And welcome to the begin A section in this section You're gonna need drumsticks and a drum pad. For most of the time, I'm gonna teach you how to play your first groove and fill. So if you can get access to a drum kit, that would be great. But if not drumsticks and drunk, that will do for now, to make sure you have that moving forward in the first video, we're gonna learn about the single strokes and double strokes in the next set of videos. We're gonna look at some grooves and fills to play on the drums, and we're gonna use all far limps to play around the kid. If you don't have access to a drunk kid, that's OK. You can just practice with what you have. We're also gonna learn how to use a mission on and how to practice with it. So we're gonna rush some cool exercises with the click. We're gonna use the maternal throughout this entire course, so it's important that you know how to use it and have to practice with. And by the time I'm finished with this section, you should be able to play simple songs like Uptown Funk by Mars and many other pop songs. So let's begin. I'll see you in the next videos. 10. Singles & doubles: Hey, guys. So in this video, we're gonna look at some single strokes and double strokes. I'm going to introduce you to the double strokes, and we're going to do an exercise to practise the single and the double strokes. So by now we have been introduced to the single strokes. It's just pride Left, right, left, right. Double stroke is when you make two strokes. So we're gonna use the rebound from the first stroke to play the other stroke with it. So when we played the first stroke, we're going to allow the drumstick to bounce back, and we're going to use our finger to play the other stroke with. So So we're not going to force it. We're gonna use the gravity, and we're gonna use the rebound to let the sticks work for us. So So practice this with the Metrodome. We'll practice this as 60 beefy ham, and we're gonna speed it up. Let's go to Let's speed it up. Go, go, go. 80 bpm. - So let's get to the exercise. So here, you gonna play single strokes, followed by double stroke. So we're gonna go and we're gonna played with a metronome. Of course, So let's say maybe 80. We are. - All right, Let's put the mitral home to hundreds and guys, speed it up. Speed it off. Speeded off until it's challenging for you. So now I'm gonna put my metronome to 230 BPM. It's gonna sound like this. Thank you. And guy speeded office. You go. I'm gonna sit mine to 200 bpm, and it's gonna sound like this E So we're basically just gonna play single strokes and double strokes, and we're going to switch between them and the great exercise to help you build speed and control. And you can basically do this anywhere you are like you could do this at home if you have a pad. Even if you don't have that, you can just practice this on a pillow on your couch in your bed and as much as you can. It's a great exercise, you guys. So good luck 11. Quarter notes: Hey, guys, in this video, I'm gonna talk about quarter notes and I'm gonna show you how to play them. So cardinals are actually the most basic no type. They dictate most of the songs that we hear. So when you listen to a song and you go 1234 you're counting corn oats. So, basically, is just 12341234 That's how you count them. So let's go ahead and grab our strum sticks and set our BPM a slowest we can. So we really get this. I'm gonna sit my into 60 bpm. Let's start with it. We can always just feed it up, but that's not here. So to three. Oh, okay. So make sure that the spaces between the notes are the same. So you don't go. We want them to be equal. That's why we practice with a metronome, because that tell us, it tells us where to hit the strokes and make sure that the volume is the same on each stroke. So you don't play the right hand louder than the left hand. But they they're all the same value. Okay, so let's practice this more and now we're only gonna play with the right hand. So put your mitral to 60 bpm again. Let's go and switch hands. Now let's turn the speed up and we go to 70 bpm and we're gonna do it with both hands, - all right? And let's speed it up. Once again, we go to 80 bpm. Let's go and let's speed it up again. Go 90 bpm. - We're gonna speed it up again. 200 bpm. Let's go. - All right, now let's jump. 220. It's got All right, guys, you can do this at your own speed. Speeded up as you go. Also count the cardinals out loud if you need to. That helped a lot. So when you go what? Alright, guys, we're gonna build up from here on the next lecture. So see there 12. Quarter notes workout!: Now that you know how to count the quarter notes, let's go ahead and do some exercises with it. Let's turn our metro No. 200 ppm and let's go ahead and start with the corner notes on the snare again Make sure that the space between the notes is the same and that you play each stroke with same volume . Now, I want you to rest on beat too. So you only play 13 and four. Feel free to count out loud while you're playing them here. I want you to do the same. But now we're gonna rest on beat three. So you only play 12 and four in this exercise. We're gonna move the strokes around the kids, so we're gonna go snare toe 12 and Florida switch between your hands so you get comfortable using both 13. Your first groove and fill!: Hey, guys, in this lecture, we're gonna use the quarter note to play our first groove and feel. Now that we know how to play quarter notes on the Trump's, it's time to put the high hat snare and bass drum together to play a groove and the toms and crash to play Phil. Let's start with the groove. Here's how it sounds. Let's break it down. To make it easier. You can start out by just playing the high head and slowly at the snare and bass drum and count out loud if you need to. 1234 on to now. Throw the snare on two and four and now you can play the bass drum on one and three and you have your proof. Oh, now that we have our groove, we can throw in a Phil. It's an easy quarter note, Phil. You played it in our last lecture. Now you just need to put it together with your group. It goes like this and last, let's throw in a crash on beat one. So we're going to replace the first high head on the first beat off the bar with a crash symbol, then you play your groove, you do your fill and you return to the crash on pit one and you do it all over again. 14. Eighth notes: Hey, guys, in this video, we're gonna look at the eighth notes, so eight notes It's eight note in one measure. So the time it takes us to play 4/4 notes, we play eight notes, and the way to count them is by saying one and 23 and four end. So basically, we just gonna add the end in between our numbers. So one and two and three and four end. So let's go ahead and practice this with a metre. No, I'm gonna set mind to 60 bpm and we're gonna play the eighth notes on the snare. So to now, we're gonna move our strokes to the top. So we're gonna go. Okay, guys, please make sure that the spaces between the notes are the same and that you hit H stroke with same power. So let's go 60 bpm again. Two and so on 15. Eighth notes beat: now I want to move on to play a beat. If there's one beat to learn drumming, this would be the one it's used in almost every pop song. So if you get this right, you can basically play anything you hear on the radio. So, guys, we just learned how to play Cornel beats is just with eight knows beads we gonna have. Okay, so let's stop by playing on Lee. The high head's gonna sound like and count out loud if that helps. So we're gonna go want to Teoh next, We're gonna play the snare on the two and the four, so we're gonna go, like on three. Next, we're gonna add the bass drum to complete the beat and it's on the beat one and the three. So it's gonna sound like guys, let's practice this with the click. So we're gonna go 60 bpm again and let's stop with the high head, then at the snatch from and last at the bass drum. So follow me three and four, we're gonna at the snare and the base and guys go slow. If this is too difficult for you, you can always just practice the high head and just practice the snaring or just practice the base drawn. Maybe just practice this, then add the high head slowly. So let's feed it up to 80 bpm. - Now . Let's throw in, Phil. It's gonna go like it's all eight notes. So let's practice this to a click. We're gonna go back to 60 BPM, so we get it right. Talk to D. - Super symbol. Now let's throw in a crash. So we're going to stop with the crash. It's played with the bass drum. - I'm gonna speed it up to 80 bpm. Let's go to and you can spice it up by replacing some of the strokes with the bass drum. I could just move your hands around the kid and just be creative. I'm going to show you a little bit, huh? You can do so much from here. So I'm so excited for you. Have fun with it and I'll see you in the next video. 16. Exercises with the click: as a drummer. Time is everything. It's our job to keep time. It's our job to make the music feel good, and it's not going too fast, not too slow. So we gotta practice on our timing. And the way to do that is by practicing to a maternal or to a click. I click or maternal is a tool to help you get better time. Practicing with the Metrodome will improve your in a clock and time feel so you can find a metronome on any music store, or you can just download it on your smartphone. That's probably the easiest way to do. There are plenty of free mitral maps on your APP store to go find them. My favorite one is the one called Click. So you want you want to make sure it's a practice slow. When you have a new exercise to do new groove. Anything really start playing it super slow, and you can speed it up a little by little, so we're going to run an exercise right now. That helps you with the click, and it will give you a better understanding off how it works. So let's go find your metronome and set it at 60 bpm. So he's an exercise. To improve your timing, you need to be locked with the mitral, so make sure practice, practice this again and again. So it's perfectly clean. Okay, So first exercise is you're gonna play quarter notes on the high head, and you will play the kick on beat one and three and the snare on two and four. So it's going to sound like this. The second exercise is you're gonna play the same on the kick and snare. So kick on the one of three and sneer on the two and four, but on the high hat, we're gonna play eighth notes, so it's going to sound like this, Okay? And the third exercise is we're gonna play the same on the snare and kick the high head. We're gonna play 16th notes, so it's gonna sound like this. And now let's put this all together 17. Play along: UPTOWN FUNK - Bruno Mars: No, dude, that ice cold Michelle fight. But that bike go this one for them. Good girls. Them good straight, Molly living it up in the city. I was saying wrong. Got a kiss. So pretty police and a fireman like a dragon retirement. You know, Girl said, Hallelujah. Hallelujah! Don't give it, Teoh. Believe me. Just watch. Don't believe me. Just wait a minute. So my puts him to get in and say Kasich signed Check, Julio, get the stretch. Jackson, Mississippi way. Police and fire man like a dragon, Bones, You know, girl said, Hallelujah. Hallelujah! Don't give it, Teoh. Believe me, Just watch. They just don't believe me. Just I believe what we need. Fuck! You don't believe me Just 18. Intro intermediate :: Hey, guys. And welcome to the intermediate section In this section, you're gonna need drumsticks and a drum pad to practice your techniques at home. And you're also gonna need a drug kids to practice your coordinations in the first video. I'm gonna introduce you to the 16th notes and I'll teach you how to play A 60 knows group on the kids. Then we're gonna want to look at some foot techniques, and I'm gonna show you some work house that you can do to develop your techniques with based room. We're also gonna look at accents and ghost notes and how you can apply them to your plane. And in this section, you're gonna learn all about rudiments and why they are so important for drummers. I'm going to show you my two favorite rudiments and how you can use them in your plate. So good luck. And I'll see you there 19. 16 notes: Hey, guys. So in this video, we're gonna talk about 60 notes, so we just learned how to play quarter notes and eighth notes. And now we're moving on to 16th notes. So in eight notes, we counted thes as 1234 in 60 knows we add two more syllables and we counties as wan t and to a 34 so 16 those are subdivisions of eight notes. So six of the snatch room, it's gonna sound like this to a end three e and 40. - So let's take the strokes and play them around the kits of gonna go and A to E on three. And alright, guys. So make sure that the spaces between the notes is the same and that you practice this with the Metrodome and please start slow and you can always speed it up as you go. So good luck 20. 16th notes beat: Hey, guys. So now we know how to count the 16th notes and how to play them on Snatch Rahm. Now let's go ahead and play it as a beat. The beat sounds like this. So it's a super simple bead. We already know how to play The 60 knows because we just learned it in the previous video. So what we played in the previous video we played, we played the 16 notes on the Trump's on the snare, That movement. We're gonna move that to the high head so we gotta go. Want So what we're gonna do is we're gonna add the bass drum and the snare to the high hat , and we're gonna have our group. So we're gonna start out by adding the bass drum and it's on beat one and three so it's gonna go all right. And now we're gonna add this snatch from on two and four. So count out loud if you need help and try it, it's gonna go Wani. And so let's turn our metronome on. I'm gonna have these so I can hear the click and let's go. I'm gonna set my much and home to 30 beats per minute, because we're gonna take this super slow in the beginning, and we're going to speed it up, all right? What? Okay, okay, - We're gonna speed it up, so we're gonna go 40 bpm, okay? - All right, We're gonna go 50 bps. Oh, - and let's go. 60 bpm. - All right, let's speed it up One more time and we're gonna go 70 bpm. - All right? Can you hit? It's coming along. Really well. Let's go. 80 bpm. - So practice this at home, start slow and speeded up, and you'll have a pretty cool group. 21. 16th notes: Coldplay - Talk: Hey, guys. So let's play a song using this 16th notes that we just learned from before. So we're gonna go 60 notes on the high head the most of the time. There are some variations to the bass drum, but I'm sure you can play them also, we have some fills on the snare, and we're gonna use our crashes as well. So let's tried. - I can't get after trying hard. - You get all right? - Yeah . 22. Foot technique: Hey, guys. So in this video, I'm gonna talk about foot technique, and we're gonna look at some of the techniques that most drummers are using, and we're also going to run some exercises that you can do at home and or with your bass drum. There are many different techniques you can use to play the bass drum, but I'm going to show you two of the most common techniques that most drama issues, including myself. They're called feel down and heal up. But before we get into that, let's talk a little bit about posture and how you're sitting on your stools when playing the drums. It's so important that you're not sitting too high or too low. If you sit too low, that'll put a lot of pressure on your hips and your bag and you will develop back problems . And we don't want that. If you said to high, you'd have back problems as well, and you won't have the control to use your angle the way you need to on the bass drum. So make sure that your sit straight not on the edge enough to fall back but in the middle and relaxed the hell down technique is when you have your heel and foot on the pedal at all times and you use your ankle to move your foot up and down without moving the foot. Let's start with our feet on the floor, and you can go ahead and practice the motion without the pedal. So do this exercise to train this muscle here, but and you can do this anywhere. So next time you're watching TV or you're sitting on the bus, you can just go ahead and train your legs. Spend some time to exercise this without the pedal. So when you apply this to a pedal, it looked like this should be relying, so don't stress it. Make sure that the foot is still. Don't press your heels too much, but enough to your foot. Don't move. Exercise this with single strokes and start slow. The hell up technique is where you have your heels slightly lifted off the bass drum pedal , and you use your entire like to do the motion. Using this method when playing, gives the stroke more punch, speed and power. This technique is good for playing loud of strokes because you're using your entire life to play the pill plate single strokes and swished double strokes and do this over and over and over again, start slow, and when you have it, you can speed it up. 23. Bass drum workout!: Hey, guys. So I'm gonna run some exercises with you to practice that bass drum, and now you can do these exercises for a couple of minutes at a time, Or you can do them as long as you need to. Just make sure that you're doing them right and use a metre known. So you really get to work on the timing as well. So I'm gonna put my mission. Um Teoh, 70 bpm. Let's go. 24. Accents : Hey, guys, in this video, we're gonna look at accents. Accent notes are basically a note that you play a little bit louder than the other notes. I'm gonna play an example that's without accents and with accents. It's a must for every drama to know how to play accents and how to apply them to the kid because it will give your playing so much dynamics and you will sound much better on the drums. So I'm gonna show an exercise that I actually learned last year by Mike Johnston, and I've been using it ever since. It's a cool exercise because you could do this at home with your pad and it's fun and challenging, so let's get to it. So we're gonna play an exercise where we play a full bar off accents and we're gonna move the accents as we goes. We're gonna play 16th notes. We count them as Wannian, the TUI and the three and four Union. So the first, but we gonna accident the downbeat. So we're gonna go 123 far e. Okay, it sounds like this Wani and Jui three or yet then we're gonna move the accent to the e So it's gonna sound like this one D and two D and three D and therefore he end and then we're gonna move it to the end So it's gonna sound like this. Want the end to the end of three D end for end. At last we're gonna move into the house, got sound like this money and tend to be industrially and carefully. And then and together they sound like this Wanni and the dewy and three and four and won t end to eat and read even before he and the morning end to end for money and that'll be death ready and therefore he and let's practice this or mitral stats low. I'm gonna set mind to 50 bpm company. - Let's beat it up to 70 ppm, honey and the two D and three and the four year I love speeded up and live with more gonna go nine to be them money in the to ing and the me and the story in the morning and speed it up a little bit more. Gonna go 110 to e. Then when you got this, we're going to switch that we're going to stop with the left hand, and this one is very difficult. So, guys, please take this super slow. So the start of 50 BPM money and the two e and a Bonnie and to right, Oh, on and and and a little bit faster, we're gonna go 70 bpm and the try to play your non extended nose as low as you can. If you want to challenge yourself, you can try and play all the accents in one bar. So it's gonna sound like this. What here 2,000,003 end for me and the Wani and two Key and and 40 and Elwani and G. And if you want to practice your accents on the drums, simply just go around the terms playing different exits like this. So I'm basically just playing and accenting some notes. So, yeah, guys, just have fun with it. Practice this at home and on your kid, and I'll see you in the next video 25. Ghost notes : Hey, guys, in this video, we're gonna talk about ghost notes. So ghost notes are the quiet notes that's played in between the louder notes. So let me demonstrate for you because you can hear the difference right away. So first I'm gonna play a beat without ghost notes, and then I'm gonna add the ghost note, and you will hear the difference. So let's go. - So the secret to playing a ghost note is not to have the steak too far up when you play, because that's how we play the accent. We have our stick up here with ghost notes. You want the stick to be, like here a couple of inches off the snare, and you you're almost like it's habit like s quiet as process. So as you can see when I play the accents I have I have my drumstick up here, so I have the power to play allowed note. When I play ghost note, I have my drumstick here and almost like drop it to the snare. So for this exercise, we're gonna play one accented note on the snatch Ron, followed by two ghost notes and then one more accented notes. So it's gonna sound like this, - and when it's played fast is gonna sound like this. Let's go ahead and throw a bass drum in between our two ghost notes. So it's gonna go like so the bids without the ghost notes goes like we're gonna throw in the ghost notes. So practice this low and have your ghost notes as quiet as possible, as clean as possible, and play this to a click exercises to the to the click and you can speed it up and you have a cool groove with a great few so slow guys. 26. Rudiments - what and why:: Hey, guys, in this video, we're gonna talk a little bit of our rudiments, so drum rudiments are basically the foundation of drumming. They are the basic drunk patterns that we often use as practice exercises. When we practice the Trump's, they are the building blocks to every drum beat or every drum fill that we play. So basically everything would play on. The Trump's is derived from different drum rudiments. I'm self taught. So when I started drumming, I didn't know anything about these rudiments. And I wish I knew, because it would have made my practicing hours much more efficient, and it would have made my growth much faster. So there are 40 rudiments. I'm gonna make a list and attached as a PdF so you can see them all. Some of them are very easy and common, and you actually already know how to play. Some of them you already know single stroke and the double stroke, but some of them are complex and difficult to play, and you need to take the time to practice them out. Of these 40 most of them are action, just variations of each other. But there are five essential drum movements that every single serious German needs to know and practice. The five essential rudiments are the single stroke, the double stroke, flab, stroke parent little and a double para journal. And we're gonna go through all five in this course. These are the five top rudiments that you need to know. And you need to practice because they will teach you control, speed, endurance and independence on the kid once you know how to play them. And once you know how to apply them to the kid, it will take your growth. We're not gonna go through all 40 rudiments because that would take a lot of time. And like I said, most of them are just variations of each other. But I think as a drummer you need to look at all of them and pick out the rudiments that's fits you and fits the way that you play and practice them so that you can play them in your sleep. Because if you take some of these rudiments and you practice them and make them your own, you will develop so much personal style. And that's so important for the serious drummer. So the best way to practice your rudiments. Iss simply just drumsticks, drum pad and the most important of all and metronome guys, practice your rudiments to a click, so it keeps you on time. Mastering any rudiments will open your drumming up two huge growth and you will see it right away with your playing. It will get much better at playing grooves, playing fills and just moving around the drums. So please take your time and look at these rudiments. And in the next couple of videos, I'm going to show you some of my favorite rudiments, the five stroke role and the sixth local, so I'll see you there. 27. 5 stroke roll: Hey, guys, and we'll come back in this video. We're gonna talk about the five stroke rule. Eso The five stroke roll is a roll that has five strokes. So it's two doubles and one single. It looks like this. So it's two rights, two lefts and one right and then we switch lead to left to right and one left. Okay, so let's turn our metronome and practice this. - Let's cracker off 220. - So , guys, this takes a lot of practice. So please take your time practice on your pad, practice on your snare drum practice on your high head, and then we can add this to the kid as a fill or in a groove, and I'm going to show you some examples of how we can do that. 28. 5 stroke roll on the kit : Hey, guys, Now we know how to play the five stroke role. So let's add it to the kit and play it as a fill our as a lick. So the 1st 1 I want to show you is it like that? You can play on your high head using the five stroke roll. It's something you can play to spice up your high head while playing your groove. It's pretty cool. It sounds like this. And with the groove, it sounds like this. So let's play this to a metronome and we're gonna go slow so that we have a nice and clean five struggle. I'm gonna set mind to sign 70 bpm. - Okay . And let's turn our mission, Um, up to 90 bpm. Four. - Okay . And let's go even faster Hunter than 10 ppm. Yeah. Oh, the next one I want to show you is the five stroke role played on the snare as Phil. So it's gonna sound like this Onley We're gonna move the single stroke to the high head and play it as a group. Go. So it's gonna sound like this. So let's play to our metronome again, going to set it lowest. We can. We're gonna start with 60 bpm. Let's go. - And we're gonna turn our mission alone up to 80 b via Let's go and let's go up to hundreds. - All right, guys, go practice this and I'll see you in the next video. 29. 6 stroke roll: Hey, guys, in this video, we're gonna look at the six stroke rule, so the six stroke role consists off six strokes. So it has a saying played like this. So the singles are accented and the doubles are played quiet. You can do so much with this roll. It has so many variations. You can move your sticks around. You can accent it differently. You can use your kick instead of some of the strokes. And yeah, there is so much to do with this role. So the first thing I want to teach you is a super simple. You just need to throw the bass drum on the first stroke, so it's gonna go. So on every first stroke, you're gonna play the based around the same time. And, yeah, it's good in a feel like so the next exercise is I want you to move your first stroke to the Tom. So you gonna go. - So So the next exercises, I want you to move both your singles to the Tom, so it's gonna go like so it's gonna sound like 30. Flams : Hey, guys, In this video, we're gonna learn how to play the flan. So a flamme is to single strokes played very close to each other to get one long, thick note. So they look and sound like this, so flames can be tricky, but they are so important to know, and they are very easy to learn. So the way to playoff lamb is place both of your drumsticks out and have one of the sticks to be higher than the other and drop them at the same time. So because we have one of the sticks to be closer to this snare when we play them at the same time, you'll automatically have the the flam so and slower and then we're gonna switch. So we have the right hand to be closer to the snare and the left hand a little bit higher. So let's practice this to a click and we're gonna switch from rights left. So we practice both sides. I'm gonna set my maternal to 60 bpm, - so the flam stroke can be incorporated in almost every drumbeat or every drum fill there is, and it just makes your playing so much interesting when you throw in a couple of flab strokes 31. Intro advanced :: Hey, guys. And welcome to the advanced section. Congratulations for making it so far in this section you're gonna need a drum kit to practice with, because we're gonna look at some more advanced things such as the Parador ALS and how you can play them on the drums were gonna practice our speed, endurance and independence. So we're gonna practice some independence exercises that would develop our defenders of the trumps. These exercises will train all four limbs. So it's important that we have a drum kit to practice in this section. I'm going to show you my all time favorite, Phil and how you can do so cool. Cross over fills with it now. This section isn't done. I'll constantly add more and more lectures in here in the nearest future. So if you're in advance drummer, keep come back to a little more. But let's dive in. I'll see you in the next videos. 32. Paradiddles : Hey, guys, in this video, we're gonna look at the parent of this. You've probably already heard about particles. It's one of the essential rudiments that we have and probably the most famous one amongst drummers. It can be super hot to master. But once you figured it out and once you know how to play them on the drums, you'd be amazed at how many things you can do with them. So the sticking goes bite left by my left by lift, so ghost a notes is used. If you come them, it would be like one and two and three and four and one and two and three and four a little bit faster. Normally, we accent the first stroke to give it more dynamic. So it goes like, so, practice this slow and make it feel good. Make it feel even, and you can always speed it up. Practicing This will give you a great control and endurance, and it will make your hand stronger because you switch between playing singles and doubles , and that's a great exercise. So take your time and practice. This practice is on the pad at home also. Oh, like if you're watching television or you doing something else. This is a great exercise to practise because it will take your mind off off what you're doing and that will that will help your muscle memory to really get this. So? So in the next video, I'm gonna show you how to apply this rudiments to the kid and how you can play both grooves and fills with it. Another woman is the double parrot. It'll which is basically the same as the single Panadol. But here, we gonna have double off the single strokes. So it sounds like this. Right? Left, right, left, right, right, left, right, left, right, left. Okay. The singer on the double parroted ALS are some of the five essential rudiments that every German used to know and practice. So go practice and good luck with both of them. I'll see you in the next videos 33. Paradiddle Beat: Hey, guys, in this video, I'm going to show you how to apply the pair a little to your plane. So by now we know how to play the Parad. It'll is just now we're gonna apply this to the kids, so start out by just moving some of the strokes to the kid. So with our right hand gonna play the floor, Tom, and with the left hand, we're gonna play this there, we're gonna play the parody. It'll it sounds like this. Okay. And fast. Just like that, you have a fill. So we're gonna apply the charitable to the kid just by moving some of strokes to the terms . So let's start out by just moving our the first stroke. Every first drug. We're gonna move it to one off the stumps. So it's gonna sound like this a little fast and faster. And let's try this with a group. So the strategy move, the first wrote to the rest of the terms there's gonna go like and the next exercise, we're gonna move both of the single strokes to the stumps. We're gonna play the double strokes on the snare. It's gonna sound like this. We're gonna play to the grooves Gonna sound like this. We can also play the para little s grooves. So when you're on your high hat so I'm basically just playing the parrot, it'll on the high head and the snare and I'm gonna add a bass drum on the accent of notes and we could do the same with the right. So we're gonna move our right hand to play on the ride and we're just gonna play the predator rights . Set your metronome 200 bpm and switch between playing a groove and a fill using Onley petals and be creative and have fun with it. 34. Independence: Hey, guys, in this video, we're gonna play in independence Exercise. So us drummers, we use both arms and both are legs to play the trumps. Independence is when you use all four limbs to play different things within the group. So practicing independence is important to drummers because it it will, allows us to play different rhythms, different things on the kid without having to focus on each one individually. So I'm gonna show you a rhythmic pattern that developed and practice your independence. We're gonna go slow, and we're gonna play the bass drum and the high head on a loop. It's gonna sound like this four. See, then we're gonna add the ride Cymbal. No. And then we're gonna add snap drum on the two and before I'm gonna take it a little bit slower so you can see what I'm doing. Okay, this is the first exercise. The second exercise. We're gonna play the bass drum on the one and and the three end, so it's gonna sound like this. So this snare the high head and the ride place the same. It's just the bass drum that's changing. That's the second exercise. The third exercise is we're gonna change the bass drum again. So it's gonna play this. The last exercise is we're gonna change the bass drum again, and we're gonna add a ghost note to the snare. So it's gonna sound like this, - and now we're gonna put them all together and practice them. So this is super difficult to master because you're playing with all four limbs and you're playing different things on the kid. So don't worry if you don't get it on the first try. Trust me, this exercise takes a lot of practice. So take it easy and just take your time with this exercise. I'll see you in the next videos. 35. My favorite fill!: Hey, guys, in this video, I'm going to show you my favorite Phil off all time is the right. Left, right, left, kick, kick, Patton. And it sounds like this, So yeah, right. Left right, left cake kick. Sounds like this by do this as slow as you can. And please make sure that the spaces between the notes are the same. So you don't go. We want them as clean as possible. Practice this tool Metrodome. And when you feel comfortable, we're gonna move our hands around the kids. So we're gonna go, like, and the other way around and a little bit faster and the other way around. So when you feel comfortable with this, we're gonna open our arms and we're gonna play each stick on different drum. So we're gonna play the right hand on the floor, Tom, and we're gonna move the left hand around the kit. Sounds like this. - Now we're gonna move our right hand to the snare, and with the left hand, we're gonna play the Tom's here. This is gonna sound like this. So now you know how to move your arms around playing this field. Let's just go ahead and play with it. Be creative. So I'm just gonna move more arms around whenever I feel like. - So , yeah, have fun with this and I'll see you in the next video. 36. Cool cross over fill: Hey, guys, in this video, I'm going to show you a cool and easy crossover feel. So a crossover feel is when you have your arms crossed in the middle of a fill, it looks supercool, Especially when you're performing live on stage. So I'm gonna show you won that super easy to learn. And the sticking is right. Left, right, left, kick, kick. It's the same thing that we just learned from the video before. So here we're just gonna move it differently, so it's gonna go. Okay. Did you see what I just did? So right, That's the 1st 1 That's the 2nd 1 All right, The 2nd 1 I'm going to show you were gonna stick with the same pattern, right? Left, right, left, kick, kick. But we're gonna move our hands to the high head, so we're gonna play it like this. So slow, right? Hi. - You can also played with open arms and you can go right. - So this feels often used by gospel drummers. When you see them go nuts on the drums there that actually often use this sticking right, Left, right, left, kick, kick. And you can basically play an entire solo just with that sticking. So it's really good to know, and it's really, really cool to play 37. GO pro: guys, everything is possible. If you want to become a professional drummer, you can totally do it. We live in 2020. You can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes a lot off hard work effort, and you need to want it above anything else. Factors to be successful You must be the best at what you do. And that can only happen when your thoughts believes and actions all line up to take you in the same direction. There's different ways to become a professional drummer. It really all depends on who you are and what you want. First, you need to think about your goals. Write them down. Why do you want to become a professional musician? What do you want to achieve? What do you see yourself in 10 years? What dreams do you have? It's a dream to tour the world. Is it to get a record? Deal is, it's arrive and record your own songs. Write that down. Once you know what your goals are, you can start to work towards them. In my case, I just couldn't stop drumming. I never in a 1,000,000 years there to dream about a professional career. I just didn't thought it would be possible for me. That's until I tried it and I was, Look, then I really just couldn't stop drumming and I decided to give it a go. And now I can't imagine maybe doing anything else. As you know, I was discovered by a producer who saw something in me. He introduced me to a couple of musicians, and we ended up writing a bunch of songs together. After a year or so, we had enough songs to play for a record label. We actually got a deal right away. So we went on the road and started to play shows and spread our music. Lucky for us, our songs made it to the hit charts in Denmark, and we were established in the music industry. That's definitely one way to do it. Start your own bend, make your own songs and try to sign. It's somewhere, and if you ask me how I got discovered, I have one answer for that. Be visible. Work on your personal brand. Be on every social media and build your following. Get your music out there, show you telling to the world and really stand out. That's how you could discover. Music producers, publishers, record companies and music managers are starving for great talents, and they often find them on the Internet. So make sure to be there. Were they looking? Make sure that you have some of your work online so you can get discover. And if you are on social media, be active right and make relations with other musicians. If you have some songs written, try to reach out to record companies. You can find everyone's email available on the Internet, and everyone is on social media. So if you want to reach out to someone, it's possible. If you want to work with other musicians, just reach out to them. Trust me. If it is that easy and who knows, maybe they want to work with you, so there's nothing to lose by reaching out. The worst thing that can happen is that they say no. And so what? Like you can move on to the next one. The competition is too great, and there's so many musicians out there who also want to make it, so make sure to stand out, make sure that you are 100% yourself The more you stand out, the better be good, be unique. But above all, be yourself and guys be consistent. Successful musicians don't become successful overnight. Sometimes it six years to get there where you want to be. You need to believe in what you're doing and be consistent with it, because without doubt you will meet people who don't like your stuff off. We don't want to work with you. The key is to stand your ground and push through no matter what, and half patients set your goals and stick to them. Trust me, they're worth fighting for. 38. PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE: you know, they say 10,000 hours of practice is what it takes to become a professional. Something well that applies to drums. Us. Well, practice makes perfect. It's pretty simple. If you don't invest the time to learn and practice, you will never get better. Every single drama can improve even the best drummers in the world. You are never a finished product. You can always improve. You can always be better. And if you want to improve us a drummer and become a professional drummer, you need to practice. There's no way around it. You need to develop a sincere love for practice because you will spend a lot of time along with yourself behind the kid. Try to be super efficient with your time. When you're practicing, you need to be more intentional with what you want to accomplish with your time behind the kid. That way you will learn more so plan your practice and actually practice when you're behind the kit. It's so easy to be distracted when we have the entire world in our hands. Trust me, I'm the worst one comes to destructions. I just can't focus for too long without having to look at my phone, so if I know I only have 30 minutes to practice, I will just set my phone on fly mode or simply just put us somewhere where I can't reach it . And that actually helps. So get rid of distractions and actually try to get somewhere with your practice. Another thing I do when a practice ISS listen to music and play along with it. That's my favorite thing to do. And that's actually how I learned to play the drums because it's fun and it teach you how to be creative and how to be in time with music. Also, here you get to implement the rudiments that you've been practicing in your plane. Here we get to move. All the things we learned on our pad are in our rehearsal studio to the stage. We have to remember to practice being a good decision to not only a good drummer. Practicing techniques won't make you a good musician, but practicing to music will so try to balance your practice hours between practising techniques and practicing to actual music in your free time, try to inspire yourself to drumming more. You can redrum books or drum magazines. Or you could simply just look at other drummers and be inspired by them. There are so many amazing drummers out there, and you will learn a lot just by watching them play. I follow many great drummers on Instagram and YouTube, and I suggest you do the same and really just practice, practice, practice, work on your personal style. And don't be afraid to stand out. Don't try to copy other drummers. Just be yourself. Be 100% yourself. Be the best that you can be. And if that's not good enough, practice some more. I'll see you in the next video. 39. Pro and con of being a professional musician: being a professional musician. It's one of the most adventurous lifestyles that you can choose, but not everyone is made for it. So let's take a deeper look into becoming a professional musician and whether it's right for you. So let's start with the pro many musicians playing music because it's their passion. And the best thing about doing it professionally is that you get paid doing what you love. So you get to spend all your time and energy doing what you love the most and follow your dream. No more boring job. That's the biggest probe. The disadvantage of going from hobby, musician, toe, full time musician is that many musicians discover that their passion seven teachers into work working on music becomes a duty that you need to do. It's exhausting, and that's eternal. Many musicians don't like their passion becoming a job, and that's totally understandable because as a professional musician, you're actually running a small business with everything that comes with it stuff. US administration, work, marketing, PR taxes, e mails and so much more. It requires a lot of commitment. One of my favorite pros, being a professional musician, is that you get to travel. The world music has taken me so many amazing places that I know I wouldn't have visited if it wasn't for my music. I've played in Kenya, Dubai in New York, just to mention some of the places I've played in a castle full of rich people in Switzerland. And I played at an all inclusive ski resort and friends. I fled in clubs and weddings and radio TV shows around Europe. You will meet so many interesting people and develop great new relations. You get to taste different delicious food. You get to meet other like minded musicians and expand your network. You could be in different cities day, and you get to perform in unique venues in front off all types of audiences. Cons. You often be away from home, and you don't get to see your friends or family. A times your relationships can suffer, especially if your friends or family don't understand your lifestyle and can understand why I just need to prioritize your work because you're pursuing your dream. Another thing is, if you're traveling with a bed or a team spending so much time together with little room to breathe, it's hard you start to get on each other's nerves. We went from 3 to 2 in my bed after four years being on the road, we were touring four days out of seven in a small tour bus. We would often drive six hours plate 30 minutes and drive six hours back, so that's a lot of time spending it together in a small two of us. We shared everything. Good days, bad days, good shows, bad shows. And even though we were best friends in the beginning, after four years on the road, we just couldn't keep it going. You get to make your own schedule. That can be pro for some musicians, but that could definitely also be a calm for many because it's super hard to balance. I love having the freedom to design my own schedule. I get to decide how I spend my day every day, but I'm a workaholic by nature, and since I don't have kids, I get to spend every hour of the day on working. But my work is my hobby and my passion, so I don't feel like it's work. And that's the amazing thing about doing what you love for a living, you can do as much or as little as you want. It really depends on how much you want achieve. If you do more, you achieve more if you do less your toothless. But that's a power some decisions don't like to have, since there's no consistency or we'll routine present, some would find it difficult to manage their time, and they end up doing absolutely nothing in their their self. That could be dangerous for the serious. Musicians want to get somewhere in order to achieve the perfect balance. You will have to work really hard for some time, usually for some weeks or months, and then take a couple of weeks or months off. But it really depends on where you are in your career and where you want to go. Is being a full time musician right for you? That's a question only you can answer. You would have to have a sincere love and passion for music because the journey to becoming a professional musician it's super hard and full off ups and downs is like a roller coaster . Some base. Everything is good. You have plenty of studio sessions and your out touring, playing gigs and stuff, and other days you have absolutely nothing to do and no gigs to play. There will be times where you doubt yourself, especially in the beginning. You should be prepared that you will be rejected numbers of times and you need to pick yourself up. Every time that happens, you need to be prepared that you have to work your ass off. To succeed in the music business, you need to want it above anything else, and you need to give it all your attention. Anything is possible if you put the right amount of work into it, and if you succeed, it's the best job in the world. But why won't you succeed if I can? So can you. Don't let anybody tell you that you can't Going full time on music has been the best decisions that I ever made, and I would never go back. It's everything I dreamt off and more so. If you really want it, go for it. Don't let fear get in the way, because truth ISS, you learn as you go and further down the road you will find your own way. Every professional musician does it differently. There's no, right or wrong, It really depends on who you are and how you want your life to be. So take a chance, invest in yourself and try it before you decide whether it's something you would do for the rest of your life. Good luck. 40. 5 TIPS to become a professional musician: it's never been easier to make a living as a professional musician than it is right now. It takes a lot of how pork, though here are five tips you need to take in consideration. If you want to succeed as a professional drummer, know what you're doing. You need to be confident in what you're doing. You can't be a beginner drummer and expect to get gigs. You need to work on your skills, and as a drummer you play a huge role in the bend. The tiniest mistake will be hurt, so make sure that you're good at what you do and that you come prepared every single time. There are many drones to truth from. Give them a reason to choose. You be so good they can't ignore you. And that's why you need to practice. If you get hired to a recording session, make sure that you come prepared. Practice that song to pieces and when they see how prepared you are and how well you play the song, they're gonna book you again in the future. The same ghost. If you get booked to a cake, practice, practice practice and you'll keep getting work. Personality matters. It doesn't matter how skilled you are on the Trump's. If you're horrible to be around, nobody's going to want to work with you. If you're sending negative vibes, they're gonna go with someone else. Nobody wants to spend hours, days or maybe even months on the road with people with bad attitudes. Decisions. Spends a lot of time together. That's why your personality plays a huge role. So be likable, be humble and be pleasant to hang with. Trust me, that's something musicians choose over talent, so you need to work on that on top of your drumming skills. If you could put to a session or two gig, be as professional as you can be. First, keep your appointments. Show up for things on time. Don't ever be late. Second, keep your communication professionally. That means you need to answer your emails and get back to the people who were out to you. Third, be prepared, coming, prepare. It shows that you have a good work ethic. Fourth, be confident showed in that you are the right person for that gig or that session. Even though you're secretly super nervous, you need to get out there and network. The music industry success can have a whole lot to do with who you know and what they can do for you. So get out there in person and get to know some people who can open some doors for you. Try to hang out in open mic nights and jam sessions. You don't even have to play. Just try to mingle on, talk to some other decisions. Go out where music is happening and try to find the places where musicians hang out and talk to them. Introduce yourself. Let them know that you're looking for work. Tell them about yourself and what you're looking for. This way you might run into a future, then made. Oh, you might just meet someone who could introduce you to the right people. Don't be afraid to take chances. And don't be afraid of getting shut down. It's just a part of for collaborations means so much when you're establishing yourself in the music industry, be present online. Social media is a great tool to build. Your personal brand is the most efficient way to build and reach our audience and expressing yourself as an artist. As a musician, you want to be heard. You want to be seen on social media, you can build your entire business, and you could get people from all around the world to notice you and your work. And you can get other musicians to notice you. You can get in touch with decisions from all around the world and expand your network. Try to pick a couple of platforms and stopped to share your work there. It could be instagram on YouTube. Technology has made it so easy for us to get our work out there and build our audience without having to have a major label or a music manager. And every type of business imaginable has a social media presence. And as a professional musician trying to build a career, you should have one, too. So, yeah, follow these five steps if you want to succeed as a professional drummer and you'll be on your way. If you want music to be your job there, stop treating it like one 41. Course summary: Hey, guys! And congratulations on completing the course. I hope that you enjoy the lessons and hopefully you're much skilled drummer now, looking back on our learning journey, we've covered a lot in a very short period of time. We started out with basics, and we worked on way up to the more advanced I told you about my gear and what you should get. You shouldn't really stress about whether you have a wife here or not. It's really something that will come. As you develop your skills on the drums. You will find out what you need and what you don't need, as time goes. Then we went through playing some singles and doubles, and you got to play your first groove and feel I hold that good. We also didn't exercise with the click. Remember to practice that from time to time, so really get to practice your internal clock. We learned how to play 16th notes, and we moved on to foot technique and get some exercise is there. We also learn about accents and ghost notes, and hopefully you learn how to implement them in your plane. Then we looked at some rudiments and how to apply into the kitchen. Now I could talk for days of our rudiments since there are 40 rudiments in total. But I think I got the idea off what they are and why they are so important in drumming in the advanced section, we looked at some independence coordinations and we looked at the parroted ALS and how to apply them to the kid. I also showed you my favorite Phil and how to do some cool cross over fills with it. And hopefully you messed it them by now in the going prosection. I told you about the music industry from my personal experiences. It's a professional drummer. I really hope you learned something there. And now we're here at the end of the course. Great job, guys. I hope this course to build your confident and skills on the drums and hopefully you've found a lot of joy in this awesome instrument. Drums are fun to go out and have fun with it. 42. Thank you !: guys, thank you so much for purchasing this course. I really hope I helped you in your journey to become a better trauma. I'd appreciate it if you could take a couple of minutes to let me know what you thought about this course. I love to hear about your experience, and I'd appreciate any feedback that you might have. So I love it. If you could review this course, and if you want to get in touch with me, you can find me on my instagram. He had hide up and or on my YouTube. I'll get back to each and one of you. Don't hesitate if you have any questions or feedback. I also give one on one lessons. If that's needed, write me at hand music at gmail dot com and I'll get back to you if I have any spots left. Thank you so much. And good luck with the rest of your journey.