Learning perfect drum kit technique takes a huge amount of practice and
time. If you learn properly you will be able to achieve faster, more precise
fills and solos with perfect control. Learning to have perfect control over the
drums requires a strict daily practice regime. The greats didn't ever slack off
and neither should you. To have a good practice regime you need to practice
rudiments on a daily basis, practice both traditional and standard grip along
with those rudiments, and learn the science and theory of the drum kit.
Practicing drum rudiments
Practicing drum rudiments is the most important part of getting a perfect
drum kit technique. You will eventually need to learn all forty drum rudiments
off the top of your head being able to execute them instantly if asked, and
using both types of grip. When you start learning all forty drum rudiments its
very important that you don't overwhelm yourself and only take on a select few
at a time. Once they are mastered move onto the next two or three, and so on.
Practicing traditional grip
Most drummers only learn to play the drums in standard (matched) grip,
this not only cause problems learning certain techniques but can slow down the
whole process of improving. When you are practising the drums I would recommend
spending the first half using the grip you are the most comfortable with and
then moving on to the other for the second half. If you practice evenly using
both grips then you will have a much faster improvement rate.
Learning the science of drumming
By the science of drumming I don't mean how to read music or learn how
drums are made. What I mean is learning how to use physics to your advantage for
example; where the pressure points are in your hand that will slow down or speed
up your reaction time, or where to most effectively to hit a drumhead to achieve
maximum bounce. This is the science of playing the drums. Using this in
conjunction to your standard practice will greatly improve your overall
Having a perfect drum kit technique is a long process. You have to be
willing to put in long hours time and time again. No drummer will have natural
stick technique without learning in advance. Make sure you don't fall into the
same trap most drummers fall into, start working now and it will pay off.
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