Welcome to Our Community

Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

Is learning to play the drums hard ?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Close, Oct 29, 2006.

  1. Close

    Close 幸せ雑&

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2006
    Messages:
    1,774
    Likes Received:
    32
    Location:
    Ohio
    Wii Friend Code: 0000-0000-0000-0000
    0000-0000-0000-0000
    Title says it all. Is learning to play the drums hard ?
     
  2. Kiwi

    Kiwi Drug Addicts Unite

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2006
    Messages:
    1,119
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    In your mother.
    Wii Friend Code: 2222-4356-6544-7565
    2222-4356-6544-7565
    I wouldnt know, but im guessing it would take alot of practice to get it right.
     
  3. breakpoint

    breakpoint breakpointuk.com

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2006
    Messages:
    123
    Likes Received:
    0
    wow, that has to take the award for oddest question asked in a forum ever...

    how do i download romz, was close second
     
  4. NateTheGreat

    NateTheGreat Pondering Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2006
    Messages:
    1,469
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    A basement on the hill.
    Wii Friend Code: 4054-9249-4284-3802
    4054-9249-4284-3802
    I play guitar now, but for about a month or two, I tried drums. If you plan on using a drum set, rather than being in school band in which you usually are only playing one type of drum, you will be doing multiple things at once. You'll be hitting the bass drum with your foot, the snare with one hand, and a symbol with the other. It's really pretty fun once you get the hang of doing multiple things at once. Unlike some instruments though, you won't be tapping your foot to the beat because you'll be using that foot to play the bass drum. There are also like a million different rudiments, which are just different ways to play the same thing. For instance a para diddle is RLRR (right hand=R, left hand=L). Then double para diddle is, you guessed it RLRLRR. These are more for practice than anything else and getting you to multi task. What personally led me away from drums however, was that it's not a melodic instrument; it percussive. Yeah, I knew that beforehand, but I personally like something I can really play without a band. However, if you don't mind that, then you'll really like it. I don't know whether you need a teacher or not; depends on whether you know how to read music.

    Hope that helped.:)
     
  5. Close

    Close 幸せ雑&

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2006
    Messages:
    1,774
    Likes Received:
    32
    Location:
    Ohio
    Wii Friend Code: 0000-0000-0000-0000
    0000-0000-0000-0000
    Yeah it helped thanks for the advice :)
     
  6. DBloke

    DBloke The last original
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2006
    Messages:
    19,423
    Likes Received:
    109
    Location:
    Super Mancyland
    Wii Friend Code: 8041-7231-3447-6164
    8041-7231-3447-6164
    Meh I have no musical tallent

    So im gona enter pop idol/X factor

    Cant even play guitar hero due to a injury left sholder hurts like hell

    god nos how im gona play on my wii
     
  7. Equis

    Equis WII-19-VI

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2006
    Messages:
    652
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    727
    its gonna be easy to do in the WII!!! :)
     
  8. Crynos

    Crynos WiiChat Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2006
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    Actually learning to play the drums is incredibly hard, banging and playing really loud is pretty easy.
     
  9. BlightedArt

    BlightedArt vv OMG Emo hampster!! vv

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2006
    Messages:
    448
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    New Zealand.
    Learning anything is hard at first. Start basic obviously.

    The first exercise in drumming that my Dad gave me (he's played for 20 years), was getting the drumsticks, sitting next to your bed, or a soft surface, and tapping the bed in varying combinations of left and right hands.

    Example, R - Right and L - Left, tap the soft surface with the appropriate hand your drumsticks in:

    R L R R - L R L L - R L R R - L R L L-
    L L R R - R R L L - R L R L - L R L R-

    Right hand, left hand, right hand, right hand, that's the order of the first 4 beats. Come up with different combinations.

    It sounds weird, but basically the key to drumming, or rather all instruments, is learning how to "separate" your body parts, developing a form of being ambidexterous and tuning it to a beat or rhythm.

    It'll be hard, and probably boring too when it comes to learning the fundamentals, but if you get through the first few lessons it becomes incredibly fun and creative.
     

Share This Page