By popular demand, Aureus Academy is officially launching drum lessons at selected Aureus centres! Drum lessons will be available to beginners all the way through future rock stars! Whether you’re learning just for fun, or you’re getting ready for your next big show, our drum teachers are able to guide you on your musical journey.
Have you always wanted to play the drums? Playing the drums has its benefits. Not only can one get fit by playing drums, as a hardy session of drumming is a great way to burn those calories and sweating it out, but it also helps you learn good coordination!
To start off, make sure your posture is correct and the setup of the drums is comfortable for you. For posture, you should be in a relaxed manner with shoulders down and arms by your side. You should not have to reach out too far to strike any portion of your playing area. Make sure your seat is not too high and your legs 90 degrees comfortably rested on the bass drum pedal. The drums and cymbals should be positioned in front of you so that you can comfortably reach every part of the kit.
Finding the right sticks is important! For beginners, I would suggest getting a pair of sticks that’s not too heavy or too light, but just right! I would suggest VicFirth 7A hickory stick for general use or for practicing.
Hold both sticks firmly with your palms facing downward but loose at the same time. The main control would be in the thumb and index finger and the rest of the fingers will be well rested on the sticks at all times as well. All drumming utilizes a combination of finger, wrist and arm usage. It’s is essential that the drummer always play relaxed and get the most out of his or her body potential. An important tip: never hold at the center of the drumsticks or and the edge of the close to the ends because of the balancing factor.
Now you’re all set with the basics. Read on to find out how to play the drums. Try to get a consistent rebound stroke on whatever part of the drum kit you are playing -snare drum, tom tom, hi-hat or ride cymbal. Each stroke should originate from the same place as this ensures consistency. Don’t originate your strokes from up in the air, that’s where a good margin for error can creep in. Start with crotchets, quavers and semiquavers for warm up on the snare drum and then proceed to do them across the drums at the same tempo. After that, add in the bass drum on every crotchet beat and play it at the same consistent tempo.
Drums Lessons at Aureus Academy Singapore
Like any other instrument, to truly master it, it is most important to have a great and highly qualified teacher who can teach you drumming techniques and guide you on your way to greatness!
Aureus Academy offers individual drum lessons at selected locations in Singapore! Sign up for your drum lessons here!