#1
anyway my brother bought a drum set for our band a few months back, and we keep it at my current place, so Ive been picking up the sticks occasionally and playing, just jamming to see if i can learn how to play. I'm not that bad when it comes to rhythm, but i definitely know im not even a intermediate player yet.

but i wanted someone to critique my playing.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SiVKCoIjyM


what do i need improvement on? oh and the rhythm gets decent and steady towards the end of the video, i just warmed up during the recording.


oh and if this is in the wrong section of the forums please tell me where it goes and ill move it. i was unsure where to post since this is about drums.
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Nice hat.

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On a semi-serious note, drums arent really the sort of thing you can just jam at like that. Practise to a click track and try to learn an actual song/pattens/fills whatever instead of just playing like you can do with an instrument like guitar.
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well at least tell me where i should post it you dumb sh*t

naw jk.



where do i post it?
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oh ok. i didnt know if i was improving or not so i figured id see what others had to say.
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whats wrong with them? are they in the rules or something?
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Where's the snare?

Why aren't you using the hi-hat/ride for rhythm?

At least learn the basics...

EDIT: And why aren't you using the bass drum?
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#12
Wow you don't even use the bass drum and to be fair it's not really exciting, you need a lot of work before you can call yourself an intermediate drummer.

No offence but at the start it just sounds like random banging and it doesn't really get any better.

Just google drum basics or something.

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Where's the snare?

Why aren't you using the hi-hat/ride for rhythm?

At least learn the basics...



i gotta fix the hi hat

my brother bought the set off criegslist and the pedal on the hi hat needs a chain/ the pull thing that moves it.

and i didnt know that was for rhythm.

i thought it was a extra cymbal.

oh and i hit the snare a few times but i didnt really use it much

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Wow you don't even use the bass drum and to be fair it's not really exciting, you need a lot of work before you can call yourself an intermediate drummer.

No offence but at the start it just sounds like random banging and it doesn't really get any better.

Just google drum basics or something.



i did use it but i didnt use it often.

never said i was a intermediate drummer either i said i DEFINITELY know im not one.

and the beginning i lost my train of thought so it kinda got messed up.


edit: what do you mean its not cool? people around me fear that name lol jk jk

naw ive had that nickname since highschool
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i gotta fix the hi hat

my brother bought the set off criegslist and the pedal on the hi hat needs a chain/ the pull thing that moves it.

and i didnt know that was for rhythm.

i thought it was a extra cymbal.


lol @ last bit you said.

The hi hat and ride cymbal [the only ones you have] are for rhythm.

And you can hit the hit hat with your drum sticks. All the rock/metal players do it that way most of the time.

Just practice with a simple 4/4 beat with bass, snare and hi hat. And keep practicing until your co-ordinated perfectly, then start adding things into the mix, such as fills.
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#16
Yeah I reckon you'd do best trying to learn some actual songs, that'll give you an idea on the purpose of all the peices, and it'll learn you how to keep rythyhm. I taught the drummer in my gand how to play by getting her to play The Ramones. Just start with simple, 4/4, bass snare bass snare stuff.
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1. Go on youtube and type in standard rock beat
2. Watch any, or all of the videos.
3. Learn the Standard rock beat.
4. As you get better add little fills here and there.
5. Keep practicing and adding stuff until you can play full songs and stuff.
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#19
hahaha, well, first, i'd recommend using your snare. second, use the bass drum. and third, learn wrist control. i'm not a drummer or anything, but i do know a thing or two about playing
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lol @ last bit you said.

The hi hat and ride cymbal [the only ones you have] are for rhythm.

And you can hit the hit hat with your drum sticks. All the rock/metal players do it that way most of the time.

Just practice with a simple 4/4 beat with bass, snare and hi hat. And keep practicing until your co-ordinated perfectly, then start adding things into the mix, such as fills.



oh ok. so leave the other drums out until i can keep a beat with the hi hat snare and bass?

oh and i forgot to include in the thread starter that i can only play two things.

that comedy thing (boom boom crash)

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its actually a cowboy hat
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sounded like you were drumming on metal trash cans for some reason
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edit: what do you mean its not cool? people around me fear that name lol jk jk

naw ive had that nickname since highschool


Well to me it sounds like a nickname for someone who also uses Axe deodorant as hairspray and made it up himself you know

And take a look here, first hit on 'basic drum lesson' on google:

http://www.onlinedrummer.com/
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oh ok. so leave the other drums out until i can keep a beat with the hi hat snare and bass?

oh and i forgot to include in the thread starter that i can only play two things.

that comedy thing (boom boom crash)

and the very beginning of gone away by the offspring.


You mean like: http://www.instantrimshot.com/

Yeah, keep it simple. Set up a groove and get a nice beat going. Then slowly start adding fills after every few bars...
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Well to me it sounds like a nickname for someone who also uses Axe deodorant as hairspray and made it up himself you know

And take a look here, first hit on 'basic drum lesson' on google:

http://www.onlinedrummer.com/



thanks for the link.

and i dont use axe i use irish spring and i never use hairspray (dont need to when you wear a hat)

a kid made up the nickname for me when i got into high school cause no one knew me. i told him im kenn and he said "k-trains cooler" and the name stuck


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You mean like: http://www.instantrimshot.com/

Yeah, keep it simple. Set up a groove and get a nice beat going. Then slowly start adding fills after every few bars...



yea that was what i meant.

and ill practice the way you said to.

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#29
If you listen to drum beats, they're mostly on the hi-hat, snare, and bass drum. So use them more lol. You very rarely use the toms tbh.
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fix the angles of your rack toms, it doesn't look good and it will ultimately make it more difficult to get around the kit efficiently. Try some AC/DC, Ramones, Sex Pistols, some Metallica, just nice straightforward 4/4 beats to get the basics down. Also try to find a good video on youtube about hand technique, I'd recommend any video by Joe Morello, Freddie Gruber, or Dave Weckl (they have really good technique instructional videos) and keep drumming.
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fix the angles of your rack toms, it doesn't look good and it will ultimately make it more difficult to get around the kit efficiently. Try some AC/DC, Ramones, Sex Pistols, some Metallica, just nice straightforward 4/4 beats to get the basics down. Also try to find a good video on youtube about hand technique, I'd recommend any video by Joe Morello, Freddie Gruber, or Dave Weckl (they have really good technique instructional videos) and keep drumming.



but isnt metallica and ACDC more difficult? i always thought they would be.
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If you want some simple yet awesome beats, listen to Pink Floyds more rockier songs, they usually centre around a 4/4 beat. Try songs like 'Run Like Hell' or 'Young Lust'.

Once you can do some basic fills, have a try at 'Kashmir' by Led Zep
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AC/DC's probably the easiest band ever to play drums to





really? i had a hard time learning a few of there songs on guitar, so i assumed that the drums would be difficult for a beginner
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#39
Try not to have the your toms angled so much, and you might try to tune your kit a little bit better. AC/DC is easy to learn, but I found ZZ Top's gimme all your lovin'REALLY easy. Just try to get your basics down and learn some rudiments.

eDit: and use a metronome when you practice.
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#40
Too lazy to read all the other posts in this thread, but basically you are just hitting drums randomly. You need to start where everyone starts, which is the basic 4/4 beat. Hit a closed hi hat while counting "One and two and three and four and" in your head. So you should hit the hi hat 8 times. On the one hit the bass drum; hit nothing except the hi hat on the "and." On two hit the snare, three the bass, and four the snare.

Hope this makes sense.
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