What is Practice Drumming?
Practice Drumming is an online drum lesson website, that teaches students by rote, i.e. watching and playing along. We have short explanations, followed by a exercises that is filmed at multiple speeds. We understand that in this fast paced world your time is highly limited, and if you're carving out practice time it needs to count. We want to make sure you're able to spend as much time play as possible, and you're learning by listening and watching.
How do I use this website?
We have an entire page dedicated to this question! In short, there are 4 steps to using Practice Drumming:
- Join to access every snare exercise, drum beat, and fill.
- Pick a course. (For Example)
- Watch the explanation. (For Example)
- Play along! (For Example)
I've been using the website and have suggestions, how do I send them to you?
We would love to hear from you! Fill out our contact form with as many details as you can, and we'll get back with you within 2 business days.
Does joining cost money?
It's totally free to join! Free Drumming Online is a product of Practice drumming, and comes at no cost to you. Please enjoy!
I forgot my password, what do I do?
You can reset your password here.
What are drum rudiments?
Rudiments are the foundational hand patterns of drummer, stemming from a military marching tradition. With the advent of the drum set, rudimental snare drummers applied their skills to a brand new way of being percussive. Because of this, rudiments are the core of drum set playing, and are still being used in our modern era.
We highly advise that you spend a good deal of time practicing your rudiments and learning how to apply them to the drum set with our courses. You can also learn more about rudiments here.
How much should I practice?
This is a great question, and a difficult one to answer:
Put simply, when practicing to the play along videos, we advise you play each video 2-3x. This means that even if you've able to go faster, you still play each video 2-3x to gain repetitions.
Another factor to consider: Aside from fundamental technique, there is no secret to getting better at drums. The more you practice, the better you'll get. Using Practice Drumming will help you make sure you're practicing smart.
Are these lessons for beginning drummers?
Definitely! We made sure that we started all of our exercises we're played slowly enough that beginners could digest the information and all our beats are based around an 8th note rock beat.