We've had a lot of questions about what else we do for you at Drum Lessons Sydney.
Continuing on from our last blog... below are some additional areas that we work on with you...
Drum Set Posture - We provide basic tips that can help you improve your posture at the drum set. We explain how to relax your back, shoulder and arm muscles while playing the drum set. If you implement these tips you will significantly improve relaxation and endurance.
Drum Tuning Troubleshooting - Do you have annoying buzzes and clicks coming from your drum set? If so, we will dedicate part of a drum lesson to show you how you can eliminate most sounds and figure out where they may be coming from. You can even bring your kit in so we can tune it for you... but better still, you will tune it with us directing you... that way you will know what to do next time!
Drum Set Warm-ups - We use these techniques before any practice session or gig. In this lesson, we will demonstrate a few simple warm-up exercises that you can use to improve your drumming. They focus on hand to feet synchronisation, and both single and double stroke rolls. It's best to play these along with a metronome so that you can also improve your timing and control.
Drum Warm-ups and Stretches - Before you sit down at your kit for a vigorous drumming session, make sure you stretch your muscles so that you do not end up hurting yourself. Dimitri walks you through a few easy dynamic stretches (as opposed to static stretches) and warm-ups to do to avoid injuries. We use a dynamic stretching method prior to playing and a static method for post.
Learn To Play Drums - We teach the essentials of playing the drums based on a simple quarter note rock beat. We then explain how you can use this groove in several different drumming styles. Everything is explained in great detail. If you can count to four, you can play the drums!
Doubles to Singles Exercise - This exercise will strengthen your overall rudimentary drumming along with speeding up your hands allowing you to practice transitioning between drum rudiments. We will guide you through this simple exercise.
The Burn Exercise - Want to increase your hand speed? We show you an excellent exercise which you can perform either on your snare drum or a practice pad. The Burn Exercise will have you flying around the kit in no time! No pain... no gain!