Archive for January, 2013

You Decide

Posted: January 3, 2013 in articles

Wats up drummers its the new so i though i will give you guys a chance to choose wat i write… all you have to is email me a drum subject, something you are struggling with or something you want more info on and i will try to write an article as soon as possible. so go and email me guys at drummerbeatit@gmail.com

Thanks Josh

Drummers New Years Resolutions

Posted: January 1, 2013 in articles

Drummers New Years Resolutions

 We have approached a New Year; this month is filled with topics on how to set goals and resolutions for the New Year. Everywhere you go you see books and magazines on ways to change your lifestyle for the New Year and ways to improve yourself. Well I want to quickly talk on the topic of changing and setting some drum goals for the New Year. Yes it will mean you sitting down and writing some things you would like to achieve and do.

 We as drummers never really set a daily or even a monthly schedule, all we think about is how we can learn a new piece of music or how we can get faster bass-drum speed like Virgil Donati or like Mike Mangini. By us doing that we are only setting for ourselves temporary goals. I want to change the way you think of goals and resolutions, by telling you to have a set plan or a guideline to follow. Once you have something set you will be able to see how you are going to achieve your goal and how you are progressing. If you don’t have a goal you might never exceed far in your drumming. The way to start setting goals is to sit down and ask yourself some honest questions. What am I struggling with, what do I want to improve on, and were do I want to take my skill too? Once you have analysed your playing you need to look at were you want to take your drumming to, look at were whether you want to play in a band or do you want to teach or do you want  to do a cover thing. All these analysing can make you see were you’re at and were you want to go with your skill. I have a guide that I use to help me focus on setting and improving my goals.

 I use goals as my word guideline.

G, in goals stands for Go. We need to first Go and plan. If we don’t go and plan we will never get anything done. This means sitting down and getting some work done, like writing your dreams and desires out.

 O, stands for Observe. You need to pay attention to your weaknesses and you need to be honest with yourself. Look at what you love playing and look at what you hate playing. Also pay attention to your drums looks and its sound. You need to pay attention to the way you play on stage and the way you are in the studio. For you to go anywhere in your music you need to be harsh with your self and scrutinize everything you do. Once you have done this you can move on to the next step.

 A, stands for Analyse. After you have observed your skill you need to weigh your playing ability and look on ways to improve your playing. Analysing doesn’t just help you see your weakness but it helps you to strengthen the stuff you are good at. You will be able to become a better player by you analysing and looking for excellence. The greatest sports stars have analysts to help them, improve there playing. So don’t be afraid to be your own personal analyst. But be honest with yourself.

 L, in goals stand for learn. Someone once said, the more I play the better I become. The more time you put to your craft the more you learn about yourself and you’re instrument. So learn from your mistakes and spend time learning ways to improve your playing. Watch drum videos on stuff you are struggling with and also ask others for their input and advice, so that you can grow and improve your playing. Most importantly learn more about your drums and learn how to fix the small things. So study your drums and be your own drum-tech until the day when the angels smile on you and give you a drum-tech.

 Finally S stands for Share. Drums are something you learn and improve on by watching, reading and learning from others. So go and show and share with others what you have learnt and are learning. By you doing that, you will improve your drumming and help others improve theirs. So go out and observe, analyse and learn, most importantly share. By you sharing with others you are furthering the art of drumming and keeping this awesome passion alive.

 Thanks

A fellow drummer

Josh …

 p.s, have a great year and may all your drumming dreams come to pass. 

Happy New Year

Posted: January 1, 2013 in articles

Hey guys we at DrummersBeatit want to wish you a happy new year.May you have a good and prosperous year. May you drummers also improve and better your craft..

Thanks

Josh David