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Unread 09-11-2012, 06:53 AM   #1
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I am 42 and have just recently been tricked into playing drums during Sunday morning services. I can keep a beat...but that's about it.

Any suggestions for an old dude who is just now attempting to play? I don't have a kit at home so I can't practice every day. What's the best way to utilize the small amount of time I do have to get behind a kit?

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Unread 09-11-2012, 03:46 PM   #2
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This isn't exactly an answer to your question, but I suggest getting a practice pad and a couple pairs of sticks so you could practice your rudiments and stuff at home.
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watch videos of techniques on youtube. I know a guy who learned that way. He's pretty darn good now. He practiced with a practice pad because he didn't have a set. I think he was in a similar situation as you. Just remember to keep it simple until you get stuff down.
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Here's how to play worship drums in 5 easy steps!

1. Learn to play simple beats in the need time signatures.
2. Learn the layouts of the songs (quiet versus on closed hat, loud chorus on open hat, etc.)
3. Play the same bass pattern for the entire section (as in do the same thing the whole verse then change it in the chorus if need be. This will make the bass player happy, and make it easy for you too)
4. Hit crashes on downbeats
5. Don't play fills unless you are confident in them
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1. Thanks for all the suggestions.

2. I have been playing for about five weeks now. I am fairly confident with simple 3/4 and 4/4 beats. I haven't graduated to fills yet. I am also using cymbals sparingly and trying to incorporate light toms on some of the quieter stuff.


I am getting positive feedback so far and it doesn't seem like I'll be moving off them anytime soon. That being said...I am enjoying the heck out it.
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That being said...I am enjoying the heck out it.
That's the most important part!
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