In this course you will learn step by step how to read and play the essential drums beats that are widely used in western pop music.
Lets think and dream about drums……
Close your eyes. Can you see yourself playing? Is it playing a drum solo in front of your class, or as a year 12 in front of the whole school? Busking in local mall? Marching in the Christmas pageant. Playing jazz in a small club. Playing in a rock band in a pub. Playing in music festival or touring the world playing stadium shows? Playing in a drumline at the Edinburgh tattoo?
What does it look like for you?
What does it sound like?
What kind of music are you playing?
The day that you first hit a drum is the day that you start the on the road to achieving that dream.
Learning to become a musician can be a life long journey. You never arrive at an end point. The journey is all about becoming more able to better express the ideas that happen inside our head.
Learning an art form takes patience. It takes practice. It takes disciple. That means playing or practicing even when you don’t really feel like it. But ultimately it can be one of the most rewarding part of your life.
We will learn how to hold the sticks. How to hit a drum. How to read and play rhythms. How to use these rhythms to create beats. How to play these beats along to music. How to create your own music.