drums drum set drummer
Drums resource and community for the online drummer
  The time is now 03:53 PM GMT -4.  
Search Drum Set Connect:
Site Features
Drum Forum
Drum Lessons
Drum Reviews
Drum Kit Photos
Drum T-Shirts
Premium Membership
Get in Touch
Link to us
Contact us
Find Drums

Go Back   Drum Forum at Drum Set Connect > Drum Forums - All About Drums > Play the Drums - Drum Talk

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-18-2009, 10:06 PM
Zarathustra's Avatar
Zarathustra Zarathustra is offline
Level 0 - Pick up the sticks!
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: University of Louisville
Posts: 2
Zarathustra is on a distinguished road
Send a message via MSN to Zarathustra

Post How to Evaluate Yourself

I'm a "self-taught" drummer, with the only instruction I've ever received comnig from a couple of drum instructors while playing snare in high school marching band.

So my question is: What's a good way for me to evaluate where I'm at in my drumming skills? I'm at a point where I'm really desiring to improve my abilities, but when I go looking around for tips and lessons there's such an intimidating number of things I could potentially work on, I don't know where to begin! What I think I need right now is a good way to figure out what I'm best at, what I'm worst at, and just in general what I need to work on the most.
Reply With Quote

Old Sponsors
Sponsored Links
Old 10-19-2009, 08:45 PM
mynameisalfred's Avatar
mynameisalfred mynameisalfred is offline
Level 3 - Single Stroke Seven
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 36
mynameisalfred is on a distinguished road

Re: How to Evaluate Yourself

Well, a good way to tell is the way you hold your sticks, remember, hold the sticks with the back of your hands up, and use your wrists to play, not your arms. Now, that doesn't mean don't use your arms entirely, usually on a drum set you play with your arms for more volume. Another thing, practice your rudiments, listen to them, and then listen to someone who knows how to do them well and compare. Rudiments like paradiddles, dragadiddles, rolls, flams, etc.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

The time is now 03:53 PM GMT -4.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

      Copyright 2007 Teaguy Design. All Rights Reserved.  
About Us