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This is the most important video for any drummer who wants to make serious progress.
Okay, that may seem like an exaggeration…but you might really need to hear this today. It’s not a flashy video, but I’m going to jump right into it.
“I don’t know what to practice. I don’t know what I have to do to get better.”
You need to identify your biggest drumming goal. This means finding your North Star. Here’s what you have to do to get there:
Let’s say you’ve booked a studio session and you’ve chosen three songs to record. You know exactly what you need to practice: those three songs. What techniques do you need for these tracks? If you need to improve the speed of your singles, practice faster singles. If you don’t like the fills you’re using, you’ll need to develop some new fills and vocabulary.
Whatever you do, you’re working toward that deadline. And you’ve determined what it’ll take to get you there. If you know that in two to three months you’re going to put yourself out there in a way that a lot of people will (or might) see, you will work hard.
I’m always researching what’s happening in our music education communities. My job is to understand the culture of drummers and figure out what’s going to inspire and motivate you to actually practice.
It’s Drumeo’s goal to get people to start playing music and stay playing music. Without students, we don’t exist. It’s important that you feel that you’re making progress and that you know how to make that progress.
The internet is a massive resource, but it’s easy to get lost down a rabbit hole and end up an hour into a practice session having accomplished nothing. If you’re going to progress, it isn’t going to happen quickly by practicing random beats. You need to figure out your drumming goals and find your North Star.
I know this video is a little out of the ordinary for us, but it’s extremely important. So tell me: what’s your short term drumming goal?
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