Sneak Peek of "Learning How To Play Songs On The Drums"

Part 1: Getting A Basic Feel For The Song

Welcome to the Learning How to Play Songs Course

 

Here is what you will learn in this part of the course:

Whether you are in a cover band and need to learn an assortment of songs or joining a band and need to learn their set list, you need a system to help you identify and keep track of all the parts. It can get overwhelming very fast but that is why I am going to give you the framework to learn songs quickly and get inside the heads of the drummers who wrote those parts. Remember as a drummer101 member, I am with you every step of the way so feel free to email me kevin@drummer101.com

This is your practice schedule for this week.

  • Step 1 - Select a song to work on. Make sure it is realistic and not too difficult.  

  • Step 2 - Try finding the feel of the song by tapping your foot or clapping on beats 2 and 4.

  • Step 3 - Work on the first section where there are drums. Start counting along.

  • Step 4 - Once you find the count, start playing along and try to match the drums on the recording. (This may take some time so be patient.)

  • Step 5 - Slow the song down by using the YouTube trick if you run into a part that is too fast.

Here is a list of songs I recommend you to work on if you are new to drumming. You can always find songs on your own as well. 

  • The Eagles - Hotel California

  • Hoobastank - The Reason

  • Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud

  • Tina Turner - What's Love Got to Do with It

  • Kool & The Gang - Celebration

  • Linkin Park - Shadow of the Day