If you want to be a better
- Song writer
- Music producer
- Rhythm guitarist
- Bass player
- Band member
- Drum machine programmer
- Drum machine designer
- Empathic human being
then takes some drum lessons.
I’ve started taking drum lessons and I’m wondering why I waited so long. Maybe I didn’t think I could do it.
Feeling the beat, rather than counting it and creating a tension between a straight and a swung/shuffle beat is key to creating a groove that gets people feeling the music and dancing.
It will also loosen you up, as a person, while teaching you how to keep disciplined time.
And…you get to hit things! Hard! (and softly).
It will teach you how to create musical space and how to fill it.
There are few better ways to learn these aspects of music than seeing from the perspective of a drummer.
It always pays to upgrade your musicianship and drumming will challenge your mind and physical coordination in ways you rarely encounter, otherwise. I’ve never met any adult that wishes they took fewer music lessons as a child.
Drumming is hard, but fun hard.