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    Hey everyone,

    I'm just getting into drumming. I have been a bass player for years. I have a TD-10 kit to start and I was wondering if you could recommend some online places that you have used for lessons. There is a lot to choose form. I can't really afford lessons at the moment, but could probably afford a subscription to a website.

  • #2
    There are a lot of great FREE YouTube channels that regularly provide lessons. Have you dug around there yet?
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    • #3
      these got me started years ago

      these are their newer beginner lessons

      Yamaha DTX502 module, 3 Pintech 10 inch Concertcast Dual Zone pads, Pintech PC10, PCY100 and PCY135.on a Roland MDS-7 rack.


      • #4
        Not free, but very worthwhile. One of the best and fastest ways to get started: Tommy Igoe's Groove Essentials 1.0. It will cost you about $40 and it's a book, poster, and DVD set. Not only is this material useful for beginners, it will keep challenging you. This material isn't about technique. It's about understanding how different parts of the drum set work together and it's a lot of fun. There are beginner and advanced grooves, so start on page one and work through slowly. You can surf videos on YouTube, but I don't think you'll find a better, more methodical, and more carefully structured approach than Tommy Igoe's Groove Essentials. There is also a version 2.0 of the book (Tommy Igoe's Groove Essentials 2.0). The 2.0 book starts with more advanced material. You want the 1.0 version.

        Tommy Igoe's Groove Essentials 1.0
        Last edited by TangTheHump; 09-13-17, 03:28 PM.


        • #5
          I've done a lot of watching and seeking. I was wondering what other people who may have gotten further into it thought. I've heard of the Tommy Igoe book. I'll look into it. My son has a few books also. I may have to go dig around his room.


          • #6
            I was working on one of Drumeo's DVD and book sets and it was pretty good but then I stumbled onto a teacher recommended by a kid at the local guitar center and he is able to come to my house. If you can afford it and are able to find a good teacher, take lessons in person. It has helped me a lot.
            Equipment: TD-30KV, DW9000 hardware, ROC-N-SOC Throne, Behringer ULTRATONE K3000FX Amp, JBL EON 615 Powered Speaker, Yamaha MG06X. 1965 Ludwig Super Classic. Black diamond pearl. Zildjian K Custom Dark cymbals, DW 7000 hardware, DW 9000 kick pedal.


            • #7
              I tried several online drum lessons. The one that worked the best for me was Mikes lessons. I found it easy to navigate and very structured. I needed the structure. The practice tools
              are very helpful to me. My playing has improved a lot and I'm doing things on the kit that I didn't think I could. The key here is to find what helps you the most, and makes you want to practice. Luckly I found what helps me. I hope your able to do the same. Good luck
              A to E conversion,Ad5 module, GoEdrum hihat controler, UFO heads & triggers, Alesis Cymbals-2 14" 3-16"


              • #8
                I'd advise lessons too, even only a few if that's the only thing you can afford at the moment. Just ask away, and absorb as much as you can on these lessons. E.g. ask for rudimental technique, rudiments can be found online. Expand from there. E.g.: start with: rlrr lrll until you get it. Then place accents: Rlrr Lrll. Go to Rlrr Lrll lRll rLrr. Play that last one as a rhythm for 3 bars with a bass drum on the accented "R"'s. In the 4th bar put the R on the floortom, the L on a high tom and the non-accented notes on the snare. Sounds killer, sounds complicated and is easy. From there, move on to other rudiments, etc. Just an idea... Good luck with it!

                'lectric drumma
                Roland TD-20, Hart Dynamics 7.6, 2 x PD-7, extra PD-7 and Hart Snare laying around, Vic Firth Dave Weckl signature sticks, Axis A-longboards double pedal, Sony MDR-CD780 headphones and not enough inputs.


                • #9
                  Vic Firth has a lot of free educational material. Check the out here
                  ATV aDrums, aD5, TD-50KV, Superior Drummer 3.0, Roland SPD-SX, DW Hardware


                  • #10
                    Thanks for the input. My wife got me a 6 month membership to Drumeo. I also had my first lesson with an instructor yesterday. I am going to try to do 2-3 months with the instructor at a minimum. I've made some progress getting my kit set up properly (what a pain) and I bought a Roc n Soc throne with a backrest to make myself more comfortable. I must admit that I like Drumeo so far. One of my favorite things is the variety of Play Along songs that are available. I'll try to remember to update in a month or so. Thanks.