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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

      New kit in progress: 3 Pintech 10 inch Concertcast Dual Zone pads, Pintech PC10 (hi-hat)
      Yamaha PCY100 on the way


      • #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. 1965 Ludwig Super Classic. Black diamond pearl. Zildjian K Custom Dark cymbals, DW 7000 hardware, DW 9000 kick pedal.