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  • Noob needs beginner training

    Any suggestions for good DVDs or video downloads to help train a drumming nooby?

  • #2
    do a search for dvds and you will find lots of answers!
    TD9+6v with Diamond Electronic pads, and cowbell.
    ATH-50m headphones, VEX packs
    not to mention keyboards, guitars, basses, and cats

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    • #3
      Personally, I don't think videos are the way to go for a beginner. A live, one-on-one instructor will help you stop bad habits before they become ingrained, and will be able to spot your weaknesses and strengths and help you overcome or build on them, respectively. Tutorial DVDs are OK once you have established a solid foundation, but the lack of interactivity can be quite detrimental for the new student, IMO.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by stickinthemud View Post
        Personally, I don't think videos are the way to go for a beginner. A live, one-on-one instructor will help you stop bad habits before they become ingrained, and will be able to spot your weaknesses and strengths and help you overcome or build on them, respectively. Tutorial DVDs are OK once you have established a solid foundation, but the lack of interactivity can be quite detrimental for the new student, IMO.
        Stick is absolutely right, in my opinion. Track down a good instructor to work with for at least a few lessons to get started off right on the basics. Then, you can make the decision on whether to continue with private lessons or start exploring the DVDs and books.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by saku View Post
          do a search for dvds and you will find lots of answers!
          Give him more than that .. why do you think he asks? At least ask him first "what have your searches brought up so far?"
          Ask not whether something is useful -- ask what it is useful for.

          Roland TD-12, Iron Cobra hihat stand and bass-drum pedal from TAMA. My accoustic kit is a Yamaha Power-V Birch with Paiste Alpha-series splashes, crashes, and hihat. My ride is a Zildjan Ping Ride, 20" I think.

          Check out my TD-12 on Youtube. My page is here http://www.youtube.com/HerlPearl.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Herl View Post
            Give him more than that .. why do you think he asks? At least ask him first "what have your searches brought up so far?"
            ok, first hint, look for DVDs not dvds

            second:

            http://www.vdrums.com/forum/showthre...highlight=DVDs

            http://www.vdrums.com/forum/showthre...highlight=DVDs

            http://www.vdrums.com/forum/showthre...highlight=DVDs

            some more recommendations will come up if you search for books....
            TD9+6v with Diamond Electronic pads, and cowbell.
            ATH-50m headphones, VEX packs
            not to mention keyboards, guitars, basses, and cats

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            • #7
              http://freedrumlessons.com/drum-lessons/

              Free and very good, try these for a few weeks and then maybe think about a tutor if you can afford one. These will get you going.

              You can download the vids and play on windows media player, real player or even an ipod to avoid waiting for the live streaming buffer time. Check out the rock lessons ... they start from scratch. The drum notation is listed below the vid.
              Last edited by daveybabes; 08-10-08, 05:28 AM.
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              • #8
                I agree about getting tuition first, I've probably spent about &#163;100 on lessons and &#163;100 on DVDs and learnt a lot more from the lessons, especially technique.

                The one DVD I would recommend for a beginner is Tommy Igoe's Groove Essentials, there's some useful grooves to get you started on a number of styles plus lots of good advice about musicianship, feel etc.

                Rich

                Edit: Have just spent a bit of time going through freedrumlessons.com and I reckon it covers most of the stuff on the DVD so put the money towards some lessons.
                Last edited by Fat Rich; 08-19-08, 12:32 PM.

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                • #9
                  I was most impressed with Jack Bennett's mega pack, which I reviewed here: http://www.vdrums.com/forum/showthre...hlight=bennett
                  The price has dropped since my review, so it's even better value.
                  He's got a great manner and it's easy to get into his training regime.
                  . digitalDrummer
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                  • #10
                    I started learning from web before I approached a teacher. I found the web + teacher a good combination because theres a good chance the teacher may be a really experienced drummer, had a lot to teach you, but may have blindspots in their knowledge.

                    For example my teacher didn't know about German/French grip, which is something I like to practice.

                    Btw, be wary of the advertising on that http://freedrumlessons.com/ site. The free content is great, but there is a lot of bull**** going on in the DVD marketing side. Too much reference to "big secrets" that arn't really secrets at all...
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