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  1. el_lagarto

    el_lagarto Premium Member

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    any online lesson recommendations for beginners?

    drumeo seems to be the big dog. but their free stuff seems to jump around with no real order to things.

    cd/dvd based lessons would be fine too.
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  3. gatordavisl

    gatordavisl Well-Known Member

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    Hope you enjoyed the Muppet response. Here's a more serious response.

    Vic Firth has free video lessons and loads of information on his site. His materials are considered reputable in the music education/percussion education community.

    What kind of drumming are you or your constituent interested in learning?
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    lol. thanks for the info.

    rock n funk.

    its for me. got a kit the other day.

    freedrumlessons.com has got me started w the basics.
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    Just call my neighbor. He's one of the greatest ever!! (Seriously)
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    I encourage you to really dig into the best jazz drummers. It's arguably the most difficult style for drummers. Some names to check out, many of whom have crossed over into rock/funk:

    Peter Erskine
    Dave Weckl
    Tony Williams
    Billy Cobham
    Dennis Chambers
    Elvin Jones
    Steve Smith
    Steve Gadd
    Philly Joe Jones

    This merely scratches the surface, but THE most important aspect of any musical training agenda is listening. Happy drumming!
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    True, jazz is pretty difficult for drumming, and there are a lot of good jazz drummers out there. I'd also look into Carter Beauford from the Dave Matthews Band. Dude can play.
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    Funny you should bring this up now. I just started playing again after a 30 year break. Recently downloaded the iPhone app, Drum Secrets. It's pretty good. Don't have a kit right now so I've been going to rehearsal space at Vic's Drum Shop/The Music Garage. Might also take lessons there. They highly recommend the book/DVD set approach for people who want to learn on their own, or to supplement what you learn in your lessons.

    Lots of good stuff on youtube, most of them in four or five lesson series.

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