If you intend for your child to get certified in drumming, here are some examination boards for your consideration.
Dressing up comfortably for drum class is rather important. Here are some tips on what to wear or bring for your drum classes.
For male / female students:
- Loose cotton top and pants, slacks or bermudas. Ladies should avoid wearing skirts to class.
- Flat soles shoes or sports shoes, please avoid slippers, sandals or high heels!
Special Notes for female students:
Tie up hair if they are long, having your hair entangled with your drumsticks is no fun! Avoid wearing bracelets on the hands if possible
What to bring to class?
- Drum Sticks
- Drum Books and CD
- Gloves if you have sweaty palms
- Plain Water
- Ear plugs
- Spectacles if you are short-sighted.
I just uploaded a new rudiments exercise.
Remember to play the exercises slowly and in time, use a metronome whenever possible.
Watch the stickings, repeat each exercise 4 – 8 times.
Only gradually increase your speed when you feel comfortable and ready and that your strokes are even.
Take a factory tour around the most popular drumsticks manufacturer in the world – Vic Firth. See how your pair of drumsticks first starts off as wooden strips and how it become the ultimate pair of drumsticks that you hold in your hands.