Re: Method of teaching drum set?
Posted by North Texas Drumset Guy on 1/11/2018, 12:19 pm, in reply to "Method of teaching drum set?"
I began studying drumset in middle school. I've been through the ringer. I did the Chapin books, Riley books, you name it. The Chapin is so outdated and lame, it is not hip AT ALL. John Riley "Art of Bop" has some good independence exercises, so go for that. Some other GREAT books include Tom Morgan "The Jazz Drummers Reading Workbook" and Ed Soph's "Big Band Primer". Some thing I wish I had developed at a younger age was listening. Get your kids listening to Count Basie, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Village Vanguard, Philly Joe Jones, Elvin Jones, etc. Get them listening and playing along, have them try to get the same sound (i.e. balance) of the kit. Right hands and right feet will probably be too loud. Don't get too caught up on books. Books are good for coordination, and that's it. The musician is made by listening and playing along. |