What songs do you guys think are good to begin with, on the drums?
+1 ^^^ What he said...especially CCR. Simple, yet effective drumming right there. Just like AC/DC. If I was to learn jazz, I'd go with beginning jazz DVD's because I assume that the songs they play on those DVD's are as good as any.I'd say, whatever music you like, listen to a lot (so you're familiar with it) and you think you can pull off, go for it. AC/DC, for instance. Cool, if that's what you listen to .... but if you're a jazz guy .... or a country fan .... or "whatever" something else, play that.I started playing drums, in the 60's, and basically any song I liked on AM radio was fair game, to practice to. Steppenwolf, Cream, Creedence, and later, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper.
I like progressive stuff mostly.. I think that the music I listen to is too difficult to cover. For eg. I love the new Lamb of God album - Resolution, but covering any of that is far from my capability at the moment.Hey, Maulik, what styles of music you like?
I learned "fire" by hendrixx, "for whom the bell tolls," by metallica," and some others.
It really comes down to though what your aspirations are, and some styles you want to accomplish.
I love to hear a new drummer with determination...
That's good advice. I still think I need to prepare some songs for a band to appoint me, although I would LOVE to play for a band at the moment and I'll also get to make some bucks so I can buy new gearThe same 10 that your band is learning! If you're not playing these songs with other musicians, it doesn't count. There's a huge difference between learning the drum part and communicating the song to a group of players. If you don't have a band, get into one immediately, and have no restrictions on what songs you're willing to learn!
Oh how I'd love to play that song!I recomend 'Stinkfist' by Tool for any beginning drummer.
It'll help build independence, and get you used to tempo changes.
It's also good for practicing open hi hat accents.
Got that a lot, I'm going to try some AC/DC for sure. After all, we're about to rock!Anything ACDC. Increadibly, mind numbingly basic.
You actually made a really good point. This is quite what I wanted to hear, thanks a bunch!The first song I learned from start to finish was Love Hurts by Nazareth. Really simple, even the fills are pretty straight forward.
But perhaps more important than learning a song, fills and all, is just taking any song you like and see if you can keep a simple rock beat going through out the whole song. Don't worry about fills or the extra stuff at first, just get through the song and then do it until you're really comfortable with it and can keep a steady tempo through out. Fills and the fancy stuff will come later but build a good foundation of timing, and your playing will be much better for it later on.
You know, I didn't even realize the coincidence until you just pointed it out. The bass player picked that one to play. He likes to solo and make all kinds of squeaky grumbling sounds on his distorted bass during that song. The singer played a second bass on that song for the rhythm instead of a second guitar. It was a cool song to play.Trust you to put that link Bon, eh?