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Old 05-11-2013, 04:30 PM
tcollins412 tcollins412 is offline
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Default Beginners practice regime

Hey there!

I'm relatively new to drumming. I used to play when I was younger, and then I couldn't play anymore. But now 6 years later, I'm picking it up again. I've been playing snare this year in school. An hour a day five days a week. I go to an art school so we practice a lot. I've been playing the set for about two or three months. I can read music pretty well. And I can play rock beats. I can't do fills to save my life, and my speed leaves a lot to be desired. I can't play and jazz or swing which I'm very interested in.

I have this practice regime that I'm going to start daily, with the occasional day that I might be a bit too busy:

Drum warm up (working from: - 5 minutes

(working from: Ultimate Realistic Rock by Carmine Appice) - 25 minutes

play with time/reading drum charts/working with variations (working from: Tommy Igoe's Groove Essentials 1.0 book) - 25 minutes

Fastest way to get faster (working from: - 25 minutes

Jazz (working from: The Art of Bop Drumming and Tommy Igoe's Groove Essentials 1.0 book) - 20 minutes

100 minutes total practice time.

If anybody has any ideas or suggestions, please let me know. Thanks to all of you!
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