first drum lesson

Drummer Beginners Level Coordination Test

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

So you want to play the drums, do you? Well My Drum Lessons can certainly assist. We all know they are big, loud, and a whole lot of fun to play. The drums are by far the most physically demanding instrument around – high-level drummers are using both arms and legs at all times, sometimes with little to no regard for what the other limbs are doing. How in the world are you going to be able to do that?! Well here is a great way to do this.

Whenever we get a beginner drum student, we conduct an entrance exam – an extremely simple coordination test. If you can do this test, you have the basic idea of how to play a rock beat. You don’t even need a drum set or sticks for this! Just have a seat (if you’re not seated already) and do the following:

  1. Tap your right foot.
  2. Tap your left hand.
  3. Repeat until bored.

Make sure that when you tap your hand, your foot doesn’t get greedy and join in. This also goes for your hand when you tap your foot. If you’re left-handed, then use the opposite limbs – left foot, right hand.

If you were able to separate those two limbs, then congratulations! You’ve passed the test. If not, keep trying and you’ll get it.

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