Things have changed a lot over the last 10 years or so. Internet speeds have massively increased, online video has completely taken over from traditional media and the population as a whole has become much more accustomed to learning new skills through online platforms. I’m delighted to welcome you to Drum101.com – a sister site of Beginner Drums delivering online drum lessons focused entirely at beginner level.Continue reading “Looking for online drum lessons?”
Do you need to have a Drum Teacher?
If you’re just starting out on drums you’re probably asking yourself, “Do I need a drum teacher?”. The simple answer to this is YES, IF POSSIBLE. Times have changed and there are now some fantastic online learning resources to help you on your drumming journey. Nothing beats face-to-face lessons but let’s take a look at what your options are in 2020.Continue reading “Do you need to have a Drum Teacher?”
First Drum Kit (part 3) – Electronic Kit Buyers Guide
In the last article in this series we talked about an acoustic kit buyers guide for those just starting out on drums. Now let’s look at e-kits – aka electronic drum sets, electric drum kits, digital drum kits. If you’re not sure which electronic drum set to buy hopefully this will be of some help! Electronic drum kits have been around for a long time but really only became a true competitor to acoustic drums around the turn of the century when Roland started pushing out kits with mesh heads.Continue reading “First Drum Kit (part 3) – Electronic Kit Buyers Guide”
First Drum Kit (part 2) – Acoustic Kit Buyers Guide
In the last article we talked about the pros and cons of an e-kit vs acoustic kit for starting out on drums. If you’ve opted for your first drum kit to be acoustic, congratulations you’ve made a wise choice! Your first acoustic kit will be an investment you’ll remember forever. I hope you’ve got understanding neighbours and a set of ear defenders.Continue reading “First Drum Kit (part 2) – Acoustic Kit Buyers Guide”
First Drum Kit (part 1) – Acoustic or Electronic Kit?
I’ll cut to the chase straight away then completely contradict myself later on. If you’ve got the space and understanding neighbours buy acoustic drums. You can buy a very nice acoustic kit for the same price as a mediocre e-kit and really nothing compares. The volume, the tone, the feel and the sheer power of an acoustic drum kit is something to behold and it will never be replaced. So if you can get away with the volume, acoustic kits win hands down.Continue reading “First Drum Kit (part 1) – Acoustic or Electronic Kit?”