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    OK so im teaching one of the kids (long time family friend) at my church how to play drums

    can you give me any suggestions on what should i be teaching him and how and such forth

    any techniques that your teachers used on you that were really effective?

    thx amp
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    First and foremost you teach according to their needs. Cater the lesson to them. If they need to play a solid groove for worship band, don't start them off with triple paradiddles. And visa versa.

    Secondly, go slow enough that they grasp each concept one at a time. Let them work through the exercises in front of you and correct them as needed. Encourage creativity but make sure they're playing everything clean.

    I could write a book on the subject of teaching. But I won't be doing it here. LOL

    - Tom

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    really cuz that would help
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    I think another good point would be to make the lessons interesting. You don't really try hard at a lesson if you aren't entertained.

    My drum teacher used to work through tabs with me, and show me cool ideas for fills and stuff.

    Oh, and start very basic. Only the real simple beats, then move on to snare and bass variations.

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    Rudiments?

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    i started with rolls and went on to the basic rock beat and then my teach taught me awesum fills for tht beat and by tht made it so fun for me to learn

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    Cool Teacher help!

    Quote Originally Posted by drummer

    I could write a book on the subject of teaching. But I won't be doing it here. LOL
    And why not, Tom?

    Hey, amp, drummer's advice is as always excellent.

    Has your buddy watched you play--or tried to play--your drums before now? And is he going to play with your church group? Like drummer said, that's gonna help you determine what you need to teach him. If I were teachin' a student, I would work with him no more than an hour at a time; start with once a week, and if he gets into it, maybe two to three times a week max. That'll give him time to practice, and you can break up what he needs to learn into manageable chunks.

    Of course you'll want to link your buddy to the rudiment links on drumbum.com...
    keep the beat goin' ... Don't keep it to yourself!

    Charlie

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