How To Play Drums – Your Very First Drum Lesson

anyway that's Jared here and today I'm going to teach you how to get started on the drums so maybe you just got your drum set maybe you want to get a drum set and you're gonna kind of check out how to learn but this is the video that's going to show you how to do that this is for absolute beginners now I want you to stick around to the end of this video as well so you could get a free gift for me alright so let's get started on the kit now you have all these different pieces it could be a little bit confused than when you first get started so we're just gonna focus on three different pieces we're gonna focus on the high hats we're gonna focus on the snare drum and then we're going to focus on the bass drum okay so out of these three pieces we're gonna build our first drum beat so first let's start on the hi-hat now when you listen to a song generally you'll tap your feet right so just think of any song think of your favorite song and start tapping your foot to it now most the time you're tapping on quarter notes okay so here's tapping along with your song so let's do a slower song maybe okay now for every one of these snaps we want to hit those high hats two times okay we want the notes to be evenly spaced and to make it easy we can count one and two and three and four and one and two and three and four and count with me two and three and four and one and two and three and four and now this on a piece of sheet music would look like that okay so you see a little X's and above each of those X's you'll see one and then an and two and three and four and now all we have to do is hit the hi-hat with your lead hand your main hand if your right hand to play with your right hand if your left hand and play with your left hand we're gonna hit the hi-hat on all of those X's okay here we go I'm going to put on a metronome we're gonna play along with it so now we've got the hi-hat down just make sure that each of those hits are evenly spaced between each other so you're not going one end-to-end three ahead four and they should all be evenly spaced and in time with the metronome okay so one and two and three and four and now what we're gonna do is we're gonna add the snare drum on the two and the four so when you say to you hit the snare drum when you say four you hit the snare drum and that would sound like this so it's pretty easy we've got to this point we're playing the hi-hat and the snare drum so now let's focus on your foot okay the foot pedal or the bass drum and we're not gonna worry about the snare drum we're just gonna play the hi-hat along with the bass drum the bass drum is me play it on counts one and counts three you'll see the shape music right here on screen and so all you need to do on those counts is just hit the bass drum right in time with the hi-hat so that would sound like this now once you feel comfortable with that you put it all together you'll play the bass drum on counts one and counts three this snare drum one counts two and four and then the hi-hat on the one and two and three and four and it's as simple as that so let's put it all together again at 60 beats per minute so once you feel comfortable playing it at a nice slow tempo like we were you can start to speed it up so we're playing it at 60 beats per minute let's try it at a hundred beats per minute and hear how it sounds so there's so many things we can learn the drums it's literally endless this is just something to get you started you could eventually get into all the different techniques you can get into all the theory like really understanding the note value tree and stuff like that but I really just wanted to give you something to get you hooked because I know if I teach you a beat that's played in thousands or millions of songs you can at least turn on the radio you could put in your favorite album and you can most likely play along with it so I really hope you enjoyed this lesson I really hope it's enough to get you started so now I really like to give you the free gift I talked about at the beginning basically what I did is I hired a bunch of professional musicians to come in and record a song now I'm gonna remove the drum part that I put through the song you can become the drummer it's so much fun to play along to real music that's why we play drums so we can become musicians we can interact with other people and I really want to get you to that point where you can play music as soon as possible that's we do here at drum you so go ahead and click the link right below this video to download your free gift and maybe one day I'll see a video of you playing this song up on YouTube thank you so much for watching like I said it's Jared from drum yo if you ever need anything else has come to drum near comm we absolutely love playing drums and we love hanging it with drummers so thanks for watching and I'll see you again very soon

37 thoughts on “How To Play Drums – Your Very First Drum Lesson”

  1. Hey check this guy out, he's doing some cool drumming



  2. I watched this because someone opper me to teach her son and daughter but I don't know what is the first basic step to thanks a lot sir. Thumbs up!

  3. Does this guy know the difference between people that have no idea about drums and people that grind them cause he sucks penis

  4. Well actually, I can beat the drumset,but how to stable ur legs wen playing d drum base is my problem

  5. My dad has a drum set simmaler to this. Im playing it for the 1st time right now getting taught by you! Thanks

  6. I never formally learned to play drums. I know all this stuff through experience when I used to play with the church band back in the day. But I know shockingly little technical details about drums when you consider how long I've been playing. Still, this is too basic for me. lol.

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