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Let’s Get Drumming!: The Basics of Percussion

by Anna S. | Music FREE

7 Lessons 55:00
  1. 1. Trailer 0:26
  2. 2. Introduction 15:30
  3. 3. Defining Rhythm and Other Essential Drummer Vocabulary 6:37
  4. 4. The Right Sticks and How to Use Them 9:18
  5. 5. Practicing Sticking Exercises 8:13
  6. 6. Accents and Paradiddles 8:43
  7. 7. Vocab Overview of Lesson 6:13

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About the course

Learning how to play a new instrument can be really daunting, but I’m here to make it easier. In this video, I will be teaching you the fundamentals of percussion: rock stars and jazz artists you should know, what sticks to use and how to use them, simple sticking patterns to work on coordination and skill, and the foundational vocabulary you need to know as a drummer. No matter how old you are, there is always time to start a new instrument; it’s never too late!


  • Art
  • Drums
  • Instruments
  • Music
  • Percussion


I attended the Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn, NY where I was able to explore my multiple different passions through engaging classes and fun clubs. I am currently on a gap year but am excited to attend Northwestern University next fall with an intended major in Environmental Chemistry.

Throughout my time in high school, I tutored many students in chemistry. As early as 10th grade, my chemistry teacher recommended me to the school’s peer tutoring program because she saw how deeply I was grasping and understanding the information being taught. I have worked with students on homework, test prep, and lab report editing.

In addition to tutoring high school chemistry, I have worked with kindergarteners and first graders on reading skills and comprehension, so I feel confident working

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