What are the best resources to learn to play drums?

  • #1
    • EH
    • ER
    Written on March 12, 2017

    Edna Hart

    "Absolutely the best but real drum apps on the market hands down. It can keep up with multiple super tapping fingers with no lag whatsoever and the sound is great as well. I love it, thanks guys" Read more

    Comments about "Real Drum" as one of the best Resources to learn to play drums

    EH
    Written on March 12, 2017
    Edna Hart
    "Absolutely the best but real drum apps on the market hands down. It can keep up with multiple super tapping fingers with no lag whatsoever and the sound is great as well. I love it, thanks guys"
    ER
    Written on January 25, 2017
    Eva Reese
    "Real Drum is the best drum app out there. The sounds are really good. The app is stable and does not crash like some other ones. You can really get some practice in all on your phone or tablet or just have some fun."
  • #2
    • CR
    • JF
    • BM
    Written on August 3, 2017

    Catherine Ruiz

    "My friends suggested that we start a band and since they already know how to play instruments and I do not, they told me to look into learning drums. Drum Learn Tube does not offer any original content but instead finds the best Youtube videos available about learning the drums..." Read more

    Comments about "Drum Learn Tube" as one of the best Resources to learn to play drums

    CR
    Written on August 3, 2017
    Catherine Ruiz
    "My friends suggested that we start a band and since they already know how to play instruments and I do not, they told me to look into learning drums. Drum Learn Tube does not offer any original content but instead finds the best Youtube videos available about learning the drums and presents them to the viewer. This saved me time with searching on Youtube but I found some of the videos to be more miss than hit in terms of usefulness or quality. I know it's subjective but I thought the selected videos could have been more vetted. A good resource to start a youtube search though."
    JF
    Written on February 17, 2017
    Jane Franklin
    "I am proud to say I have fully mastered learning to play the drums thanks to this website ;) Awesome and interactive!"
    BM
    Written on February 15, 2017
    Bernard McMurphy
    "so many different lessons I know this will help me learn to play the drums"
  • #3
    • EG
    • HH
    Written on February 25, 2017

    Ethel Griffith

    "I used Drummerworld to become a rock-star drummer! I love being able to watch the videos and rewatch them when I need to. It has definitely helped me out." Read more

    Comments about "Drummerworld" as one of the best Resources to learn to play drums

    EG
    Written on February 25, 2017
    Ethel Griffith
    "I used Drummerworld to become a rock-star drummer! I love being able to watch the videos and rewatch them when I need to. It has definitely helped me out."
    HH
    Written on January 19, 2017
    Harvey Hampton
    "Drummerworld is great for beginning drummers. It will help you learn all the things you need to know about drumming."
  • #4
    Free Drum Lessons by Drumeo
    Websites

    Free - 7-day trial. Varies by plan.

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    • AD
    • MF
    Written on April 13, 2017

    Jack Bonetta

    "It was probably a big mistake to get my kid a drumkit for Christmas. Regardless, there's no turning back now. I've just got to deal with the noise as best as I can. But if the kid's gonna create a racket, it might as well sound good, right? So I signed the kid up to..." Read more

    Comments about "Free Drum Lessons by Drumeo" as one of the best Resources to learn to play drums

    JB
    Written on April 13, 2017
    Jack Bonetta
    "It was probably a big mistake to get my kid a drumkit for Christmas. Regardless, there's no turning back now. I've just got to deal with the noise as best as I can. But if the kid's gonna create a racket, it might as well sound good, right? So I signed the kid up to get free lessons with Drumeo. He's still working on the basics - which this site covers very well. When he gets better there's a lot more advanced material, too. The kid's having fun and I'm sure he'll improve a lot soon."
    AD
    Written on April 11, 2017
    Annette Davidson
    "Amazing site! This site has lots of video tutorials on how to play drums. The videos are also arranged by different categories. There's a section for beginners, a separate section for Jazz drums, etc. I learned a lot using this site."
    MF
    Written on January 12, 2017
    Micheal Fleming
    "Greta for the basics and didn't cost an arm and a leg !"
  • #5
    Alfred's Beginning Drumset Method
    E-books

    $8.69 - Kindle version, paperback version ($8.38), audio CD ($7.23).

    • CM
    • PW
    Written on January 20, 2017

    Chris Moore

    "This seems to be a great way for starters to get into the art of playing the drums. I personally think that not everybody likes to learn through reading but if you do, this book will provide you with quality information to learn the drums." Read more

    Comments about "Alfred's Beginning Drumset Method" as one of the best Resources to learn to play drums

    CM
    Written on January 20, 2017
    Chris Moore
    "This seems to be a great way for starters to get into the art of playing the drums. I personally think that not everybody likes to learn through reading but if you do, this book will provide you with quality information to learn the drums."
    PW
    Written on January 1, 2017
    Pete Waters
    "I strongly suggest this if you are just trying to learn how to play the drums. The exercises in this book helped me to learn and quickly."
  • #6
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    • DR
    • SN
    Written on January 26, 2017

    Stacey Day

    "This is an amazing resource to go to whenever I have a question about where to even begin when learning how to play drums. There are several different renowned instructors that I can access any kind of information needed in the drum playing world." Read more

    Comments about "Vic Firth Education Resource Center" as one of the best Resources to learn to play drums

    SD
    Written on January 26, 2017
    Stacey Day
    "This is an amazing resource to go to whenever I have a question about where to even begin when learning how to play drums. There are several different renowned instructors that I can access any kind of information needed in the drum playing world."
    DR
    Written on January 17, 2017
    David Rivera
    "Great sit and fun way to learn to play drums. They show you the different drums that you may be interested in."
    SN
    Written on January 16, 2017
    Sheila Norris
    "I think this website would be helpful if I wanted to learn to play drums. I am a visual learner so being able to actually watch a video of someone playing the drums would help me out a lot."
  • #7
    • AP
    • MT
    Written on April 9, 2017

    Albert Potter

    "The description sounds great! It is worded wonderfully, however I would use less of the drum playing terms in the description. The use of drum lingo gives the description an intimidation factor. If I was interested in learning to play drums I would definitley consider this..." Read more

    Comments about "Drum Set Fundamentals - Berklee Online" as one of the best Resources to learn to play drums

    AP
    Written on April 9, 2017
    Albert Potter
    "The description sounds great! It is worded wonderfully, however I would use less of the drum playing terms in the description. The use of drum lingo gives the description an intimidation factor. If I was interested in learning to play drums I would definitley consider this course!"
    MT
    Written on January 4, 2017
    Marty Taylor
    "Berklee Online is a great place to learn how to play drums if you're still a beginner. They offer easy to follow instructions."
  • #8
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    • LC
    Written on May 5, 2017

    Yvonne Edwards

    "on demand video tutorials on how to play the drums" Read more

    Comments about "Learn To Play The Drums - Udemy" as one of the best Resources to learn to play drums

    YE
    Written on May 5, 2017
    Yvonne Edwards
    "on demand video tutorials on how to play the drums"
    LC
    Written on January 28, 2017
    Luis Cummings
    "I've always wanted to learn to play the drums since I was a kid. Unfortunately, life got in the way, and I just don't have the time to go learn from an instructor. I started browsing online for some courses that I could take so that I could learn at my own pace. I came across the "Learn to Play The Drums" course on Udemy and it is fantastic! It offers many hours of video tutorials and allows me to learn at my own pace. So if one day, I only have a half hour of free time, I'll fire up a course, watch, and learn. It's definitely a must for anyone interested in learning to play, but don't have the time to block out scheduled time for an in-person instructor."
  • #9
    Drum Channel - Lessons
    Courses

    $14 - per month. $96 per year.

    • PM
    • CF
    • AR
    Written on May 5, 2017

    Pere Monfort

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    Comments about "Drum Channel - Lessons" as one of the best Resources to learn to play drums

    PM
    Written on May 5, 2017
    Pere Monfort
    "tgdfgd"
    CF
    Written on March 8, 2017
    Cathy Franklin
    "Finding sources for drum lessons isn;t easy but there's DrumChannel that has lessons, courses and techniques from real pros. There are books, videos and even live lessons available. If you're new to learning the drums or have been around for a while Drum Channel is a great web site."
    AR
    Written on March 7, 2017
    Arnold Rice
    "I would use this resource quite often if I were in a band or just wanted to learn the drums. Easy to understand and full of good information."
  • #10
    • DW
    • CR
    • JG
    Written on March 26, 2017

    Dick Wallace

    "I bought this book to work out and renew fundamentals and exercises. I've been playing drums for years, but this book added a baseline of technique that took years off of my self-taught stylings. Great book if you want to improve and practice your technique." Read more

    Comments about "Ultimate Realistic Rock (Book & 2 CDs)" as one of the best Resources to learn to play drums

    DW
    Written on March 26, 2017
    Dick Wallace
    "I bought this book to work out and renew fundamentals and exercises. I've been playing drums for years, but this book added a baseline of technique that took years off of my self-taught stylings. Great book if you want to improve and practice your technique."
    CR
    Written on February 16, 2017
    Carol Roberts
    "This book and 2 CD set is a interesting and economical way to help guide you on you process of learning to play the drums. The lessons provide a way of practicing your skills and the lessons build on each other so there is a cohesive element to the instructional plan."
    JG
    Written on February 5, 2017
    Joe Garza
    "I really wanted to learn to play the drum so I saw this product on Amazon. It had good reviews so I decided to give it a try. I've been really happy with it. I have learned so much about playing the drum from this program. I think this is a great way to learn to play the drum."
  • #11
    • DW
    • WL
    • TK
    Written on February 18, 2017

    Debra Wong

    "This is an awesome YouTube channel for self learners. My son was able to pick up a lot of techniques for playing the drums and how to coordinate the various drum warm-ups. The collection of videos covers a wide range of tips from experts to step by step tutorials." Read more

    Comments about "Drumeo - Youtube Channel" as one of the best Resources to learn to play drums

    DW
    Written on February 18, 2017
    Debra Wong
    "This is an awesome YouTube channel for self learners. My son was able to pick up a lot of techniques for playing the drums and how to coordinate the various drum warm-ups. The collection of videos covers a wide range of tips from experts to step by step tutorials."
    WL
    Written on April 12, 2017
    Warren Lewis
    "This Youtube channel, Drumeo, is very helpful for learning to play the drums. I tend to be more of a visual learner and this channel offers an enormous amount of videos that are very helpful. From beginner drum lessons, videos on how to tune your drums, all the way to just watching professional musicians play they have pretty much every video related to drums possible."
    TK
    Written on January 18, 2017
    Ted Kelly
    "This youtube channel has several videos on instructions on how to play drums. This channel would be very useful for someone who is just beginning and would like some good tips."
  • #12
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    • KR
    • MG
    Written on March 31, 2017

    Joshua Sullivan

    "I always wanted to learn how to play drums and Stephen Taylor's Youtube channel is the perfect place to do it. He offers very clear videos and lessons on how to play drums. I recommend it to anybody who wants to learn how or to improve their drum playing." Read more

    Comments about "Stephen Taylor - Youtube Channel" as one of the best Resources to learn to play drums

    JS
    Written on March 31, 2017
    Joshua Sullivan
    "I always wanted to learn how to play drums and Stephen Taylor's Youtube channel is the perfect place to do it. He offers very clear videos and lessons on how to play drums. I recommend it to anybody who wants to learn how or to improve their drum playing."
    KR
    Written on May 14, 2017
    Kelly Russell
    "He has tons of videos and they interesting but you have to really search for a video where he's actually playing drums. The guy is the king of personal stories and metaphors and it gets a little annoying. I already know I want to play drums and I really don't care about his opinion or life."
    MG
    Written on March 13, 2017
    Mathew Grant
    "This is defintely a god result as Stephen Taylor's yotube has a large multitude of instructional videos on everything drums."
  • #13
    • AF
    • JL
    • LS
    Written on January 8, 2017

    Angela Freeman

    "A fun way to play drums, but I don't really get the concept beyond that. If you want to play drums, doing it on a phone screen seems pointless, but that's just me." Read more

    Comments about "Drum kit" as one of the best Resources to learn to play drums

    AF
    Written on January 8, 2017
    Angela Freeman
    "A fun way to play drums, but I don't really get the concept beyond that. If you want to play drums, doing it on a phone screen seems pointless, but that's just me."
    JL
    Written on April 18, 2017
    Jenny Lee
    "The drum kit app is great for when you need to bust out a few beats. You can just fire up the app and whip the sticks to beatbox with your friends, or create the latest melodies."
    LS
    Written on January 11, 2017
    Lisa Simpson
    "While we all may not have the skills to play the drums, you can use this cool app to get some techniques and ideas on possibly get you started. Check it out, and you shouldn't be disappointed."
  • #14
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    • RG
    • RD
    Written on April 1, 2017

    Anthony Carlson

    "If you're jonesing for your drums while away from home, try out Classic Drum. It's got a bunch of vintage drum sets you can play right on your phone or tablet. Yeah, its not the same as banging on the skins down in the basement but it will help get you through until you're..." Read more

    Comments about "Classic Drum" as one of the best Resources to learn to play drums

    AC
    Written on April 1, 2017
    Anthony Carlson
    "If you're jonesing for your drums while away from home, try out Classic Drum. It's got a bunch of vintage drum sets you can play right on your phone or tablet. Yeah, its not the same as banging on the skins down in the basement but it will help get you through until you're reunited with your real drums."
    RG
    Written on April 2, 2017
    Ross Greene
    "Classic Drum is great if you're wanting to get the basics of learning the sounds and rhythm of drumming without using sticks or purchasing an actual drum set. Classic Drum has 60 total lessons for you and a tutorial!"
    RD
    Written on February 9, 2017
    Rita Daniels
    "I was able to get down some basic beats with this handy little guide. It taught me the basics."
  • #15
    • CW
    • NT
    Written on February 17, 2017

    Charlene Wheeler

    "having played drums for over 12 years, this book is something every drummer should have. I never realized how subtle differences in movement and body position could have such a long lasting effect on by body. after reading this material i am starting to deal with the aches and..." Read more

    Comments about "Anatomy of Drumming: Move Better, Feel..." as one of the best Resources to learn to play drums

    CW
    Written on February 17, 2017
    Charlene Wheeler
    "having played drums for over 12 years, this book is something every drummer should have. I never realized how subtle differences in movement and body position could have such a long lasting effect on by body. after reading this material i am starting to deal with the aches and pains that i thought were going to be there forever but now i'm getting rid of them!"
    NT
    Written on January 11, 2017
    Norman Tate
    "I should have read this book 10 years ago when i first started playing drums. i had developed bad habits, wrong movement and a lot of aches and pains. after reading this book i think i can continue to play forever. it explains things in a simple and straightforward way and shows you the right was to sit, move, etc to ensure you are taking care of yourself when playing. i feel great!"
  • #16
    • ME
    • JS
    Written on February 8, 2017

    Marie Elliott

    "The website is easy to use and provides tabs for all the popular songs I look for. I definitely use this website as a reference to improve my guitar skills." Read more

    Comments about "911 Tabs" as one of the best Resources to learn to play drums

    ME
    Written on February 8, 2017
    Marie Elliott
    "The website is easy to use and provides tabs for all the popular songs I look for. I definitely use this website as a reference to improve my guitar skills."
    JS
    Written on February 5, 2017
    Jerry Shaw
    "As a new drummer, 911 Tabs top 100 list has made it easy to find a few songs I want to learn without wasting a bunch of time thinking about what to go for next. The way everything is laid out is perfect. Before I was spending more time thinking about what to learn rather than learning!"

Summary

Best resources to learn to play drums
Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
1 Real Drum Apps 273 Free
2 Drum Learn Tube Videos 245 Free
3 Drummerworld Websites 217 Free
4 Free Drum Lessons by Drumeo Websites 208 Free
5 Alfred's Beginning Drumset Method E-books 185 Paid
6 Vic Firth Education Resource Center Websites 164 Free
7 Drum Set Fundamentals - Berklee Online Courses 157 Paid
8 Learn To Play The Drums - Udemy Courses 136 Paid
9 Drum Channel - Lessons Courses 115 Paid
10 Ultimate Realistic Rock (Book & 2 CDs) E-books 110 Paid