What are the best resources to learn to play drums?

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  • #1
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    Edna Hart - March 12, 2017

    "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

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      Edna Hart - March 12, 2017

      "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"

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      Eva Reese - January 25, 2017

      "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."

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    Edna Hart - March 12, 2017

    "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"

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    Eva Reese - January 25, 2017

    "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
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    Jane Franklin - February 17, 2017

    "I am proud to say I have fully mastered learning to play the drums thanks to this website ;) Awesome and interactive!" Read more

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

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      Jane Franklin - February 17, 2017

      "I am proud to say I have fully mastered learning to play the drums thanks to this website ;) Awesome and interactive!"

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      Bernard McMurphy - February 15, 2017

      "so many different lessons I know this will help me learn to play the drums"

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    Jane Franklin - February 17, 2017

    "I am proud to say I have fully mastered learning to play the drums thanks to this website ;) Awesome and interactive!"

    BM

    Bernard McMurphy - February 15, 2017

    "so many different lessons I know this will help me learn to play the drums"

  • #3
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    Ethel Griffith - February 25, 2017

    "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

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      Ethel Griffith - February 25, 2017

      "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."

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      Harvey Hampton - January 19, 2017

      "Drummerworld is great for beginning drummers. It will help you learn all the things you need to know about drumming."

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    Ethel Griffith - February 25, 2017

    "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."

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    Harvey Hampton - January 19, 2017

    "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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    Jack Bonetta - April 13, 2017

    "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

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      Jack Bonetta - April 13, 2017

      "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."

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      Annette Davidson - April 11, 2017

      "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."

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      Micheal Fleming - January 12, 2017

      "Greta for the basics and didn't cost an arm and a leg !"

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    Jack Bonetta - April 13, 2017

    "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

    Annette Davidson - April 11, 2017

    "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."

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    Micheal Fleming - January 12, 2017

    "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).

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    Chris Moore - January 20, 2017

    "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

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      Chris Moore - January 20, 2017

      "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."

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      Pete Waters - January 1, 2017

      "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. "

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    Chris Moore - January 20, 2017

    "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

    Pete Waters - January 1, 2017

    "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. "

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    Stacey Day - January 26, 2017

    "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

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      Stacey Day - January 26, 2017

      "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."

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      David Rivera - January 17, 2017

      "Great sit and fun way to learn to play drums. They show you the different drums that you may be interested in."

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      Sheila Norris - January 16, 2017

      "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."

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    Stacey Day - January 26, 2017

    "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."

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    David Rivera - January 17, 2017

    "Great sit and fun way to learn to play drums. They show you the different drums that you may be interested in."

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    Sheila Norris - January 16, 2017

    "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."

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    Albert Potter - April 9, 2017

    "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

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      Albert Potter - April 9, 2017

      "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!"

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      Marty Taylor - January 4, 2017

      "Berklee Online is a great place to learn how to play drums if you're still a beginner. They offer easy to follow instructions."

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    Albert Potter - April 9, 2017

    "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!"

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    Marty Taylor - January 4, 2017

    "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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    Yvonne Edwards - May 5, 2017

    "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

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      Yvonne Edwards - May 5, 2017

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

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      Luis Cummings - January 28, 2017

      "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."

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    Yvonne Edwards - May 5, 2017

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

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    Luis Cummings - January 28, 2017

    "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.

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    Pere Monfort - May 5, 2017

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

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      Pere Monfort - May 5, 2017

      "tgdfgd"

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      Cathy Franklin - March 8, 2017

      "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."

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      Arnold Rice - March 7, 2017

      "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."

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    Pere Monfort - May 5, 2017

    "tgdfgd"

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    Cathy Franklin - March 8, 2017

    "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."

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    Arnold Rice - March 7, 2017

    "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."

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    Dick Wallace - March 26, 2017

    "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

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      Dick Wallace - March 26, 2017

      "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. "

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      Carol Roberts - February 16, 2017

      "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."

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      Joe Garza - February 5, 2017

      "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."

    DW

    Dick Wallace - March 26, 2017

    "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. "

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    Carol Roberts - February 16, 2017

    "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

    Joe Garza - February 5, 2017

    "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."

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    Debra Wong - February 18, 2017

    "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

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      Debra Wong - February 18, 2017

      "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. "

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      Warren Lewis - April 12, 2017

      "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."

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      Ted Kelly - January 18, 2017

      "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."

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    Debra Wong - February 18, 2017

    "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

    Warren Lewis - April 12, 2017

    "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

    Ted Kelly - January 18, 2017

    "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."

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    Joshua Sullivan - March 31, 2017

    "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

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      Joshua Sullivan - March 31, 2017

      "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."

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      Kelly Russell - May 14, 2017

      "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."

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      Mathew Grant - March 13, 2017

      "This is defintely a god result as Stephen Taylor's yotube has a large multitude of instructional videos on everything drums. "

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    Joshua Sullivan - March 31, 2017

    "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

    Kelly Russell - May 14, 2017

    "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

    Mathew Grant - March 13, 2017

    "This is defintely a god result as Stephen Taylor's yotube has a large multitude of instructional videos on everything drums. "

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    Angela Freeman - January 8, 2017

    "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

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      Angela Freeman - January 8, 2017

      "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. "

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      Jenny Lee - April 18, 2017

      "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."

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      Lisa Simpson - January 11, 2017

      "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."

    AF

    Angela Freeman - January 8, 2017

    "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

    Jenny Lee - April 18, 2017

    "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

    Lisa Simpson - January 11, 2017

    "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."

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    Anthony Carlson - April 1, 2017

    "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

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      Anthony Carlson - April 1, 2017

      "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. "

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      Ross Greene - April 2, 2017

      "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! "

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      Rita Daniels - February 9, 2017

      "I was able to get down some basic beats with this handy little guide. It taught me the basics. "

    AC

    Anthony Carlson - April 1, 2017

    "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

    Ross Greene - April 2, 2017

    "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

    Rita Daniels - February 9, 2017

    "I was able to get down some basic beats with this handy little guide. It taught me the basics. "

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    Charlene Wheeler - February 17, 2017

    "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

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      Charlene Wheeler - February 17, 2017

      "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!"

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      Norman Tate - January 11, 2017

      "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!"

    CW

    Charlene Wheeler - February 17, 2017

    "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

    Norman Tate - January 11, 2017

    "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!"

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 Online 217 Free
4 Free Drum Lessons by Drumeo Online 208 Free
5 Alfred's Beginning Drumset Method Ebooks 185 Paid
6 Vic Firth Education Resource Center Online 164 Free
7 Drum Set Fundamentals - Berklee Online Education 157 Paid
8 Learn To Play The Drums - Udemy Education 136 Paid
9 Drum Channel - Lessons Education 115 Paid
10 Ultimate Realistic Rock (Book & 2 CDs) Ebooks 110 Paid