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Learn how to sight read by taking piano lessons first if possible. This will be really helpful down the road as you progress as a drummer and need/want to play any keyboard instruments such as, vibraphone, marimba or bells. Taking piano lessons will help you with both rhythms and musical phrasing.
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Learn rudiments from a qualified drum instructor! You'll want to learn them foundationally and focus on technique, timing and stick control. The Drum Experts recommend using "Stick Control for the Snare Drummer" by George Lawrence Stone. A few other great drumming books to get are: "Savage Rudimental Workshop" by Matt Savage, "Drum Method" by Haskell Harr and "A Funky Primer for the Rock Drummer" by Charles Dowd.
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Listen to music and count along using basic beat subdivisions such as 1/4, 1/8 and 1/16 notes. You will get familiar with basic beat patterns as well as train your ears to listen for tempo changes in the song. It's not enough to know rudiments, fills and cool beats; you need to learn how to play along with volume dynamics and sensitivity to rest of the group.
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Let the drumsticks do the work for you by bouncing off the drum head. Focus on properly holding the sticks and using wrist motion, not your arms.
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Use a metronome to help keep time as you sight read your music. You can either purchase one or download a metronome program to use on your computer.
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Practice every day even if it's for 15-20 minutes. Practicing every day consistently is much better than trying to cram it all in before your lesson. Your teacher can always tell!!

 

 
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