Drum Tutorial Lesson 4
We're onto our 3rd drum beat and hopefully you're keeping a steady hand and maintaining the beat. We're using all the same ingredients but we've been throwing in an extra kick drum in the last lesson and this one we've moved that extra bass over one beat.
If you've found this page via a search engine and have missed the last couple of lessons, especially the first lesson, you might want to head back and see what we're talking about when it comes to the special drum tabs we're using.
This easy to follow, step-by-step tutorial is aimed at the absolute beginner. We'll be taking you from novice to beginner in 10 easy lessons which you can follow at your own pace. You don't even need to own a drum kit! Though once you get going if you really want to take off you'll need access to one. Pots and pans will only satisfy you for so long.
Straight 4/4 Beat
Straight Beat 3
H *-*-*-*-|*-*-*-*-|*-*-*-*-|*-*-*-*-| repeat
We're getting busy with the kick drum. But don't rush it. Concentrate on this one, as it's quite deceptive in appearing to look easy.
And then once you can play that competently and confidently, go on to drumming lesson 5.
The drum is one of the oldest of musical instruments and is known to have been used by the ancient Egyptians and Sumerians. It was first used in symphonic music near the end of the 17th century. Among the first composers to employ drums in their music were Purcell, Bach, Gluck, and Haydn.
The timpani, or kettledrums, are the most essential percussion instruments in the orchestra. They can be tuned to a definite pitch and are generally used in groups of three or four to achieve a compass of slightly more than one octave.