Learn From Your Mistakes And Move On

by Mark Perrett on

  Making mistakes can sometimes be paralyzing. We’re all taught that making a mistake is a "bad thing" so we do everything we can to avoid them, but...

Get Rid Of The Need For Instant Gratification

by Mark Perrett on

Sometimes you hit a roadblock in your progress and it can be really hard to get through. I know I have hit periods in my life where I...

Label Your Drums

by Grid Book Percussion on

Labeling your drums (with names, numbers, or symbols) not only helps YOU know what drum is yours, but helps the staff and everyone else as well. This streamlines...

Rhythm First, Then Dynamics

by Grid Book Percussion on

When you practice, it can be frustrating when you can't get your part down. You might even practice for hours to play your music, but still can't seem...

Ask Yourself Questions

by Grid Book Percussion on

When you practice, ask yourself questions. Don't just go through the motions and get reps in without analyzing what you're doing. Am I playing the right heights? Am...

Strokes Are The Foundation Of Rudimental Drumming.

by Grid Book Percussion on

When you drum, it could be the most complicated music you have ever played in your life, but it all leads back to basic stroke types. Understanding how...

Tape Your Sticks Frequently

by Grid Book Percussion on

Taping your sticks is a great way to keep them safe from the impact of rim shots. Even a few shots can start to show dents in your...

Don't Choke The Stick

by Grid Book Percussion on

When you drum, the stick plays an important role in the sound quality you produce. You could have the best drum, heads, and tuning in the world, but...

How To Work On Tap Rolls

by Grid Book Percussion on

If you are playing a tap roll, here are some guidelines to make sure the roll is clean.   THE CHALLENGE:Let's say you are playing a tap triplet roll...

Understand You Are Always A Student.

by Grid Book Percussion on

No matter how much you think you know, there is always more to learn. You will experience many different things, and you may even become an expert at...