Reading is fundamental…seriously!

Posted: September 13, 2012 in Uncategorized

My blog for this month is a discussion between learning to read drum music or continuing on the self taught road. I truly believe that all drummers should at least learn the basics of how to read a drum score. It has always been one of my rules that “YOU NEVER STOP LEARNING” This is paramount to breaking through those plateaus we all hit while advancing in our abilities as drummers.

Another rule I have is “THERE IS ALWAYS SOMEONE OUT THERE BETTER THAN YOU”. This rule keeps you humble and forces you to always seek out those you recognize are better than you. It pushes you to continue to remember rule #1. Both these rules brings us back to the discussion of learning to read music. I realize there are some very naturally talented drummers that have become very famous and can’t read a note of music. I will bet you that almost all of them when asked will say they regret that they never learned to read.

In closing I will leave you with another one of my rules, and that is “THERE IS NO SUCH WORD AS CAN’T. Always say to yourself that even though I’m not able to do this now…I WILL eventually be able to do it with practice.

Let me know what you all think?


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