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Tina Grey

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Where to practice?
« on: August 06, 2015, 04:25 PM »
I currently started playing but I definitely can't get my own kit so I can't practice every day. How often should I practice and what should I do when I can't go to the studio? Practice on a pillow or what?

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Re: Where to practice?
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2015, 08:45 AM »
How often you practice is really up to you. If you are wanting to maintain your current playing proficient as well as continuing to grow, it would be wise to pick up the drumsticks every day and work on something.

If you don't own a practice pad, that would be a wise investment. Playing on a pillow would certainly be better than nothing ... and many drummers actually use a pillow for conditioning and various workouts -- there is no rebound on a pillow.

I've written quite a few articles here at the Drummer Cafe that should help answer some of your concerns and questions. Search these educational articles and lessons:

Here is one article that I highly recommend: The Art of Effective Practice

You also might want to search through this forum for past discussions on drumset alternatives for those who lack a drumset or find that the volume is an issue for where they live.


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