How to Practice Drums Effectively

red haired woman playing drums at home

Have you ever tried playing drums on your own? Or are you planning on becoming the greatest drummer. Chances are you are required to take a few steps just like other fields of art’s process on becoming the great. Along with the virtues such as hard work, patience, and persistence are what you need to become a successful drummer. If you’re just starting, we suggest you follow some of this advice from the pro.

Make a Plan

Before you do sit down and start practicing, make sure you have a vision on what you want to achieve. It’s okay to play around for a while, but you will need a plan to learn a strategy. It’s not about going crazy to practice your drums. The primary purpose of having a plan is to prepare your mind to attain the goals you have in mind.

Your plan could be learning all the basics for the next three months or maybe to record your drums music, which you can learn more on this site:

Ask Professional Help

Asking help from experts is essential, specifically for musicians. After all, professionals are professionals. You can always benefit from their wisdom and experience. They will offer you excellent drums exercises so you can get better. All you have to do is get your lessons from them. These lessons include step-by-step instruction for you to keep getting better in the art form. Within just a few weeks, it will be easier for you to play the drums.

Master the Techniques and Musicality

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Drum artists always make a common mistake—the unbalanced  practice between technique and musicality. A fantastic drum method has the advantage of being able to make the most out of it. In other words, you can apply these techniques to make your style. After all, what’s the purpose if you don’t use it?

Also, keep in mind that practicing the technique is not going to make you the most excellent musician. What makes you great is playing the music.

Get Feedback

When you plan to create something, let your family, bandmates, dry cleaners, friends, and loved ones know that you’re creating music. You can take the opportunity to play an excellent performance once they are around you. This way, you can see your mistakes, and then you’ll have the chance to correct it. This habit can make you more efficient and can increase your confidence.

Practice Daily

Although the tips given above are important, this particular advice is essential. If you want to be a great drummer, this is the most important trick of all.

All you want to achieve is practice playing drums daily. For instance, you don’t have time in your busy schedule; you can practice for at least 10 minutes a day. Little practice is much better than doing nothing. A great drummer never has an excuse to avoid practicing drums. Discipline comes along with passion, always try your best.


Why you should consider the curling sport

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The curling sport is a popular game, and there are many reasons why people prefer the game over others. Curling is an indoor game, and you will be required to find a gaming alley where you can go to play. You will need a team to play the game because it involves the participation of members. If you are thinking about the game as a beginner, then the first step is to learn the basics. Curling is one of the games with a lot of jargons, and you will be required to learn the meaning of the words before you start the game. Once you learn the basics, you will realize that it is a fun game to play.

Reason for play the curling sport

Good indoor game

Many people prefer indoor games especially when the weather is cold. If you can’t be able to play outside because of the harsh weather, you should consider a curling as an option. This sport is preferred during winter because the players can stay warm while at the same time having fun. You can always look for an indoor gaming alley in your area and go out with your friends and family.

the curling sport

Game for everyone

Curling is one of the few games that can be played by everyone. There are no age restrictions when it comes to who can play the game. Both kids and adults can play the game as long as they understand the rules of the game. People who are in a wheelchair can still play the game because there are provisions of the game to allow them to play comfortably.

Easy woman playing the curling sportto learn

Curling is one of the few games that take a short time to learn. Once you visit the gaming alley, you will only receive some instructions from the trainer, and you can easily learn how to play the game. If you are one of those people interested in games and sports, then you will be able to relate it to other games and play comfortably.

Health benefits

Curling is a good game if you want to keep fit and have fun at the same time. With curling, you will be sure of keeping fit because it involves a lot of physical activities. When playing the game, you need to throw the rocks, and this is enough physical activity to keep you fit at all times.

Five ways to improve your party

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Parties are one of the best ways to celebrate and bring people together. All over the world, we all recognize parties as the main occasions where people have fun. If you are hosting one yourself, you have to make sure that you plan properly, and do a better job when it’s time for the execution. No matter the occasion or motive, some standard things need to be done so as to ensure success, and everyone gets to spend some good time. Here are some ways through which you can make your party the best.

How to make your party the best

Use social media to improve attendancetwitter

The first order of business when it comes to organizing a party is to make sure that the wor
d gets out, and all the intended people get the news. In the 90’s, this was a daunting task, but with modern technology, all you need is a web browser and an internet connection. By using social media, make sure to send invitations to individuals, or create a group and invite all those that you intend to host the party. This is even better as it provides an intuitive platform to manage your guest list.

Determine the age appropriateness

You have to make sure that the mood of the party agrees with the attendants. For instance, if you will be having some minors in the party, make sure to create an environment that encourages fun, and keep alcoholic drinks far away. If the party is intended for adults, then ensure that no kids wander into the party.

Come up with a simple party theme

A party theme will ensure that all the attendants are on the same page, as far as looks is concerned, and concentrate on having fun rather than competing on who looks better. This is a clever way of ensuring that no one feels left out during the party.

Know your crowd

Particularly when it comes to music, you just have to know your crowd. You have to make sure that you play music that pleases everyone, and even more important, music that is catchy and dance-able.

Food and beverages

It’s not a party until all the people are well fed, glassesand properly supplied with a drink. Keeping in mind the age appropriateness of your party, you have to ensure that you have enough foods and drinks for everyone that attends the party.

Selecting a home theater system

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When it comes to sound, quality is not debatable, or dependent on preference; simply put, good sound is just good sound, no compromise. While most modern TV sets have a tolerable sound system, you will always need a home theater if you are looking to have a good time, especially when watching some blockbuster thriller.

There are so many brands, models, and configurations to choose from when it comes to home theaters—and it takes more than looks to get the best quality. There are so many factors that should be taken into consideration, and we will be highlighting some of them. So if you are looking to accessories your entertainment with some high quality home theater system, here is a guide for you.

Pointers on choosing the perfect home Theater system

Power usage

Call it what you may, but being conscious of a home Theaters power usage is verypower buttons important. You have to make sure that you can afford to run the system in terms of paying for electricity. Newer models are more energy efficient, but still, it doesn’t hurt to be conscious. What you should look for is the output wattage. Do some research to determine the price of electricity where you live so as to make it easy when you go shopping.


When it comes to home Theater systems, bass is everything. Not all audio systems are made the same, and that is why you have to be choosy when buying your own. When it comes to bass, there are two basic categories that can be used to classify speakers. There is one that gives high quality bass, even at low volume, and the other that depends on volume to give out good bass. For a home Theater system—and for the sake of keeping happy neighbors, go for the first one. The second type is better suited for a public address system.


The more the inputs, the more devices you can interface with the system. This is very crucial and should be thoroughly followed when selecting a home Theater system.


Most modern devices are going wireless, and to use them with your new home Theater, you have to make sure that it supports wireless interfacing. The most common wireless connection type is Bluetooth.

Sound formats

Most systems support 5.1-csound icon hannel Dolby Digital and DTS audio decoding. These are some of the top sound formats, and any system offering them should be given more priority. Other sound formats do exist—whether they are good enough will depend on how well they sound to you.


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SCHEDULE (tentative)

Wed July 23 Gates open at noon
Potluck Dinner 6PM
Thu Jul 24 Music 1PM to 10PM
Fri July 25 Music 10 AM to 10 PM
Sat July 26 Music 10 AM to 10 PM
Instructional workshops
Sun July 27 Gospel Morning
Music 10 AM to 3PM
Daily Activities for Children (F, S, S)



Free Instructional Workshops
Food & Craft Vendors
Rain or Shine Audience Tent
Rest Rooms and
Hot Showers on grounds
Bring your lawn chairs

Host Bands:

The Cabin Fever Band, NY (Sat, Sun)
Doerfel Family Band, NY (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)


The James King Band, VA (Fri, Sat)
Dan Paisley & the Southern Grass, PA (Sat, Sun)
Dave Nichols & Spare Change, NY (Thurs, Fri, Sat)
Bill & Maggie Anderson, VA (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Smokey Greene, NY & FL (Fri, Sat)
Plexigrass, NY (Thurs, Fri)
Carolina Sonshine, NC (Thurs, Fri)
Nearly Brothers, NY (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Dean Sapp & Harford Express, MD (Fri, Sat)
Blue Ridge Mountain Boys, PA (Sat, Sun)
Angelica Grim & High Action, CA (Thurs, Fri)

MC’s: Bill Knowlton & Evan Carl
Sound by Harry Grant
Guest MC: Howard Bonner
Guitar Raffle by Dave Nichols Custom Pearl Inlay
Jam Tent with Danny Stewart (Fri, Sat, & Sun)
Workshops on Saturday
Open Stage: Thursday 1-3 pm
(sign up in advance)

TICKET Information (per person)

4 day weekend ticket includes Thu, Fri, Sat dry camping

At the Gate…………..$50.00
Advance (order by July 1)………..$40.00
Daily Rates:
Thursday Only…………$10.00
Friday Only………………$15.00
Saturday Only………….$25.00
Sunday Only……………$10.00
Electric per night…$10.00
Pre/Post Festival Camping…$5.00
(Wed & Sun)
children under 16 free with paid adult

Great Jammin’

For More Information Contact

Mike & Maryann Tirella
(518) 783-3154


Tom & Cheryl Doerfel
(716) 592-5516


No Alcoholic Beverages
in Concert Area
No Bicycles in Concert Area,
No Bikes after dark
Pets must be on leash
(please scoop)
No Pets in Concert Area
No Drugs

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Aside from this terrific place, you can also take your whole family to Mapleton, and experience minnesota curling. The said city is known as the ‘Cradle of Curling’.