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Coordination and Independence made easy – Drum Lesson

Coordination and Independence made easy – Drum Lesson

Coordination is almost always an issue with learning any instrument, especially the drums. The fact that drummers are expected to have 3 or 4 limbs going at any one time, and have all limbs doing separate parts is well, a ‘little’ tricky.

So how do we build the coordination and independence? Well that’s exactly what this lesson is about. Here we have 8 exercises that are designed to help build coordination and independence. Good Luck!

Exercise #1

The right hand is playing 8th notes on the High Hat

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

The bass drum is playing all the 16th notes on the bass drum

1 e + u 2 e + u 3 e + u 4 e + u

Exercise #2

Similar to exercise #1

But, the snare is now playing all the 16th notes

1 e + u 2 e + u 3 e + u 4 e + u



Exercise #3

This is where things start to get interesting

The snare is playing the 1 e + u 2 e + u

The bass drum is playing the 3 e + U 4 e + u

Of course, the High Hat is still playing the 8th notes

Good luck on this one!

Want to see the rest of them?

If you want to see all 8 Coordination exercises, download the FREE sheet music for this lesson. Or simply watch the video!

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