Renowned drummers across the world did not develop their drumming skills overnight. It took them a long time and a lot of practice to achieve their current level of their performance. In particular, they took the following into account:
- Fundamentals: It is important that you know the fundamentals of drumming such as the four basic strokes like the full stroke, the control stroke, up stroke, and the tap stroke. All drummers, professionals or not start with the basics. Find someone who can teach you the basic principles of drumming.
- Read Music: All musicians should know how to read music sheets or notes. The thing is that every music or song out there has a music sheet on how to properly play them and though listening by ear also works, not all performers have the talent for it. Besides, knowing how to read music sheets makes things easier.
- Listen Well: This is perhaps the most important skill that you have to learn and develop when playing the drums. It is because you have to synchronize your performance along with the other band members at the same time, this will help you time your strokes better when you are playing your classic orbitone drums.
These are only a couple of the things that you have to take into account. Do not expect to become a professional in just a single night because it takes a lot of time and effort to level up your performance.