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Learn to Play Drums with TakeLessons

The drums are one of the most fun instruments to play, but don’t be fooled – there’s actually more to it than just picking up a stick and hitting the drum head. Think proper drumstick grip, posture, and getting your timing down perfectly, among other things.

The speed will come, but first you’ll need to start slow. Check out our library of drum articles, tips, and resources below to get started!

Popular Drum Articles

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Recent Drum Articles

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