Lesson 1 – learning the basics
Lesson 2 – involve both hands
Move forward! In this lesson, you’ll learn to involve both hands while playing (yes, just like in piano!), learn the basics of rhythm theory, and will get some special tips for beginning drummers.
Always remember to have fun while playing. It’s fine if you rather want to just enjoy playing than learning new techniques some certain days. Just enjoy your time playing the RAV Vast. Your brain and hands also need time to remember what you have already learned.
Now when you’ve learned the basics, you may be asking yourself, how can I improve my drumming skills? The following tutorials will provide you will the essential skills and will help to move from the beginner to the intermediate level.
Lesson 3 - learning the basic rhythm of 4/4
With this tutorial, you’ll learn the basic 4/4 rhythm - a regular and simple beat pattern that is widely used in most Western musical traditions. In this tutorial, you will learn the theory of music time signatures (this will help you to prepare yourself for playing steel drum sheet music in the future) and get a simple (and catchy) playing pattern.
Lesson 4 – learning roll technique for 2 hands
Roll is a special technique that makes fingers look like dancing and flying above the drum’s surface. This technique provides an interesting sound effect and will make you look like a pro. The tutorial is accessible for beginners and can add some “sparkling” effect to your melodies.
Lesson 5 – add dynamics to your music
The RAV Vast is great for meditative melodies, but if you feel bored with a slow playing style, this tutorial will become a game-changer for you! Learn to create an ambient of a fast and complicated melody by shifting the accents in the pattern you already know. A simple tip that will make an easy groove sound more lush and complicated!
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