Learn how to play the drums in five steps with the Redison’s drum method.
Discover how to start playing drums and learn to play your first rhythms in less than a week from home, without having to buy a drum set!
How do I start playing the drums? Is it difficult? Can I do it alone? How long before I can play the drums on my favourite songs? Do I need to buy a drum kit?
If you want to learn to play the drums and are still hesitating, you must be asking yourself the same questions.
It’s perfectly normal: these are questions that everyone who is starting to play the drums asks themselves… And don’t worry, all drummers have been beginners at some point!
So you are not the first, and certainly not the last, to doubt before starting this great hobby of playing the drums.
Why do people feel reluctant to start playing the drums?
- You need a musical ear
- You must have an inborn sense of rhythm
- You must have started at a very young age
- You must be able to understand music theory
- You must have a drum teacher
- You have to buy an acoustic or electronic drum kit (and therefore have the space, the budget and the neighbourhood that go with it).
You must have read or heard at least one of these statements in your quest for learning the drums.
However, the Redison’s drum method challenges all these preconceived ideas.
You may think we are being pretentious, but just read on to see exactly the point we are trying to make.
Learning the drums is accessible to everyone
Obviously, being born with a musical aptitude or learning to play the drums before you can walk will make the task much easier.
Thankfully, these are absolutely no barriers to learning the drums (or any musical instrument).
Anyone, regardless of age or musical ability, can start playing the drums.
You don’t need to be able to read music theory beforehand either when you start learning.
You can put this aspect of music theory aside for the moment, you will only need it later for more advanced techniques.
Learning to play the drums with a teacher is not always mandatory either. It depends on your needs, your character, your budget and your goals.
It is also perfectly possible to start learning the first techniques of the drums… without drums!
This may sound crazy, but it’s true.
A good drummer starts by mastering a number of techniques: independence of the feet and hands, sense of listening and rhythm, holding the drumsticks, or even the basics.
In this method you will see how to work on these techniques without owning a drum set.
Who am I to pretend to teach you how to play the drums?
Before going further, let me introduce myself.
My name is Jérôme, I am a drummer and founder of Redison, a French company that brings drums to everyone.
You probably know our first product, Senstroke, the unique solution that allows you to play drums (without drums!) everywhere without disturbing anyone.
Why am I writing a method for beginner drummers?
I started as an autodidact, without buying an instrument right away.
So I know that it is perfectly possible to learn to play the drums, to have the basics in a few days and to be able to quickly play your favourite songs. All this without actually owning a drum set.
I’m going to share with you my tips and tricks, which will make you a drummer very quickly, and this without any trouble.
You’ll see that with a little practice, you’ll quickly reach a satisfying level that will allow you to have fun and to get into the more serious stuff.
Since I was able to learn the drums on my own, you can too!
What you will be able to do by the end of this method
The Redison drumming method aims to teach you to play the drums in a few days.
Of course, it takes much longer to master the instrument completely. It’s even something that can keep you busy for the rest of your life!
That’s why the Redison drumming method will allow you to learn the basics of the drums so that you can start your new passion peacefully.
You can then play your favourite songs, find out if you want to get more involved, and progress at your own pace.
You will quickly discover that learning the drums is less complicated than it seems!
The promise of the Redison’s drums method
Learn the basics of drumming
Follow simple and concrete exercises in order to learn the basics of drumming: rudiments, holding the drumsticks, everything is covered!
Discover how to play drums without drums
Independence of hands and feet, simple drum rhythms, alternative material: discover practical tips to start learning to play the drums… without drums!
Play your first drum tracks
Theory is good, practice is better. Quickly play your first songs on drums, and accompany your favourite artists!
A perfect complement to Senstroke
Most of the exercises shown in our Redison’s drum method are performed with Senstroke sensors.
Indeed, the Redison’s drum method is a perfect complement to the Senstroke sensors. The Senstroke sensors allow you to play the drums without a drum set anywhere, anytime.
Just slide the sensors onto your drumsticks, connect them to the Senstroke app, and play!
This means that you can use, for example, your magazine as a snare drum, your leg as a hi-hat, or the side of your sofa as a cymbal.
Senstroke is therefore a tool that allows you to learn and improve your drumming skills without having to buy a drum kit.
It’s the perfect solution if you don’t have enough room for a drum kit, if you live in an appartment, or if you want to play on the go.
My big promise
With this Redison’s drum method, you will enter the great family of drummers.
You will be able to play your favourite songs, master the basics of drumming and have all the tools to progress at your own rhythm.
No miracle method here: these are tips and tricks acquired thanks to my experience as a beginner and self-taught drummer.
I share them with you so that you can discover the world of drums and, I hope, make it a full-time hobby!
Now, it’s your turn to play!