How to Play Hand Drums for Beginners

The sound of hand drums can add depth, excitement and a certain flair to music that no other instrument can. If you've ever tried to play a hand drum you probably know that there is a HUGE difference in just hitting it any which way and watching a pro's fast hands work effortlessly.  Knowing how […]

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Playing Guitar Notes Vs. Chords: What to Know

If you’re anything like the staff here at Jam Addict, you’re constantly on the lookout for ways to up your guitar skills.  One of the questions we see crop up a lot online has to do with the differences between playing/practicing individual notes (melodies) and chords.  You can play the guitar in all kinds of […]

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How to Read Drums Notes

This lesson is intended to offer you a quick-overview of drum notation signs. Normally when you read drum music there will be a key which tells you which notes are supposed to be played where. You can think about this page as a drum-key or legend for all the various drum set voices that you […]

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How To Play Ghost Notes on Drums

One of the most difficult executions in drumming is the reliable usage of ghost notes. The result of ghost notes boosting grooves is indisputable. Just like keeping time on the hi-hat, ghost notes fill in the space in between the upbeats and downbeats and provide taste to the phrasing. This drum lesson provides a total […]

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How To Use A Metronome For Drums

If you've never used the metronome before, you are absolutely missing out on what a wonderful tool it is. Even if you have some experience with the metronome there are many things you can do that you probably haven't even considered which will train yourself to be an impeccable timekeeper. Using a metronome properly is […]

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How To Play Drum Triplets For Beginners

I'm just going to go ahead and say it—triplets are my favorite drum rudiment of all time. Let me clarify. A rudiment is an exercise that drummers practice and can comprise of many different combinations of left and right hand at different rates. Technically, triplets are not even really a rudiment, they are a rate […]

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