One of the most ignored drumming skills is the ability to read. Far too many drummers by-pass it early on and often regret it later in life – especially when they miss out on learning and playing opportunities because they can’t do it.
Reading drum rhythms and charts will, 1) Make your learning far easier, (because every drum book on the market has drum notation in it!) 2) Allow you to transcribe and memorize songs, and 3) Help to make you more employable.
Unless you are a top flight session guy you don’t have to read everything perfectly first time through so don’t panic. Just keep at it and you will become more fluid in time. Read More