Most drummers have tried to play System of a Down’s “Chop Suey” at some point. While it has some tricky parts, any drummer can play the song – even a beginner!
Similarly one may ask, how do you play Chop Suey on drums?
Also, how do you read drum notes for music?
Like the English language, drum notation is read from left to right. The staff is made up of five lines and four spaces, but notes can be positioned above or below the staff as well. Notes are placed in the staff based on which part of the drum set should be played at any given time.
What is the Moeller method drums?
The Moeller Method is a technique that uses a ‘whipping motion’ to help drummers increase speed, efficiency, and power. This technique combines three different types of drum strokes into one arm motion and uses gravity to assist your playing.
Do you need to read music to play the drums? You don’t need to read music to play drums. In fact, there are many professional (and legendary) drummers who don’t read music, but who have made a career in music. If you can learn by listening and by ‘feeling’ the rhythm, reading music is just the cherry on top.
Drummers who start in a school music program will be taught how to read sheet music, but they may not have much experience learning and playing songs by ear.
Don’t worry; you can learn to play the drums at any age. Studies have shown that there are benefits of music lessons at any age.