Hit The Drums! is thé method for everyone who wants to learn how to play drums.
Through varied and practical exercises that succeed each other in a logical order, you will work on:
Grooves and fillsYou can play any song with the help of the goal-oriented grooves and fills in this book.
Musical notationThis book is unique, because drumstick grip and rhythmical language are written down together with the exercises. This makes the musical notation even easier and quicker to understand.
Independence and coördinationLearn how to use all four limbs independently as well as simultaneously.
Accents and ghostnotesBecome more versatile through the accent and ghostnote exercises.
Hihat-variationsApply different hi-hat patterns to existing grooves.
TechniqueImprove your speed, strength and control to move more flexible and relaxed behind your drumset.
CreativityDo you keep playing the same grooves and fills? You can create an unending number of new grooves and fills yourself using the tips and systems from this book.
Song structureRecognize the fundamentals of songs (the different sections and number of measures) so you can play them better.
Marco Mepschen (1983) already knew from a young age that he wanted to become a drummer, which is why he started drumming in music school at age 8. After a year he also played in drum bands and orchestras.
When he was 15 years old, he started playing in different bands. Shortly after that he started the preliminary training of the conservatory. After this preliminary training he was accepted into the conservatory of Zwolle.
Since 2000 he has been touring through the Netherlands with his band and has performed in numerous concerts in cafes, clubs, theatres and on festivals in the past 20 years. He has also recorded multiple singles and albums.
In 2012 he established his own drum school. As a drum teacher he teaches a wide array of students on a daily basis, with pupils ranging from young to old, and from beginners to advanced.
It’s his passion to pass on his extensive knowledge and experience and he loves seeing his students getting excited about drumming and music!