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In this free drum lesson, Jared Falk shows you how he sets up his drum set in a step-by-step approach while elaborating on the dos and don’ts of setting up each instrument. The idea behind this free drum lessons it that of having you set things up to maximize your comfort behind the drum set, which will in turn benefit your playing tremendously. This is the first lesson you should watch on DrumLessons.com, whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced drummer.
When setting up your kit you may feel tempted to do it like your favorite drummers. You must realize that setting up a drum set should be a question of comfort. No two drummers have the same body measurements. Your favorite drummer’s setup might work perfectly for him but be very inadequate for you. The best thing you can do is experiment with the positioning of the instruments on your drum set. Look for the setup that optimizes your playing without sacrificing your comfort.
If you’ve just bought your first drum set – may it be electronic, acoustic, or made out of practice pads – you’ll find the tips herein extremely helpful. Even extremely advanced drummers like Vinnie Colaiuta have had their fair amount of issues with the way they used to setup their drum sets. So don’t think for a minute that just because you’re an intermediate or advanced drummer you won’t have anything to learn from this free drum lesson.
Once you’re done setting up your drum set it’s time to tune the drums. We encourage you to check the free drum lesson “How To Tune Your Snare Drum” to get started right away. If you’d rather start playing, check the free drum lesson “How To Hold Your Drumsticks” instead. There, you’ll learn all about how to grip the drumsticks properly, which is an essential aspect of playing drum set.
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