I've heard it said many times before that repetition is the master of skill. Let's look at why it's important to build our core skills on the drum set
Anyone who is good at what they do, got there through repetition. Whether you're doing something as a hobby or doing it as a pro, there's been a certain amount of repetition to develop core skills to get you to the level that you're at.
On the drums, it's important to develop our core skills if we want to move ahead in our playing. There are certain patterns that, if we master will get used over and over again for different things. We can then develop these to create new ideas and also expand our vocabulary on the drum set.
Often when I'm working with students and they're having difficulty playing something, it comes back to a basic skill that they haven't properly developed yet.
Let's look at why, developing core skills is such an important part of our development and learning as a drummer.