Top Ten Metal Drumming Tips

Tom Tom Magazine asked me for my top ten metal drumming tips.  They’re now featured on Tom Tom’s website.

TEN TIPS FOR BEING A METAL DRUMMER

Overall, the goal is to be a drummer.  An artist.  Sure, there’s certain techniques pertinent to metal drumming (some of which are covered below), but as long as you practice the craft with a sensitive ear, the metal bit will come.

1.  Protect your ears.

     I’ve heard the excuses.  And I understand.  But there’s a reason metal is often paired with the word loud.  And if you like listening to music now, you’ll probably want to listen to it twenty years down the road.  If this isn’t a concern, then by all means, kill your ears.  Otherwise…(click on for more)