Regardless of the style or genre, the drummer is often the engine of the band; they determine the rhythm and tempo of the music. Until the early 20th century, all the rhythmic instruments were still played separately by several percussionists. The gradual merging of the various components into a single drumkit occurred mainly out of practical and economic considerations. The drummer needs to use both arms and legs to be able to play all the components of the drumkit. So, it goes without saying that you need to have good coordination!
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At X, you have the opportunity to follow a private course Drumming. Anyone can sign up for this course, whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced drummer. These private lessons give you the chance to learn at your own pace and set your own challenges. Perhaps you want to work on your technique, improve your note-reading skills, learn how to play at a higher tempo and/or improve your creativity? Or maybe you want to focus on playing accents and rhythms or delve into a specific genre of music, such as jazz, Latin, funk or metal? The content of the course is completely adapted to your level and learning objectives.
Wytze van der Zweep
Wytze studied percussion at the conservatoire and specialized in Jazz music. Nowadays he performs as a drummer, percussionist and/or singer in several bands like: Nice Company2, Flower to the People en FusionAtics. Furthermore he works as a percussion teacher for all levels and styles with different organizations, among other at X.