Ever since we were kids we knew that summer was the time for fun and exploring new hobbies. Whether we were taking swimming lessons or enrolling in summer camp we knew that we were going to have a great time exploring new activities. That sense of adventure doesn’t have to stop now that many of us have left the days of summer vacation behind them. Summer can be a great time to pick up a new skill and learn to play drums.
Learning to play drums can be exciting and easy. There are many popular hand held drum options for first time drummers. These include such popular drums as the djembe, bongos, and the conga drum. These drums are versatile and can be well suited to many different music styles. These drums are easy to play, but the benefits of learning to play them are numerous. Drumming has been proven to promote lower levels of stress and anxiety and improve communication abilities. The act of drumming can be cathartic and help you feel less stressed in your everyday life. It is also expressive, and many find that it helps them to work through obstacles in their daily lives. Learning to play drums as part of a group can also help strengthen communication abilities by practicing call and response patterns.
Outdoor drum circles are a great way to spend a warm summer day. They can also be a great way for beginners to learn new rhythms and styles of playing while feeling connected to a larger drumming community. Drumming as a part of a circle fosters a sense of connectivity through musical creation. Trying out a few different drums and hand percussion instruments can be fun and help you to find the best fit for you.
As the days get longer you may very well find yourself with some extra time on your hands. Instead of flipping through channels and watching TV reruns, why not learn to play drums? Drumming can grow to be a lifelong, rewarding hobby. You’ll never regret the summer you picked up a drum and explored a new skill.
What's the coolest place you're playing your drums this summer? Tell us in the comments below!