When it comes to classic rock, you really can’t get more “classic rock” than Bad Company…or at least the Hersey brothers believe. Todd and Eric discuss the band, their favorite songs, and how playing the drums looks easy but is not.
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As often referenced in the podcast, Todd and Eric admired their father (Bill Hersey) and his musical influence. When Eric had the chance to dust off his father’s drumkit, he tried Bad Company. This proved how talented drummers are.
Let’s take a look at some best practices if you want to become a drummer – like the great William E. Hersey.
Why Play Drums?
If you are like Eric and just wanted to test your skills, you might need a better answer. Drums take discipline and practice. They also require you to have room available to store (while setup and torn down). Not to mention if you start getting gigs, you will need to have a vechicle large enough to transport.
Like a Station-Wagon (preferred choice by Bill Hersey).
But if you really, really want to play the drums – you should give it a try.
Start to Play the Drums
It’s probably best to start at an early age, but doesn’t mean the adult in you can’t figure it out.
Children have an easier time working with an instructor, just because they have less “to-do” items throughout the day. Finding a music instructor is probably the best way to go so you can get clear direction and an actual path to success.
You can, however, also find yourself an online video tutorial or get yourself a book. Bill Hersey had a VHS tape labeled Drum Lessons by Dave Weckl in his library for years.