It's time to learn the fundamentals of playing the drum set! It takes a lot of work and a ton of practice. Here you will learn the proper way to hold your sticks, basic drum set beats and how you can further your skills as a drummer. Just remember not to give up and that developing good skills in the beginning will help you in the long run. Remember, practice makes perfect!

I'll start you off with a little bit of information about how drum sets came to be. Some information may surprise you.

While drums have been around for years, drum sets are fairly young.

Small budgets and stage space were among common issues that led to the development of the set. In the beginning of the 20th century, performers were forced to use techniques such as double drumming because of these issues. When a person must play more than one instrument at a time is referred to as double drumming.

It wasn't until 1909 that William Ludwig invented the spring-loaded pedal, used today on basic bass drums. This, obviously, helped drummers to have total control over the bass using only his or her feet.

Originally referred to as trap kits, sets have only grown over the years. As it became very popular during the rockin' 60's more toms, cymbals and percussion instruments have been added to make the drum set what it is today.

Drum sets now can range from five-pieces to several more. Before you know it, you'll be able to handle a 30-piece set!