[ELI5] The basics of drumming and time signatures


I am just starting to learn drums ; haven’t touched a kit yet but I am going to get some lessons nearby.

I would just like to go in with some basic knowledge and I have already researched drum notation and famous metal drummers. Is there anything else I need to know about drumming ?

Thank you very much

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You NEED a good teacher to show you how to hold the sticks and make sure you’re moving ergonomically. People will brag about being self-taught, but if they’re good, they’re good *despite* being self-taught. Get a practice pad and practice rudiments for fucking ever. Especially if you want to play metal, unless you want frustration and tendonitis.