Tips for Playing the Drums Live

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Based in California, Romeo Aberin most recently oversaw visual business content development in his role as art director of Ghodspeed Woodcraft. An avid drummer in his free time, Romeo Aberin has played a number of professional gigs.

Whether you have been drumming for years or will soon play in your very first show, you must prepare accordingly if you want your performance to run smoothly. Fortunately, there are a number of helpful tips that you can follow when gearing up for live shows, including the following:

Have enough stamina. Before you take to the stage, you should develop the stamina that you will need to play long shows. You can accomplish this by exercising for half an hour each day, getting enough rest, and maintaining a healthy diet. With enough stamina, you will be able to play even the most high-impact sets.

-Protect your ears. You should never forget to wear a pair of earplugs while you are playing, as they will help protect your ears from the noise of the band. Prior to your set, you should place a pair in your pocket or stick bag for easy access.

Bring extra gear. During each live set, you will need all of your regular equipment as well as backups in case of accidents. In addition to spare pairs of drumsticks, you should make sure that you have extra cymbals, medical tape, and pedals.

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