The basics of tenor drumming is and will be hitting the drum. The musical piece for the tenor drummer nowadays is equally important as the snare piece, with the only difference that the tenor drummer gets less notes. The tenor drummer often plays on the accents of the snare piece, but also can play on the embellishments in the bagpipe tune.
Beside hitting the drum a tenor drummer makes movements and flourishes to support the music visually. Well executed the movements help the drummer in playing and understanding the music.
To become a fine tenor drummer you must first master the basics: controlled and dynamic beating the drum, keeping tempo and counting notes. Learning to read music is a requirement.
When the basics are mastered the tenor drummer can start to focus on movements.
We at Online Tenor have the intention to publish articles about basic skills as well as flourishing.