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Top 5 songs to learn on drums for beginners

Cameron, in Music lessons
Aug 24, 2021 | 3 min read

If you’ve just bought your first drum set, you might be having a hard time deciding what to practice. Besides rudiments and basic grooves, learning songs is a great way to improve your skills as a beginner. Here are our top 5 picks for rock songs to learn if you’re starting out on the drums.

1. Back in Black (ACDC)

This classic rock song features a basic backbeat with some simple but effective fills. This is a great song to jam with, and will teach you the fundamentals of rock drumming. 

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2. Seven Nation Army (The White Stripes)

Starting out with just a simple 4/4 kick pattern, Seven Nation Army is easy to learn while also being incredibly fun to play. Just be sure to have a good pair of earplugs ready when things get loud.

3. We Will Rock You (Queen)

The easiest song on this list, We Will Rock You can be played using just the kick and snare drum, making it perfect for beginners who don’t want to waste any time before rocking out. 

4. Boulevard of Broken Dreams (Green Day)

This classic Green Day song uses one of the most common rock beats. You’ll also have some exciting fills to play around with. 

5. Enter Sandman (Metallica)

Featuring an unorthodox tom pattern and unique cymbal accents, the most popular Metallica song is also the most challenging on this list. However, the skills learned by mastering this song will put you on your way to becoming a great rock drummer. 



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