# better drumming

Better Drumming doesn’t necessarily come easy, and it should include proper techniques and habits. After all, the more you incorporate these things into your practice, the better you will get at playing the drums. So, if you understand some foundational concepts of practice,

## #1 **Better Drumming** is based on math. Music is mathematics and gaining musical ability or skill is a numbers game.

You see, music is based on mathematical order and structure. In it’s essence, it belongs to the family of “Symbolic Logic” which is a higher order math. In symbolic logic, you have certain symbols that represent various defined properties, and you also have a set of rules or laws. The symbols must follow the laws or rules in order to accomplish the expected outcome, which in this case is musical melody, harmonies, rhythms, etc.. However, in music the laws are more theory than concrete, they can be bent or slightly altered. Unlike laws that are meant to be followed to the letter. The result is that “Music Theory” guides the use and expression of the notes firmly, but it is possible, as I said, to stray a bit.