It’s impossible to know if a topic is going to be too challenging for you before you’ve learned anything about it. That’s why we have a skill levels rating attached to every lesson. This will help you select lessons that are appropriate for you. Just remember that this is only a reference for you. For example, you may qualify as level 3, that doesn’t mean you wouldn’t gain from level 1 or 2 lessons. There may be topics in easier skill levels that you’ve never studied before. It does NOT work the opposite way. If you qualify as level 1, don’t try level 3-5 lessons because they will be difficult to understand and frustrating for you. Here’s a breakdown of all our skill levels.
Level 1 is for all beginners and first timers. If you’ve never played the drums before, this is where you would start. If you have drumming experience but never learned to read rhythms and their notation then you are also at level 1, even if you find the playing material easy. Before advancing, you must have a good understanding of 1/8th notes and be able to play a variety of groove patterns and fills using this rhythm. Some basic skills with the Crash Cymbal are required and you should know at least 3 basic rudiments. You should be able to listen to music and recognize some basic beats that you know already. You should feel comfortable playing along to at least three fun and simple songs.