Two Options to Practice Drumming Without Annoying Your Neighbors

The big question: how to make my drums quiet

As musicians, we all know that drumming is indeed a great art to master. Unlike playing other musical instruments, playing the drums will require a great deal of dexterity and coordination on your part. Along with that, it will also require you to really get the feel of the music that you are playing. The drums are considered to be one of the most difficult instruments to learn how to play and it really does require a lot of practice in order for you to become good at playing it.

However, you need to remember that practising playing the drums can become a little bit of a problem especially if you really don’t have any access to a music studio. For example, if you live in an apartment or you live in a house where it is close to your neighbour’s house, practising playing the drums will produce a lot of noise, which can potentially make you a nuisance or annoyance to the neighbors as well as the people who live with you in the house.

In addition to that, you may even have a busy schedule which makes you unavailable to practice playing the drums, and would only allow you to do so at night. And, you know that being a noisy neighbor, especially during the night will eventually upset your neighbours and you can even get fined by your local police department for disturbing the peace.

This is why you will be glad to know that there are two things that you will be able to do in order for you to practice your drumming. With these two solutions, you will be able to practice drumming just about any time you want without being noisy and disturbing anyone in your home as well as your neighbours.

Drum pad silencers

The first solution is by equipping your drum set with drum pad silencers. By putting this rubber-like material on the top of your drums, the sound made by the drum when you hit it will be absorbed. But, it will still provide you with a natural stick bounce and feel. Drum pad silencers are available for the drums, the bass drums, and the cymbals.

You need to understand that you will still create some noise when you are practising with your drums with the drum pad silencers. But, the sound will be significantly reduced to the point where in the person inside the room opposite the room where you are playing your drums will barely hear you playing.  You can get a better sense of how muted your drumming will be in the video below. This means that you will be able to practice playing the drums any time of the day without annoying your neighbour and avoid getting a citation for disturbing the peace.

Technology to the rescue

The second solution is more of a high-tech solution. If you have PlayStation 4, you can try out the game called ​Guitar Hero World Tour and purchase the drum set for the video game.

The drum set for this video game resembles the real thing and you will also learn how to play different songs in the game. And, the best part of it all is that it’s a lot quieter than actually playing the real thing. In fact, you can even get a set of headphones in order for you to really play the drums silently.

This video game will practice your coordination and your dexterity which are essential to develop if you want to play the drums.

These are two of the ways how you can play the drums without annoying your neighbours.

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