Five Reasons Why You Should Practice On Electronic Drums

I’m a drummer who has played acoustic drums on gigs for as long as I can remember, but there’s no escaping the fact that practicing on acoustic drums can sometimes be a challenge. Let’s take a look at the top five reasons why you should consider practicing on electronic drums instead.

1. They Allow You to Practice Quietly.

Young man playing electronic drums with headphones.

Acoustic drums and cymbals were designed to be hit with a piece of wood. Unfortunately, the great sounds they make as a result of being struck aren’t as controllable as our family members and neighbors might like … and, sadly, there are no volume knobs on acoustic drums.

Electronic drums — also referred to as E-drums — solve this problem by actually providing such a knob and allowing you to use headphones or earphones to play as loud as you want without anyone else hearing you do your best imitation of Tommy Aldridge, John Bonham or [insert name of favorite drummer here].

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