Virtual Drumming – Play Free Online Drum Sets

Free! Virtual Drumming is a website that allows users to play a full drum set. To play the drum set, users will first need to launch the website. At this point, users can play a drum by clicking on it with their mouse or tap the corresponding button on their keyboard to play it. Users can click the “Lined” button on the top left of the screen to access additional options, which includes different types of drum sets (e.g., Rock, Metal, Jazz, or Originals), a map of keyboard buttons that plan the different drums when pressed, and volume control settings.…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 6.3
B. Design - 9.1
C. Engagement - 9.3

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Virtual Drumming is a website that allows users to play a full drum set. To play the drum set, users will first need to launch the website. At this point, users can play a drum by clicking on it with their mouse or tap the corresponding button on their keyboard to play it. Users can click the “Lined” button on the top left of the screen to access additional options, which includes different types of drum sets (e.g., Rock, Metal, Jazz, or Originals), a map of keyboard buttons that plan the different drums when pressed, and volume control settings.

Instructional Ideas for Virtual Drumming

  1. Teachers can have students play a piece of music using one of the drum sets. Students can then pick a different drum set and play the same piece of music. Students can repeat this process until they decide on their drum set of choice, and teachers can have students write a brief rationale that explains why they selected the drum set they did.
  2. For students who are new to drumming, they can learn to play a simpler set of drums using this drum set before advancing to the sets included in this website.
  3. Once students have selected their drum set, teachers can have them practice playing it using the keyboard buttons to increase the pace, fluidity, and speed of their drumming.
  4. If students wish to enter the drum competition hosted through this website, teachers can have students first pick and practice playing a piece of music using the drums in this website. When ready, students can record themselves playing the drums using a piece of screen capture like Screencast-O-Matic. With parental and school permission, students can then upload their recording to the Virtual Drumming Facebook page to enter the contest!
  5. Students can create a class virtual band by having students play a song using just virtual instruments. Students can use this website to play the drums, and others to play the piano, synthesizer, and several more!
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility

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