I know there's a few bassists out there who occasionally do double duty as drummers (and a few who swing the other way too). I'm looking at starting a new band, and are in short supply. So this week I borrowed a friend's spare kit and started pounding the skins. So far I can hold a fairly steady, basic 4/4 beat. I need some tips on how to self-train myself on the drums. I've been playing along with a few songs, then trying to assemble some of my own basic beats, but I haven't really done anything you'd call exercises. I'm sure I'm not the only bass player who'll add drums to his repertoire, so hopefully this thread will be useful to others. So let the free advice fly!