If you are a drummer, you know how important it is to have time and a space to practice. When you live with others, it can be hard to practice the drums without disturbing everyone in the house. You can get professional soundproofing for your drum room, but it can get very expensive. Fortunately, there are some ways to soundproof your drum room that don't cost nearly as much.
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Place a large rug on the floor. This is especially important for rooms that don't have carpet. Even if your room does have carpet, you can place a rug on top of it to absorb more of the sound. If you can't afford a rug, you can go to a carpet store and purchase a remnant roll of carpet.
Cover your walls with a soft, thick material. You can use carpet squares that you find at carpet outlets. Nail or tack them individually to the walls from floor to ceiling to help absorb sound.
You can also use egg crate material. This can be found at any large department store in the bedding section. Be sure to cut the material into smaller sections before attaching it to the wall. This will ensure it isn't too heavy and will not fall down.
Roll up a towel and place it between the bottom of the door and the floor of the room. This will trap the sound in the room.
Cover your windows with thick curtains to absorb noise. Make sure your windows do not have cracks in them and that they are completely closed.
Cover any other hard surfaces in the room, such as desks or tables. Left alone, these surfaces act as a sounding board. Cover them with thick material. Check Goodwill and other thrift stores to find thick material or bed coverings that you can use to cover hard surfaces.
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