Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper

The full drum sheet music for Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper from the album She's So Unusual (1983).

Sad But True – Metallica

The full drum sheet music for Sad But True by Metallica from the album Metallica (1991).

Paint It Black – The Rolling Stones

The full drum sheet music for Paint It Black by The Rolling Stones from the album Aftermath (1966).
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A Short But Sweet 32nd Note Drum Fill

Learn a short 32nd note drum fill over beats 1 & 2 and ending on beat 3 with a big fat snare hit. Beat 4 is rested. The idea is to create tension via a fast drum fill followed by a dramatic pause before returning to our groove.
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Awesome Independence Exercise – Grooves

This lesson explores one of my favorite exercises/warm-ups. This groove is a great way to work on your ghost strokes and double kicks. With all four limbs playing different patterns, it's an awesome independence workout, as well.
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Five Essential Intermediate Drum Fills

This lesson explores five cracking drum fills, all of which have featured in some of the world's greatest rock tracks. Each of these sticking patterns include the kick drum, which is the main focus for these intermediate level drum licks.

Unique Crash Placements in “Down-the-Tom” Fills

Accenting the down-the-tom fills with crashes brings a new flavor to the classic fill technique. These four drum fill examples feature the bass drum along with each crash. The audio example plays each fill one time before moving on.

Stickin’ with the Bass – Drum Beats

Enjoy 8 grooves that feature an additional hi-hat stroke each time the bass drum is played on an "e" or "ah."

Four-on-the-Floor Drum Beats

The four-on-the-floor phrase is a catchy way to describe drum beats that feature the bass drum on beats 1, 2, 3, and 4. This bass pattern is often used in dance music, pop, rock, funk, and any song that benefits from a driving feel.

Six Two-Bar Rock Grooves

These six rock grooves use a two-bar repeating pattern. The beginning grooves are simpler and become more complex throughout.
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Jessie Caraballo Brings the Show

Watch as these percussionists move the crowd in NYC, featuring Jessie Caraballo's impressive speed, improvisation, and showmanship skills on the drums.
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Dave Grohl – Advice On Being a Successful Musician

Dave Grohl gives his honest advice about how to become a successful musician. Caution, profanity.
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Mark Guiliana – Making Acoustic Drums Sound Electronic

Turning the tables: drummer and composer Mark Guiliana (Brad Mehldau, David Bowie, Meshell Ndegeocello) walks us through a some tips and tricks for emulating drum samples on an acoustic set. From preparing the snare drum with a cymbal to deadening the floor tom with a cut-out head; these are just a couple of ideas to inspire you to create new sounds with your acoustic set.

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A Short But Sweet 32nd Note Drum Fill

Learn a short 32nd note drum fill over beats 1 & 2 and ending on beat 3 with a big fat snare hit. Beat 4 is rested. The idea is to create tension via a fast drum fill followed by a dramatic pause before returning to our groove.
video

Five Essential Intermediate Drum Fills

This lesson explores five cracking drum fills, all of which have featured in some of the world's greatest rock tracks. Each of these sticking patterns include the kick drum, which is the main focus for these intermediate level drum licks.
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Rock & Pop Drum Fill – Intermediate Level

Learn a two-measure drum fill for intermediate level drummers. The fill is meant to be played at high tempos in a rock or pop context. The pattern is predominantly between the kick, snare, and hi-hat with choked hi-hats occurring throughout.

Cool Sixteenth-Note Tom Groove – PDF

This lesson sheet accompanies Alex Ribchester's video drum lesson. Check it out!

2 Sticking Patterns – 1 Epic Drum Lick PDF

This lesson sheet accompanies Alex Ribchester's 219th video drum lesson. Learn some sweet licks and a drum fill.

Fun 5 Beat Linear Drum Fill – PDF

This week, Alex brings us some popping linear fills. Be sure to watch the accompanying video lesson and demonstration in the link below.

The Pad – Exercise 10 – The Diddles

This week's pad exercise is the last of the The Pad series and focuses on diddles.

The Pad – Exercise 9: Ghosts

This weekend is Halloween. It's only fitting that this week's pad exercise focuses on ghost strokes.

The Pad – Exercise 8: Toughing Through The 5s

Quintuplets (groups of 5 notes) can be tough to evenly space in a beat. This exercise focuses on the 5s.

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