The full drum sheet music for Easy Lover by Phillip Bailey & Phil Collins from the album Chinese Wall (1984).
Learn a "cracking" little groove using a five-note sticking pattern (RLRRL) along with a six-note (RLRRLL) played between the snare and floor tom.
This week we are back on the practice pad with this fun four measure sequence that combines paradiddles and hertas.
We often find ourselves in a straight-8th-note rut when it comes to playing the hi-hat. Step out of the rut with these 8 beats featuring an "and" ostinato on the hi-hat.
Enjoy a collection of six drum beats using varying ghost stroke techniques to fill out the sound. After learning these, try adding ghost strokes to beats that already play. Note how the sound/feel of the groove changes.
The term "Skeleton," in drumming, refers to drum parts that use only the snare, bass, and cymbals. In other words, no toms or other drums are used. If you see a drum kit with only snare, bass, and cymbals, you could call it a skeleton setup (or skeleton kit).
The Walking foot pattern is a lot of fun to play and makes for a great drum solo concept. The term "walking" refers to the motion of your feet while playing the technique — right, left, right, left — like you're walking.
Watch as these percussionists move the crowd in NYC, featuring Jessie Caraballo's impressive speed, improvisation, and showmanship skills on the drums.
Dave Grohl gives his honest advice about how to become a successful musician. Caution, profanity.
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.
Learn a two-measure linear drum fill perfect for intermediate level drummers.
These exercises serve as a great workout for improving coordination, dexterity, and timing around the kit. They also make unique-sounding, punchy drum fills to use within your own playing.
This lesson sheet accompanies Alex Ribchester's video drum lesson. Check it out!
This lesson sheet accompanies Alex Ribchester's 219th video drum lesson. Learn some sweet licks and a drum fill.
This week's pad exercise is the last of the The Pad series and focuses on diddles.
This weekend is Halloween. It's only fitting that this week's pad exercise focuses on ghost strokes.