Sugar – Maroon 5

The full drum sheet music for Sugar by Maroon 5 from the album V (2014).

Easy Lover – Phillip Bailey & Phil Collins

The full drum sheet music for Easy Lover by Phillip Bailey & Phil Collins from the album Chinese Wall (1984).

The Last of the Real Ones – Fall Out Boy

The full drum sheet music for The Last of the Real Ones by Fall Out Boy from the album MA N I A (2017).

This Groove’s Got Groove

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.

Fun 4 Bar Paradiddle – Herta Practice Pad Exercise

This week we are back on the practice pad with this fun four measure sequence that combines paradiddles and hertas.

5 Great Beginner Drum Fills

This lesson explores 5 great drum fills simple enough for a newer player but slick enough for everyone to enjoy.

Rockin’ the Ands

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.

Six Ghostly Beats

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.

Six Linear “Skeleton” Drum Fills

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).

Twelve “Walking” Beats & Fills

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.

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.

Dave Grohl – Advice On Being a Successful Musician

Dave Grohl gives his honest advice about how to become a successful musician. Caution, profanity.

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.



5 Great Beginner Drum Fills

This lesson explores 5 great drum fills simple enough for a newer player but slick enough for everyone to enjoy.

Tasty Intermediate Drum Fill

Learn a two-measure linear drum fill perfect for intermediate level drummers.

Sixteenth-Note Triplet Fills and Exercises

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.

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.