Drum Lessons

Enjoy our collection of over 500 free drum lessons, including free lesson notation printouts. We add new drum lessons every Monday and Thursday designed to inspire your creativity and to help you develop your skills as a drummer.

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EPIC ROCK TOM GROOVE

For this week's lesson we have got a sweet tom groove using single stroke sextuplets. Enough said.
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Killer Drum Fill Ending on Beat 4

Enjoy a cracking little fill that finishes with a big whack on the snare on beat 4, creating a nice dramatic pause before returning to the groove. The sticking is a nice and simple RLRLKK played as 16th-note triplets orchestrated around the kit.

Awesome Drum Beat – Passenger – Deftones

For this week's lesson we have a crack at one of my favorite drum beats from one of my favorite bands - Passenger By Deftones. The groove is made up of single stroke 16th notes with some tasty accents on the hi-hat throughout the groove to give it an awesome feel.
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EPIC DRUM BEAT ON THE SNARE

Learn a funky little two-measure groove played between the kick and snare using single strokes, double strokes and accents. The lesson starts with the basic hand pattern before adding the kicks. We'll also explore some alternative ideas for playing the pattern including the hi-hat.
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5/4 Drum Beats, Cool Ideas To Get You Started – Drum Lesson #255

Taking a look at playing in the 5/4 odd time signature, Alex Ribchester teaches how to incorporate some of the feel of 4/4 time by simply adding one extra beat of groove to the end of the bar.
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ANOTHER FUN INTERMEDIATE DRUM FILL

For this week's lesson we have got another fun drum fill with choked hi hats and some crossover sticking for intermediate level players.
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FUN PRACTICE PAD WORKOUT – 5 STROKE ROLLS

For this week's lesson we have got a fun exercise for the practice pad. The focus of the lesson is on trying to improve your weaker hand by alternating the lead with a couple of 5 stroke roll sticking patterns.
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EPIC INTERMEDIATE DRUM FILL

For this week's lesson we have got a cracking little drum fill using a combination of sextuplet sticking patterns for intermediate level drummers.
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4 COOL DRUM BEATS FOR BEGINNERS

For this week's lesson we have got a little sample of my recently released quick start guide to playing drums. We will be learning 4 measures from the 40 Bars Of Fun Section. I hope you enjoy.
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COOL ROCK, POP, DANCE DRUM BEAT – BEGINNER (ISH)

For this week's lesson we have got classic 4 on the floor groove with some linear elements. It is a two measure phrase which works great in a rock and pop context with a dance feel to it. As a bit of a bonus, we also move it around the toms to rock it up even further. This lesson is aimed at drummers between beginner and intermediate level.
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AWESOME DRUM FILL FOR BEGINNERS

For this week's lesson we steal a page out of John Bonham's book and play a combination of 16th notes for beats 1 and 2 and then 16th note triplets for beats 3 and 4. We start off the lesson by learning the basic rhythm before chucking it around the kit for both a cool looking and sounding drum fill.
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Cool Rock Beat on the Toms

For this week's lesson we have got a great sounding tom groove this is much trickier to play than it sounds. The left hand is playing the 1/4 notes between rack and snare while we have a nice bit of syncopation going on with the right hand on the floor tom. The groove has got a punk, rock feel to it and sounds best when played at high tempos.
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COOL, FUN DRUM FILL IDEA & ORCHESTRATION

For this week's lesson we start off with a 16th note sticking pattern between the hands and foot on the kick and snare and spice it up by orchestrating the idea around the kit for a cool sounding single measure drum fill.
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Cool Paradiddle Practice Pad Exercise

For this week's lesson we have got a fun little paradiddle workout on the practice pad. The exercise consists of 3 sticking patterns in which we add two extra notes, one of them being an accent after every sequence to give us a fun and unique way to create equality between the hands.
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Cool Intermediate Sextuplet Drum Fill

For this week's lesson we have a got a cool 16th note triplet fill between the kick, snare and floor tom. Sounds great at a number of different tempos and has a nice swing to it.

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