Drum Lessons

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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Another Sweet & Simple Drum Lesson

Learn this slick, almost-linear drum fill pattern. Start it on beat 1, beat 3 or flip it around. Have fun experimenting with this pattern!
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Cool Ghost Note Workout Groove – Drum Lesson #221

For this week's lesson we have got a cool sounding half time groove with some linear elements. The aim of the groove is to help improve our ghost notes with the left hand and sound like a badass at the same time.
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Cool 16th Note Tom Groove

For this week's lesson we have got a sweet tom groove using 16th notes. I have stolen the idea from Limp Bizkit's drummer John Otto and the groove he plays in the breakdown of the track 'Boiler'
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2 Sticking Patterns – 1 Epic Drum Lick

For this week's lesson we have got two 16th note sticking patterns between the kick, snare and ride cymbal that sound pretty damn cool when you mix them together. The end result is a Thomas Pridgen style drum lick that can sounds great when you chuck it into some 4/4 grooves.
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Fun 5 Beat Linear Drum Fill

For this week's lesson we have got a cool sounding linear drum fill that consists of five beats played over the bar line. We start on beat 4 of our groove and then move on to a subdivided sticking pattern played around the kit.

A Quick Fun Drum Fill

For this week's lesson we have got a nice single measure fill combing two of my favourite sticking patterns, a cool sextuplet idea and some bonham style hertas.
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Cool Tom Groove – Beginner/Intermediate

For this week's lesson we have got a cracking little indie, pop rock groove that can be approached by both beginner and intermediate level players.
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Intermediate 2 Bar Drum Fill

For this week's lesson we have got another 2 bar drum fill that combines a number of varied sticking patterns, choked hi hats and a couple of 32nd notes chucked in there for good measure. Each half of this fill can also be used individually as a one bar lick.
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2 Bar 16th Note Triplet Drum Fill

For this week's lesson we have got a sexy, over the top two measure sextuplet/16th note triplet drum fill combining a number of various sticking patterns around the kit. Enjoy!
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Fun Crossover Drum Beat

For this week's lesson we have got a cool sounding crossover drum beat around the kit.
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Tom Groove & Drum Fill

For This week's lesson I have stolen a couple of ideas from Green Day drummer Tre Cool. We will be combining the tom groove that pops up in 'American Idiot' and a sticking pattern from one of Tre's fills in 'Basket Case'. We will also explore a simple, but effective voicing pattern to give the fill a bit more variety and keep the listeners guessing. I hope you like it!
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Rock’n Linear Drum Fill!

In this week's lesson we have a crack at an awesome sounding linear rock drum fill using a combination of 16th and 32nd notes around the kit. Its a fun one!
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Two Bar Funky Linear Groove

For this week's lesson we have got a two measure linear groove with a fun and funky vibe. It can be quite tricky, but when you get the sticking down, you can come up with some awesome sounding orchestrations.

An Over The Top Drum Fill

For this week's lesson we have got a fun 2 measure drum fill as 16th notes or a tough single measure 32nd note lick.
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Tough, Swinging Latin Groove

How to play the drums. For this week's lesson we have got a solid 16th note varied sticking pattern played the hands while our feet play a simple 8th note ostinato underneath.

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