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 POP-ROCK DRUM BEAT ON THE TOMS

This week's lesson takes it to the toms with a fun, pop-rock-sounding drum beat. The kick pumps away on each quarter note while the hands move around the kit with some syncopated tom work.
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TOTALLY EPIC PUNK ROCK DRUM FILL

Learn a simple, but cool-sounding , drum fill that is intended to be played at a high tempo (ala Travis Barker) and sounds great in rock or punk styles of music.
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KILLER ADVANCED DRUM BEAT

For this week's lesson we have got an advanced two measure groove that will help you improve you double stroke, kicks and ghost notes. The right hand plays quarter notes on the hi hat, crash etc while the kick and snare play combinations of 16th notes in a funk, metal, or rock context.
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TOTALLY EPIC BEATS – 4 BARS OF FUN

For this week's lesson we have got the return of '4 Bars Of Fun' in which we work on a new idea/concept in the form of a 4 measure sequence.
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TOTALLY EPIC DRUM FILL – PART 2

For this week's lesson we have got a continuation of last week's epic two measure drum fill that includes a more tricky first measure.
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TOTALLY EPIC DRUM FILL!

For this week's lesson we have got a Christmas cracker of a drum fill. Check it out!
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AWESOME DRUM SOLO/EXERCISE IDEA – PARADIDDLES

For this week's lesson we have got a cool double paradiddle exercise between the crashes, snare and kick drum that works great as part of your practice regime or part of a solo routine.
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EPIC DRUM FILL – 16TH NOTE TRIPLETS

For this week's lesson we have got another cracking little drum fill around the kit using 16th note triplets. The sticking is RLRKRLRKK x2 followed by RLRKRL.
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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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