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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In this week's lesson we have got a Steve Gadd inspired drum lick with a paradiddle style sticking pattern.
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In this week's lesson we have got a fun little beat with some ghost notes and displaced snare accents orchestrated around the kit using the ride, bell, toms and both feet. This is a fun example of how to develop a groove from the usual kick, snare and hi hat into something a little more interesting.
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In this week's drum lesson we have got a fun and fast hand speed workout using a couple of 16th note triplet patterns around the kit. This is a great exercise for improving hand speed and can also be used as a drum fill or drum solo idea.
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In this week's lesson we have got a cool drum fill in the style of Travis Barker. The fill combines single strokes and kicks played as 16th notes subdivided into two groups of 6 and a group of 4. Enjoy!
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In this week's lesson we have got a nice little workout for your left hand (assuming you are right handed...) The idea is to cram as many ghost notes into the groove as possible while maintaining a steady groove at the same time. Below is a breakdown of beats 1&2, beats 3&4 with each alternative ending and finally the two bar loop played on the ride cymbal with the right hand shifting between the bell and the ride.
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In the week's lesson, we have got a sweet and simple linear groove and drum fill. If this is your introduction to linear drumming, this is a really cool one to start with. When you get the sticking down you can play both ideas all over the kit!
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In this week's drum lesson we take a look at a cool sounding rock groove on the toms. The beat includes some displaced snare hits, some 32nd note double kicks and stepped hi hats. It is a lot of fun to play and works great with other rock or metal grooves. Enjoy!
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In this week's lesson we have got a sweet linear(ish) drum beat between the bell of the ride cymbal and the hi hat. The groove consists of double strokes, 32nd and 16th notes.
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In this week's lesson we have got a cool linear rock drum fill in 4/4. The sticking is RLRLKKRL repeated. It is a simple pattern that can be used really effectively when orchestrated around the kit at a high tempo. Enjoy!
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In this week's lesson we have got a nice little exercise for those of you looking to practice and play accents on the hi hat. We will start off with a basic 16th note drum beat and shift the accent along by a single 16th note every other bar. This is a great way for training your weaker hand to play dynamically and independently.
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In this week's lesson we have got a great sounding linear drum fill that combines three different sticking patterns, using 32nd notes and 16th note triplets. good luck with this one, it's quite hard!
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In this week's lesson we have got a great little workout for anyone looking to strengthen their right foot and improve their left hand doubles and ghost notes. Each groove is made up of paradiddle variations between the right foot and the left hand played as 16th notes with 1/4 notes being played wit the right hand. This exercise also works well for improving you independence.
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In this week's lesson we have got a cool single measure drum fill using hertas, single strokes and some RLK's. This works great when played in a 4/4 Rock context.
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In this week's lesson we have got a sweet sounding cross stick groove with some linear elements and a cool herta sticking pattern on beat 2. We also so have a little bonus drum fill to go with it. Enjoy!
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In this week's lesson we have got a great little drum fill that consists of flams and solid 16th notes, subdivided into two groups of 6 and a single group of 4 played around the kit. Enjoy.

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