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.
In this weeks lesson we have got a similar groove to the one that is used in 'Just Like This' by Limp Bizkit, drummed by John Otto. I have made a small tweak to the hi hat pattern to funk it up a bit...
For this week's lesson we have got a cool intermediate level drum fill using 16th note triplets broken up by some 8th notes to give the fill a syncopated vibe while at the same time orchestrating the lick around the kit.
For this week's lesson we have got a great little tom groove made up of single stroke 16th notes and accents played on the toms with 1/4 note pulse being provided by the kick. You get some nice interplay between the kick and the accents and sounds great when you add the hi hat foot in there as well.
For this week's lesson we have got a sweet sounding drum lick using paradiddles and inverted paradiddles.
In this week's drum lesson we have got a fun up-tempo drum beat and fill on the snare. The groove is simple single strokes with accents, and the fill is the 6 stroke roll both played with a pumping kick drum on beats 1,2,3 and 4.
For this week's lesson we have got a fun two bar drum fill using solid 16th notes.
In this week's lesson we have got a Steve Gadd inspired drum lick with a paradiddle style sticking pattern.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
In this week's drum lesson we take a look at a cool sounding rock groove on the toms.
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.