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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Sweet Sextuplet Drum Fill – Drum Lesson

In this week's drum lesson we have got a sick sounding sextuplet drum fill that explores some of the many treats that the six stroke roll has to offer. The entire fill is played between the kick snare and hi hat, but can be played creatively around the kit.
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Epic 12/8 (or 6/8) Drum Beat & Drum Fill For Beginners & Intermediates

For this week's drum lesson we have got a cracking 12/8 groove and fill for beginner to intermediate level players. The faster you play it the harder it becomes. However, this combo of beat and lick will sound great at almost any tempo.
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Another Fun 2 Bar Drum Fill – Intermediate – Advanced level

For this week's lesson we have got another fun two measure dum fill using 16th notes around the kit. Intermediate to advanced level.
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Developing A Drum Beat – Beginner Up To Intermediate

For this week's lesson we start off with a nice beginner groove and over a number of phases, adding extra kicks and ghost notes, we develop it into a sweet intermediate level beat.
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Epic Intermediate Tom Groove

For this week's lesson we have got an awesome sounding tom groove that we build from the ground up, starting with a relatively simple sticking pattern between the kick snare and hi hat.
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Intermediate Groove & Drum Fill

For this week's lesson we have got a cool groove and drum fill for intermediate level players. The beat has got a displaced snare on the 'a' of beat 1, giving it a cool feel, and the fill is made up of hertas and 32nd notes.
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Cool Rock, Pop, Hip Hop Drum Beat

For this week's lesson we have got a cool 2 measure drum beat played predominantly on the snare drum with the hands occasionally hitting the hi hat with or without a kick. The aim is to improve our left hand and right foot coordination and avoid playing flams between the kick and hats.
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Another Fun 32nd Note Drum Fill

For this week's lesson, we have got a cool 32nd note drum fill comprised of two sweet licks. The fist pattern is an idea I got from a gospel chops video, followed by another cool solid 16th note idea.
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Travis Barker Crossover Drum Fill

For this weeks lesson we have got a Travis barker crossover drum fill. We start off with a crossover 6 note phrase between the kick, floor tom and hi hat and finish off with a run around the toms.
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Cool Tom Groove – Paradiddle-diddles

For this week's lesson we have got a cool tom groove using the paradiddle-diddle rudiment as 16th note triplets.
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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.

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