Bang Bang is featured on Green Day's latest album Revolution Radio. This lesson explores the upbeat tom groove intro and punk, headbanging classic beat.
Jen Ledger uses a clever mixture of syncopation and power in her drum part on Stars. In this lesson, learn a few fills and grooves from the song and some ideas for incorporating them into your playing.
Learn an uncharacteristically laid-back Chad Smith lick used in the Chili Pepper song We Turn Red.
Steve Smith brings the Latin flavor to On Green Dolphin Street. Learn this great groove that keeps you moving around the kit in a fresh way.
This lesson explores counting and playing 5/8 time as well as some ideas for incorporating 5/8 within common time and 6/8 grooves.
This lesson explores how to count and play in the 3/8 time signature as well as some slick applications for incorporating 3/8 within common time and 6/8 grooves.
Learn how to play in 7/8 time and some great techniques to keep your drumming brain sharp.
Learn the intro groove from the hit Blink 182 song Bored To Death and some ways to orchestrate the pattern around the kit.
Check out this technique used in the outro of the song Hey Man Nice Shot as well as some variations of the pattern.
Learn an easy-to-play drum fill that sounds more difficult than it is.
Learn a unique sounding, syncopated drum fill based on the Swiss Army Triplet sticking pattern.
One of my favorite go-to warm-ups, this pattern can also double as a slick technique to use within your drum beats.
Learn the techniques that Barker borrowed from John Bonham and the creative way he incorporated them into the groove for Feeling This.
Tribal-esque grooves are a great way to add a mysterious layer of anticipation to a song. In this lesson, learn how this technique was used in Like Suicide by Soundgarden and some techniques for creating your own tribal-sounding grooves.
Learn the tom-layering technique used by Stewart Copeland in the classic hit Message in a Bottle.