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.
Learn some great short fill and linear fill techniques like in the song The Ballad of Mona Lisa by Panic! at the Disco.
Learn a great rock and Latin fused drum beat from the song Smooth by Santana.
Learn the half-time techniques used in the song The Hills by The Weeknd.
Learn a 32nd note hi-hat technique used in the song Ride by Twenty One Pilots.
Learn the intro and main verse beat used by Bob Burns in the song Simple Man.
Learn the main groove used by Will Champion in the song Adventure of a Lifetime.
Learn a drum set warm-up designed to get a fuller range of motion.
Pick Withers uses a unique drum fill technique throughout the song Sultans of Swing. The most common fills we play are full or partial measure and end with a crash on beat 1. Sometimes, the fill is extended into the next measure, and the fill ends with a crash after beat 1.
This week we explore the concept of polyrhythms by examining Herlin Riley's techniques.
Learn the groove and technique used by Danny Carey throughout the intro and verses of Sober by Tool.
Learn the main groove from the song Demons by Imagine Dragons and some ideas for exploring the technique.