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Advanced Drum Lick Idea

For this week's drum lesson we have got part 2 of our intermediate to advanced drum lick. If you can smoothly combine the idea from last week with this idea you have got yourself a sweet sounding, advanced 2 measure drum fill that includes a number of sticking patterns — including a cheeky little stepped hi-hat idea. I hope you enjoy it, and I would love to hear how you get on with it!

Intermediate to Advanced Drum Lick

Happy New Year drummers! For the first lesson of the year, we've got a two-part drum fill lesson for intermediate to advanced players.

Sextuplets With Accents Practice Pad Exercise

In this lesson, we take the sticks to the practice pad utilizing the six-stroke roll (R l l r r L) as well as some three-note sticking patterns (R l l, r r L).

Fast, Fun Intermediate Drum Beat

Learn a fun, fast groove perfect for intermediate drummers.

Tom Groove – Should I Stay or Should I Go

This lesson explores the tom groove used in Should I Stay or Should I Go, including some ideas for re-orchestrating the rhythm around the cymbals.

How To Play ‘Feeling This’ Intro – Blink 182 – Travis Barker

This lesson breaks down the intro groove to Feeling This by Blink 182. The drum beat is 'four bars of fun' and interesting sticking patterns some obvious influences from Led Zeppelin's John Bonham.

Funky Drum Beat On The Toms – Intermediate

This lesson explores a funky drum beat on the toms. Aimed at intermediate-level drummers, the groove consists of a single stroke sticking around the kit with some choked hi-hat stabs, sixteenth-note triplets, and some thirty-second notes.

Epic Groove With Latin Roots

For this week's lesson we have got a great sounding two measure groove with a latin style feel to it. The beat has a very percussive vibe, with the left hand moving swiftly between the snare, hats and high tom, while the right had plays between the bell and the ride with 8th notes.

A Quick, Fun Linear Drum Lick

Combining 32nd notes and 16th notes, in this lesson we'll create a fun, linear drum fill great for any level of player.

Sick Drum Beat – Rock, Funk, Pop

This lesson explores a cracking two-measure drum beat with a kick and hi-hat "3 over 4" pattern and the classic 2, 4 backbeat.

Tasty Intermediate Drum Lick

This lesson explore a single-measure drum fill aimed at intermediate level drummers. This sweet drum lick incorporates a herta sticking pattern, choked hi-hats and some solid sixteenth notes. It's a great drum fill for a one bar show off break.

Killer Paradiddle Groove and Drum Lick

Learn a great two-measure lick made up of paradiddle-style sticking patterns.

Fun Polyrhythmic Independence Exercise – 3 over 4

Learn a cool 3 over 4 polyrhythmic independence exercise to have some fun with.

Drum Fill and Beat Techniques from Run

This drum lesson explores a couple of drum fills and grooves from the song Run by Foo Fighters, as well as some ways to incorporate the techniques into your own playing.

Flamtastic Practice Pad Exercise

For this week's lesson I have put together an 8 measure practice pad sequence that utilizes the flam in a number of different ways. There are three sticking patterns to practice that include the flam tap, flam triplets, etc. As well as the practice pad, the sequence will also sound great when played on the drum kit.