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EPIC POP-ROCK DRUM BEAT ON THE TOMS

This week's lesson takes it to the toms with a fun, pop-rock-sounding drum beat. The kick pumps away on each quarter note while the hands move around the kit with some syncopated tom work.
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TOTALLY EPIC BEATS – 4 BARS OF FUN

For this week's lesson we have got the return of '4 Bars Of Fun' in which we work on a new idea/concept in the form of a 4 measure sequence.
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Four Drum Fills to Start the New Year

Throughout 2016, our lessons teaching drum fills and drum fill concepts remained very popular. So, we figured we'd start off 2017 with a few drum fill ideas and a simple technique for re-orchestrating drum fills around the toms to create a melodic layer.
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EPIC ROCK TOM GROOVE

For this week's lesson we have got a sweet tom groove using single stroke sextuplets. Enough said.
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Don’t Be Afraid. They’re Only Skeleton Fills.

Skeleton fills are a fun technique to explore. In this lesson, learn what a skeleton fill is, and enjoy a few examples to get you started.
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Drum Fills from Down Under

Learn some of the classic tom fills from the song Down Under by Men at Work.
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FUN PRACTICE PAD WORKOUT – 5 STROKE ROLLS

For this week's lesson we have got a fun exercise for the practice pad. The focus of the lesson is on trying to improve your weaker hand by alternating the lead with a couple of 5 stroke roll sticking patterns.
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Simple Power Fills – Charlie Watts Style

Charlie Watts uses simple yet powerful fills in Gimme Shelter. In this lesson, learn his technique and ways to easily make it your own.
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4 COOL DRUM BEATS FOR BEGINNERS

For this week's lesson we have got a little sample of my recently released quick start guide to playing drums. We will be learning 4 measures from the 40 Bars Of Fun Section. I hope you enjoy.
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COOL ROCK, POP, DANCE DRUM BEAT – BEGINNER (ISH)

For this week's lesson we have got classic 4 on the floor groove with some linear elements. It is a two measure phrase which works great in a rock and pop context with a dance feel to it. As a bit of a bonus, we also move it around the toms to rock it up even further. This lesson is aimed at drummers between beginner and intermediate level.
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AWESOME DRUM FILL FOR BEGINNERS

For this week's lesson we steal a page out of John Bonham's book and play a combination of 16th notes for beats 1 and 2 and then 16th note triplets for beats 3 and 4. We start off the lesson by learning the basic rhythm before chucking it around the kit for both a cool looking and sounding drum fill.
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What Is 3/8?

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.
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What Is 7/8?

Learn how to play in 7/8 time and some great techniques to keep your drumming brain sharp.
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Third Sixteenth Technique

Check out this technique used in the outro of the song Hey Man Nice Shot as well as some variations of the pattern.
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Simple, Head-turning Drum Fill

Learn an easy-to-play drum fill that sounds more difficult than it is.

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