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.
For this week's lesson we have got a sweet tom groove using single stroke sextuplets. Enough said.
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.
Learn some of the classic tom fills from the song Down Under by Men at Work.
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.
Charlie Watts uses simple yet powerful fills in Gimme Shelter. In this lesson, learn his technique and ways to easily make it your own.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This lesson presents an 8 measure exercise with a call & response concept. Essentially we have got a series of 2 bar phrases in which the first measure is always the same groove, followed by a different kick, snare pattern as a response. This is a great way of adding musicality to you grooves and some cool ideas for new drummers.
Learn the tom-layering technique used by Stewart Copeland in the classic hit Message in a Bottle.