For this week's lesson we have got a continuation of last week's epic two measure drum fill that includes a more tricky first measure.

Steve Smith – On Green Dolphin Street

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.

Travis Barker Latin Drum Beat – ‘Dysentery Gary’

For this week's drum lesson we return to the track 'Dysentery Gary', an early Blink 182 track with a cracking little latin groove in the pre-chorus. The groove has an up tempo bossa nova vibe, with right hand alternating between the bell and the ride, and the right foot playing the classic samba pattern.

Funky (almost) Linear Drum Beat – Drum Lesson #238

For this week's lesson we have got a sweet 2 measure drum beat played predominantly on the hi hats. With a combination of accents, a stepped hi hat, and an almost completely linear sticking pattern, we get a cool half time funky groove.

Fun with the Herlin Riley Polyrhythm

This week we explore the concept of polyrhythms by examining Herlin Riley's techniques.

Another Fun 32nd Note Drum Fill

For this week's lesson, we have got a cool 32nd note drum fill comprised of two sweet licks. The fist pattern is an idea I got from a gospel chops video, followed by another cool solid 16th note idea.

Roger Taylor Drum Solo – Explained

Learn the classic 8 bar drum break played by Roger Taylor in the song Under Pressure by Queen and David Bowie.

2 Bar 16th Note Triplet Drum Fill

For this week's lesson we have got a sexy, over the top two measure sextuplet/16th note triplet drum fill combining a number of various sticking patterns around the kit. Enjoy!

The Groove

We've all got that go-to beat that we play first every time we sit down at the kit. Here's my most recent go-to beat.

Two Bar Funky Linear Groove

For this week's lesson we have got a two measure linear groove with a fun and funky vibe. It can be quite tricky, but when you get the sticking down, you can come up with some awesome sounding orchestrations.

An Over The Top Drum Fill

For this week's lesson we have got a fun 2 measure drum fill as 16th notes or a tough single measure 32nd note lick.

Cool Tom and Snare Groove

Tom grooves are cool. They can sound powerful, tribal, happy, you name it. This is a syncopated tom groove that was built by orchestrating a regular drum beat to the tom and snare.

Tough, Swinging Latin Groove

How to play the drums. For this week's lesson we have got a solid 16th note varied sticking pattern played the hands while our feet play a simple 8th note ostinato underneath.

Fun 2 Measure Drum Fill

For this week's lesson we have got a fun two bar drum fill using solid 16th notes.

Advanced Linear Drum Fill

In this week's lesson we have got a great sounding linear drum fill that combines three different sticking patterns, using 32nd notes and 16th note triplets. good luck with this one, it's quite hard!




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