Learn a cool sixteenth-note groove played on the snare.
Learn a cool drum fill pattern based in 3 against sixteenth notes.
For this week's lesson we have got a cool sounding crossover drum beat around the kit.
In this lesson, learn a cool drum beat that uses syncopated hi-hat, snare and bass drum strokes.
This drum fill pattern plays the 6s and 3s against each other for a stand-out drum fill.
For This week's lesson I have stolen a couple of ideas from Green Day drummer Tre Cool. We will be combining the tom groove that pops up in 'American Idiot' and a sticking pattern from one of Tre's fills in 'Basket Case'. We will also explore a simple, but effective voicing pattern to give the fill a bit more variety and keep the listeners guessing. I hope you like it!
Learn a simple technique to spice up your beats.
In this drum lesson, learn a fill from the hit 90s song Californication. We'll also discuss the technique of using a drum beat as a drum fill.
In this week's lesson we have a crack at an awesome sounding linear rock drum fill using a combination of 16th and 32nd notes around the kit. Its a fun one!
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.
Here's a simple drum fill that sounds more difficult than it actually is.
Sometimes when you need a more energetic feel, alternating sixteenth-notes on the hi-hat are just the thing called for. They're twice the speed of the standard 8th note ostinato, making the beat feel full of energy.
Our 10th Friday Drum Fill Lesson focuses on the standard syncopated sixteenth note drum fill.
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.
Many drummers have experience with the famous pattern #33 in the Stick Control book. When you apply it to the drum set, splitting it between the hi-hat and snare, it creates a great groove. However, breaking the pattern up into smaller chunks or beginning the pattern in unusual places opens up many opportunities for creative, great-sounding beats.