Latest Drum Lessons

Starter Grooves and Drum Fills

This lesson shares some good sounding drum beats and fills designed to keep beginner to intermediate level drummers motivated (and sounding cool).

Ghost Note Workout Groove

In this week's lesson we have got a nice little workout for your left hand (assuming you are right handed...) The idea is to cram as many ghost notes into...

Double Hi-Hat Technique

This lesson focuses on playing the hi-hat with both the stick and the foot pedal at the same time, a technique that Chad Smith often uses. The grooves in this...

Cool Rock Tom Groove

In this week's drum lesson we take a look at a cool sounding rock groove on the toms. The beat includes some displaced snare hits, some 32nd note double kicks...

The E’s and Ah’s of Drum Fills

Putting a strong emphasis on the syncopated strokes (i.e. the “E” and “Ah”) in a drum fill gives the fill a … well, more syncopated feel. Beyond that, it makes...

Here Comes The Half-Time

You may not be familiar with the technical term half-time, but you probably have already recognized the unique feel of a half-time groove. Think of the songs Fool in the...

Cool Linear Rock Drum Fill

In this week's lesson we have got a cool linear rock drum fill in 4/4. The sticking is RLRLKKRL repeated. It is a simple pattern that can be used really...