Drum Lessons

Drum Lessons

Enjoy our collection of over 500 free drum lessons, including free lesson notation printouts. We add new drum lessons every Monday and Thursday designed to inspire your creativity and to help you develop your skills as a drummer.

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Half-time in The Hills

Learn the half-time techniques used in the song The Hills by The Weeknd.
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Sweet Sextuplet Drum Fill – Drum Lesson

In this week's drum lesson we have got a sick sounding sextuplet drum fill that explores some of the many treats that the six stroke roll has to offer. The entire fill is played between the kick snare and hi hat, but can be played creatively around the kit.
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Techniques From Ride by Twenty One Pilots

Learn a 32nd note hi-hat technique used in the song Ride by Twenty One Pilots.
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Epic 12/8 (or 6/8) Drum Beat & Drum Fill For Beginners & Intermediates

For this week's drum lesson we have got a cracking 12/8 groove and fill for beginner to intermediate level players. The faster you play it the harder it becomes. However, this combo of beat and lick will sound great at almost any tempo.
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Simple Man – Intro & Verse Beat

Learn the intro and main verse beat used by Bob Burns in the song Simple Man.
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Another Fun 2 Bar Drum Fill – Intermediate – Advanced level

For this week's lesson we have got another fun two measure dum fill using 16th notes around the kit. Intermediate to advanced level.
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Adventure of a Lifetime – Coldplay – Groove

Learn the main groove used by Will Champion in the song Adventure of a Lifetime.
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Developing A Drum Beat – Beginner Up To Intermediate

For this week's lesson we start off with a nice beginner groove and over a number of phases, adding extra kicks and ghost notes, we develop it into a sweet intermediate level beat.
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Fuller Motion Drum Set Warm-up

Learn a drum set warm-up designed to get a fuller range of motion.
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A Unique Pick Withers Drum Fill Technique

Pick Withers uses a unique drum fill technique throughout the song Sultans of Swing. The most common fills we play are full or partial measure and end with a crash on beat 1. Sometimes, the fill is extended into the next measure, and the fill ends with a crash after beat 1.
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Epic Intermediate Tom Groove

For this week's lesson we have got an awesome sounding tom groove that we build from the ground up, starting with a relatively simple sticking pattern between the kick snare and hi hat.
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Fun with the Herlin Riley Polyrhythm

This week we explore the concept of polyrhythms by examining Herlin Riley's techniques.
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Intermediate Groove & Drum Fill

For this week's lesson we have got a cool groove and drum fill for intermediate level players. The beat has got a displaced snare on the 'a' of beat 1, giving it a cool feel, and the fill is made up of hertas and 32nd notes.
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Sober’s Verse Groove Technique

Learn the groove and technique used by Danny Carey throughout the intro and verses of Sober by Tool.
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Cool Rock, Pop, Hip Hop Drum Beat

For this week's lesson we have got a cool 2 measure drum beat played predominantly on the snare drum with the hands occasionally hitting the hi hat with or without a kick. The aim is to improve our left hand and right foot coordination and avoid playing flams between the kick and hats.

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