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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Learn a technique used by Tico Torres in the song Livin on a Prayer by Bon Jovi.
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Learn a couple drum fills from the Aerosmith classic Walk This Way.
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For this week's lesson we have got a cool sounding half time groove with some linear elements. The aim of the groove is to help improve our ghost notes with the left hand and sound like a badass at the same time.
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Learn a technique used in I'm Yours by Jason Mraz. Plus, develop your three-level dynamics.

This tom-based-shuffle is heard during the verses of Elle King's hit-single, Ex's and Oh's.
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Learn the drum-intro fill plus a bonus fill from the song Basket Case by Green Day.
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For this week's lesson we have got a sweet tom groove using 16th notes. I have stolen the idea from Limp Bizkit's drummer John Otto and the groove he plays in the breakdown of the track 'Boiler'
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Learn the classic 8 bar drum break played by Roger Taylor in the song Under Pressure by Queen and David Bowie.
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Learn how Jeff Porcaro used a simple drum fill concept in the song Africa by Toto to carry it to the top of the charts.
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For this week's lesson we have got two 16th note sticking patterns between the kick, snare and ride cymbal that sound pretty damn cool when you mix them together. The end result is a Thomas Pridgen style drum lick that can sounds great when you chuck it into some 4/4 grooves.
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Learn a cool funk rock groove from the song Stressed Out and how to apply the hi-hat technique to your own grooves.
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Learn some creative 32nd note concepts used by Dawn Richardson in the hit What's Up? by 4 Non Blondes.
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For this week's lesson we have got a cool sounding linear drum fill that consists of five beats played over the bar line. We start on beat 4 of our groove and then move on to a subdivided sticking pattern played around the kit.
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Learn a cool technique used by Lars in the song Nothing Else Matters.
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Learn the grooves and hi-hat technique used throughout the first chorus of Mama Told Me Not To Come.

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