Learn a "cracking" little groove using a five-note sticking pattern (RLRRL) along with a six-note (RLRRLL) played between the snare and floor tom.
This week we are back on the practice pad with this fun four measure sequence that combines paradiddles and hertas.
This lesson explores 5 great drum fills simple enough for a newer player but slick enough for everyone to enjoy.
This tom groove consists of single-stroke sixteenth notes with accents between the floor, high tom, and hi-hats. The kick maintains a four-on-the-floor pulse creating a nice interplay with the accents.
Learn a two-measure linear drum fill perfect for intermediate level drummers.
These exercises serve as a great workout for improving coordination, dexterity, and timing around the kit. They also make unique-sounding, punchy drum fills to use within your own playing.
For this week's lesson we are breaking down the core groove from Blink 182's 'I Miss You' from their self titled album.
Each of the fills below share a basic, accented sixteenth-note pattern. Accents are played every third sixteenth note. In fills 1 through 3, the accents begin on beat 1. Fills 4 through 6 begin the accent pattern on the "&" of beat 1.
Learn a fun solo idea inspired by Led Zeppelin's ferocious drummer, John Bonham.
This lesson extends last week's lesson called Exploring The & Ah.
This lesson explores adding a syncopated crash on the "&" of beat 4.
For this week's drum lesson we have got part 2 of our intermediate to advanced drum lick. If you can smoothly combine the idea from last week with this idea you have got yourself a sweet sounding, advanced 2 measure drum fill that includes a number of sticking patterns — including a cheeky little stepped hi-hat idea. I hope you enjoy it, and I would love to hear how you get on with it!
Happy New Year drummers! For the first lesson of the year, we've got a two-part drum fill lesson for intermediate to advanced players.
This lesson takes a look at the verse and chorus and drum beats from the 90s Indie Rock classic Song 2 by Blur.
The lesson takes a step back from the traditional format and explores the intricacies of music notation strategies. Learn the most preferred voice grouping techniques for the cleanest and clearest music notation.