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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Epic Drum Fill & Solo Idea – Drum Lesson #237

For this week's lesson we have got an epic sounding drum fill that consists of a single rudiment - the 6 stoke roll. Using a couple of voicing ideas between the snare, kick and crash we can play some cool patterns that you might recognize from various drum solos.
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Drum Technique in a Bottle

Learn the tom-layering technique used by Stewart Copeland in the classic hit Message in a Bottle.
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Cool Funky Hip Hop Drum Beat – Intermediate Drum Lesson #236

For this week's lesson we have got a tricky little groove with a hip hop vibe. We start off with a cool 4/4 beat with some nice ghost notes and then layer an alternative hi hat ostinato over the top.
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Fill Techniques from The Ballad of Mona Lisa

Learn some great short fill and linear fill techniques like in the song The Ballad of Mona Lisa by Panic! at the Disco.
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Cool Rock, Pop Drum Fill – Intermediate

For this week's drum lesson we have got a nice little drum fill that can be played as either two bars or 16th or a single measure 32nd note drum fill. Using a combination of RLKK and RLRLKK and with some cool orchestrations this fill works well in rock, pop, or metal contexts.
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Borrowing Smooth Santana Beat

Learn a great rock and Latin fused drum beat from the song Smooth by Santana.
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Travis Barker – ‘Bored To Death’ Style Drum Beat – Drum Lesson #234

For this week's lesson we have got an ever so slightly varied version of the opening drum beat from the new Blink 182 track 'Bored To Death' with Travis Barker on drums. We will be playing solid 16th notes with the hands at a high tempo and so this will prove a great workout for those quick ghost notes.
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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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