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Another Epic Tom Groove

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.
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A Fun, Bonham-Style Drum Solo Exercise

Learn a fun solo idea inspired by Led Zeppelin's ferocious drummer, John Bonham.
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Exploring the “& ah”

This lesson explores adding a syncopated crash on the "&" of beat 4.
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Intermediate to Advanced Drum Lick

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.
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How To Play ‘Song 2’ By Blur

This lesson takes a look at the verse and chorus and drum beats from the 90s Indie Rock classic Song 2 by Blur.
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Steve Gadd Inspired Drum Beat

Inspired by Steve Gadd's unique drumming style, this lesson explores a sweet two-measure groove with some 32nd-note double stroke combinations between the hands and feet.
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Fast, Fun Intermediate Drum Beat

Learn a fun, fast groove perfect for intermediate drummers.
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Tom Groove – Should I Stay or Should I Go

This lesson explores the tom groove used in Should I Stay or Should I Go, including some ideas for re-orchestrating the rhythm around the cymbals.
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Funky Drum Beat On The Toms – Intermediate

This lesson explores a funky drum beat on the toms. Aimed at intermediate-level drummers, the groove consists of a single stroke sticking around the kit with some choked hi-hat stabs, sixteenth-note triplets, and some thirty-second notes.
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Epic Groove With Latin Roots

For this week's lesson we have got a great sounding two measure groove with a latin style feel to it. The beat has a very percussive vibe, with the left hand moving swiftly between the snare, hats and high tom, while the right had plays between the bell and the ride with 8th notes.

Sick Drum Beat – Rock, Funk, Pop

This lesson explores a cracking two-measure drum beat with a kick and hi-hat "3 over 4" pattern and the classic 2, 4 backbeat.
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Killer Paradiddle Groove and Drum Lick

Learn a great two-measure lick made up of paradiddle-style sticking patterns.
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Fun Polyrhythmic Independence Exercise – 3 over 4

Learn a cool 3 over 4 polyrhythmic independence exercise to have some fun with.
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Drum Fill and Beat Techniques from Run

This drum lesson explores a couple of drum fills and grooves from the song Run by Foo Fighters, as well as some ways to incorporate the techniques into your own playing.
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Cool Drum Beat On The Toms – Beginners to Intermediate

This week we're building a groove with the classic four-on-the-floor pulse.

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