Learn a cool sixteenth-note groove played on the snare.
In this lesson, learn a cool drum beat that uses syncopated hi-hat, snare and bass drum strokes.
We've all got that go-to beat that we play first every time we sit down at the kit. Here's my most recent go-to beat.
Sometimes when you need a more energetic feel, alternating sixteenth-notes on the hi-hat are just the thing called for. They're twice the speed of the standard 8th note ostinato, making the beat feel full of energy.
For this week's lesson we have got a two measure linear groove with a fun and funky vibe. It can be quite tricky, but when you get the sticking down, you can come up with some awesome sounding orchestrations.
Many drummers have experience with the famous pattern #33 in the Stick Control book. When you apply it to the drum set, splitting it between the hi-hat and snare, it creates a great groove. However, breaking the pattern up into smaller chunks or beginning the pattern in unusual places opens up many opportunities for creative, great-sounding beats.
Tom grooves are cool. They can sound powerful, tribal, happy, you name it. This is a syncopated tom groove that was built by orchestrating a regular drum beat to the tom and snare.
In this weeks lesson we have got a similar groove to the one that is used in 'Just Like This' by Limp Bizkit, drummed by John Otto. I have made a small tweak to the hi hat pattern to funk it up a bit...
For this week's lesson we have got a sweet sounding drum lick using paradiddles and inverted paradiddles.
This lesson explores a groove and variations inspired from a technique that Keith Carlock used in a drum solo in 2005.
In this week's lesson we have got a Steve Gadd inspired drum lick with a paradiddle style sticking pattern.
Exploring the techniques from my favorite drum fill in the song Rock and Roll by Led Zeppelin, this lesson seeks to dissect the fill and teach you to apply the concepts to your own drumming.
In this week's lesson we have got a fun little beat with some ghost notes and displaced snare accents orchestrated around the kit using the ride, bell, toms and both feet. This is a fun example of how to develop a groove from the usual kick, snare and hi hat into something a little more interesting.
This lesson demonstrates a sample exercise from Patrick Marsepoil's latest ebook, 8th Note Jailbreak and some applications for around the kit.
This lesson shares some good sounding drum beats and fills designed to keep beginner to intermediate level drummers motivated (and sounding cool).