Drum Technique in a Bottle

Learn the tom-layering technique used by Stewart Copeland in the classic hit Message in a Bottle.

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.

Borrowing Smooth Santana Beat

Learn a great rock and Latin fused drum beat from the song Smooth by Santana.

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.

Simple Man – Intro & Verse Beat

Learn the intro and main verse beat used by Bob Burns in the song Simple Man.

Adventure of a Lifetime – Coldplay – Groove

Learn the main groove used by Will Champion in the song Adventure of a Lifetime.

Fun with the Herlin Riley Polyrhythm

This week we explore the concept of polyrhythms by examining Herlin Riley's techniques.

Intermediate Groove & Drum Fill

For this week's lesson we have got a cool groove and drum fill for intermediate level players. The beat has got a displaced snare on the 'a' of beat 1, giving it a cool feel, and the fill is made up of hertas and 32nd notes.

Sober’s Verse Groove Technique

Learn the groove and technique used by Danny Carey throughout the intro and verses of Sober by Tool.

Drum Beat from Demons

Learn the main groove from the song Demons by Imagine Dragons and some ideas for exploring the technique.

Travis Barker Crossover Drum Fill

For this weeks lesson we have got a Travis barker crossover drum fill. We start off with a crossover 6 note phrase between the kick, floor tom and hi hat and finish off with a run around the toms.

Your Go-To Shuffle Drum Beat

This shuffle pattern can be applied in many different ways to create great shuffle beats. Throw this pattern in your go-to bag-o-beats and be prepared for the "Give me a shuffle" requests.

Cool Tom Groove – Paradiddle-diddles

For this week's lesson we have got a cool tom groove using the paradiddle-diddle rudiment as 16th note triplets.

Hi-Hat Technique – I Need a Dollar

Learn a syncopated, open hi-hat technique used in the song I Need a Dollar by Aloe Blacc.

Ride Bell – Livin’ on a Prayer

Learn a technique used by Tico Torres in the song Livin on a Prayer by Bon Jovi.


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