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Learn a cool funk rock groove from the song Stressed Out and how to apply the hi-hat technique to your own grooves.
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Learn the grooves and hi-hat technique used throughout the first chorus of Mama Told Me Not To Come.
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For this week's lesson we have got a cracking little indie, pop rock groove that can be approached by both beginner and intermediate level players.
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Learn the intro beat from the classic Metallica song Enter Sandman.
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Learn a cool sixteenth-note groove played on the snare.
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In this lesson, learn a cool drum beat that uses syncopated hi-hat, snare and bass drum strokes.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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This lesson explores a groove and variations inspired from a technique that Keith Carlock used in a drum solo in 2005.
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In this week's lesson we have got a Steve Gadd inspired drum lick with a paradiddle style sticking pattern.

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