For this week's lesson we have got an advanced two measure groove that will help you improve you double stroke, kicks and ghost notes. The right hand plays quarter notes on the hi hat, crash etc while the kick and snare play combinations of 16th notes in a funk, metal, or rock context.
These grooves explore a steady, quarter-note hi-hat foot played over a 7/8 groove. Drum fills included.
For this week's lesson we have got the return of '4 Bars Of Fun' in which we work on a new idea/concept in the form of a 4 measure sequence.
This lesson explores variations of the technique originally taught in That Funkin' Five Stroke Roll video lesson.
Learn some exercises and techniques to get the most out of your toms.
For this week's lesson we have a crack at one of my favorite drum beats from one of my favorite bands - Passenger By Deftones. The groove is made up of single stroke 16th notes with some tasty accents on the hi-hat throughout the groove to give it an awesome feel.
Learn a funky little two-measure groove played between the kick and snare using single strokes, double strokes and accents. The lesson starts with the basic hand pattern before adding the kicks. We'll also explore some alternative ideas for playing the pattern including the hi-hat.
For this week's lesson we have got a little sample of my recently released quick start guide to playing drums. We will be learning 4 measures from the 40 Bars Of Fun Section. I hope you enjoy.
Bang Bang is featured on Green Day's latest album Revolution Radio. This lesson explores the upbeat tom groove intro and punk, headbanging classic beat.
For this week's lesson we have got classic 4 on the floor groove with some linear elements. It is a two measure phrase which works great in a rock and pop context with a dance feel to it. As a bit of a bonus, we also move it around the toms to rock it up even further. This lesson is aimed at drummers between beginner and intermediate level.
For this week's lesson we have got a great sounding tom groove this is much trickier to play than it sounds. The left hand is playing the 1/4 notes between rack and snare while we have a nice bit of syncopation going on with the right hand on the floor tom. The groove has got a punk, rock feel to it and sounds best when played at high tempos.
Steve Smith brings the Latin flavor to On Green Dolphin Street. Learn this great groove that keeps you moving around the kit in a fresh way.
For this week's lesson we have got a cool 2 bar groove. The focus will be on the 'a' of beat 2 in which we bring the left hand up to an open hi hat with the kick and we have a little burst of 32nd notes on the '&' of beat 4.
Learn the intro groove from the hit Blink 182 song Bored To Death and some ways to orchestrate the pattern around the kit.
For this week's drum lesson we return to the track 'Dysentery Gary', an early Blink 182 track with a cracking little latin groove in the pre-chorus. The groove has an up tempo bossa nova vibe, with right hand alternating between the bell and the ride, and the right foot playing the classic samba pattern.