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.
I have attempted to breakdown the opening groove from the Blink 182 track Dysentery Gary, drummed by Travis Barker. For the sake of teaching this beat, I have crammed all the notes into a single measure and will be using 16th and 8th notes as opposed to two bars of 8th and quarter notes.
Learn the techniques that Barker borrowed from John Bonham and the creative way he incorporated them into the groove for Feeling This.
For this week's lesson, we have got a cool rock groove on the toms. We start off by learning both bars between the kick, snare and hi hat and then orchestrate the idea around the toms.
Tribal-esque grooves are a great way to add a mysterious layer of anticipation to a song. In this lesson, learn how this technique was used in Like Suicide by Soundgarden and some techniques for creating your own tribal-sounding grooves.