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.
Learn the tom-layering technique used by Stewart Copeland in the classic hit Message in a Bottle.
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.
Learn a great rock and Latin fused drum beat from the song Smooth by Santana.
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.
Learn the intro and main verse beat used by Bob Burns in the song Simple Man.
Learn the main groove used by Will Champion in the song Adventure of a Lifetime.
This week we explore the concept of polyrhythms by examining Herlin Riley's techniques.
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.
Learn the groove and technique used by Danny Carey throughout the intro and verses of Sober by Tool.
Learn the main groove from the song Demons by Imagine Dragons and some ideas for exploring the technique.
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.