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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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Exploring the techniques from my favorite drum fill in the song Rock and Roll by Led Zeppelin, this lesson seeks to dissect the fill and teach you to apply the concepts to your own drumming.
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In this week's lesson we have got a fun little beat with some ghost notes and displaced snare accents orchestrated around the kit using the ride, bell, toms and both feet. This is a fun example of how to develop a groove from the usual kick, snare and hi hat into something a little more interesting.
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This lesson demonstrates a sample exercise from Patrick Marsepoil's latest ebook, 8th Note Jailbreak and some applications for around the kit.
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This lesson shares some good sounding drum beats and fills designed to keep beginner to intermediate level drummers motivated (and sounding cool).
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In this week's drum lesson we take a look at a cool sounding rock groove on the toms.
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Putting a strong emphasis on the syncopated strokes (i.e. the “E” and “Ah”) in a drum fill gives the fill a … well, more syncopated feel.
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Moving your right stick to the snare instead of the hi-hat can produce a unique sounding groove. You can further develop the groove by moving the right stick back and forth around the toms.
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In this week's lesson we have got a great little workout for anyone looking to strengthen their right foot and improve their left hand doubles and ghost notes. Each groove is made up of paradiddle variations between the right foot and the left hand played as 16th notes with 1/4 notes being played wit the right hand. This exercise also works well for improving you independence.
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This lesson takes a step back to examine the grooves we play, breaking down and discussing two of the most used patterns in drumming. Being able to recognize and play these patterns will help you to grasp new grooves more quickly.
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In this week's lesson we have got a rather tricky linear(ish) drum beat. The groove is made up of some swift 32nd note doubles, some single stroke 32nd notes and some dynamic orchestrations. Its in 4/4 and is a fun little challenge for any drummer to have a go at.
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In this week's lesson we have got a really sweet sounding tom groove that is made up of solid 16th notes, flams, and some 16th note triplets.
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I hope you excuse the pun in the title. “Common time” is a term used to refer to 4/4, which is the most common time signature. This lesson focuses on the most common, non 4/4 time signatures, giving you some drum beat and fill examples.
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This week's lesson sees the return of 4 bars of fun, where we come up with a 4 bar loop which focuses on improving a particular aspect of our drumming. In this case we are looking at improving our kick drum independence as well as our double kicks with a hip hop feel.

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