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How To Play “I Miss You” by Blink 182

For this week's lesson we are breaking down the core groove from Blink 182's 'I Miss You' from their self titled album.
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How To Play ‘Song 2’ By Blur

This lesson takes a look at the verse and chorus and drum beats from the 90s Indie Rock classic Song 2 by Blur.
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Intro to All Along The Watchtower

This lesson explores the pickup and drum fills in the intro of All Along The Watchtower by Jimi Hendrix as well as some fun variations for around the kit.
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Tom Groove – Should I Stay or Should I Go

This lesson explores the tom groove used in Should I Stay or Should I Go, including some ideas for re-orchestrating the rhythm around the cymbals.
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How To Play ‘Feeling This’ Intro – Blink 182 – Travis Barker

This lesson breaks down the intro groove to Feeling This by Blink 182. The drum beat is 'four bars of fun' and interesting sticking patterns some obvious influences from Led Zeppelin's John Bonham.
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Drum Fill and Beat Techniques from Run

This drum lesson explores a couple of drum fills and grooves from the song Run by Foo Fighters, as well as some ways to incorporate the techniques into your own playing.
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Cross-Over Believer Groove

This lesson walks through the creative cross-over grooves used in the 2nd verse and pre-chorus of the song Believer by Imagine Dragons.
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Hard Times – Tom Groove

This lesson explores the main tom groove used in the song Hard Times by Paramore and introduces an off-beat hi-hat foot technique.
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Hi-Hat Technique – Steven Adler Style

This unique hi-hat technique is used by Steven Adler throughout the verses of the Guns N Roses hit Welcome to the Jungle.
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Three Levels of Dynamics with Castle on the Hill

Learn the main tom groove used in the chorus of Castle on the Hill by Ed Sheeran.
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How To Play Fool In The Rain

Learn the main groove from the Led Zeppelin classic Fool in the Rain.
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Lane Boy’s Reggae Rock Fusion Beat

This lesson explores the main groove from the Twenty One Pilot song Lane Boy.
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Learn the Half-time Bridge from Heavydirtysoul

Learn to play the half-time bridge section from Heavydirty soul by Twenty One Pilots.
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Two-Bar Explosive Drum Fill – 3 Doors Down Style

This dynamic drum fill is used in the song Here Without You by 3 Doors Down, leading into the second half of the bridge.
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Drum Fills from Down Under

Learn some of the classic tom fills from the song Down Under by Men at Work.

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