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Tom Craze

Tom Craze

In this lesson, we start with foundational groove and then embellish it by moving strokes to the toms. This sheet is organized so that each groove keeps all of the toms from the previous groove while adding more. This technique creates a melodic layer to the groove, which can be used for drum beats or drum fills. It's also a great technique to keep a song progressing through 1st verse, 2nd verse, etc.

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Cool Drum Fill For Beginners

Cool Drum Fill For Beginners

In this weeks lesson I have prepared a sweet sounding drum fill using 16th note triplets. The idea is to promote a quicker hand speed when playing around the kit, while keeping the volume fairly low to avoid tensing up while playing. We will be playing single strokes, so it is nice and simple to play. Lets see how fast we can go!  This first example is the basic sticking played on the snare alone.

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Exploring Rhythm Reader

Exploring Rhythm Reader

This lesson explores some of the rhythms from Dawn Richardson's latest release, “Rhythm Reader.” These foundational rhythms can be explored around the kit to create rockin' drum fills and beats. Whether you're using this ebook to solidify your sight reading skills, basic note-value understanding, or to build your own fills and beats, you're sure to have fun with this one!

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