Perhaps the largest hurdle we face when learning a new song is that of motivation. Regardless of whether we're beginners or experienced players, motivation affects all of us. Learning anything new takes time, perseverance, and dedication — which all come to a standstill without proper motivation.
The full drum sheet music for Cryin' by Aerosmith from the album Get a Grip (1993).
The lesson takes a step back from the traditional format and explores the intricacies of music notation strategies. Learn the most preferred voice grouping techniques for the cleanest and clearest music notation.
As drummers, we're often drawn into the desire to play fast. We've seen drummers put on amazing displays of speed, endurance and athleticism behind the kit. It's impressive and quite an experience to watch. However, the need for speed can also be a hindrance.
This lesson focuses on a few short fill ideas. Short fills generally take up a half measure or less, hence the name.
The full drum sheet music for Welcome Home (Sanitarium) by Metallica from the album Master of Puppets (1986).
In this is beat, the African clave (bell pattern) is being used in a different way.
"Hardwired" is the first single from Metallica's upcoming album, Hardwired... To Self-Destruct.
Focusing your practice time on the right things can make you a much better drummer with long-term success.
One of my favorite go-to warm-ups, this pattern can also double as a slick technique to use within your drum beats.
As a teenager, I was hired for my first studio gig at a recording studio. I had acted cool about it during the hiring process, like I had done it before. I hadn't done it before but was very...
Overkill is the title track on Motörhead's second album (1979). The song is notable for drummer Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor's relentless sixteenth-note double bass ostinato which inspired a generation of hard rock and metal drummers.
The full drum sheet music for Message in a Bottle by The Police from the album Reggatta de Blanc (1979).
Learn a great rock and Latin fused drum beat from the song Smooth by Santana.
The full drum sheet music for Purple Rain by Prince and the Revolution from the album Purple Rain (1984).