Thursday Drum Lessons

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Epic Groove With Latin Roots

For this week's lesson we have got a great sounding two measure groove with a latin style feel to it. The beat has a very percussive vibe, with the left hand moving swiftly between the snare, hats and high tom, while the right had plays between the bell and the ride with 8th notes.
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A Quick, Fun Linear Drum Lick

Combining 32nd notes and 16th notes, in this lesson we'll create a fun, linear drum fill great for any level of player.

Sick Drum Beat – Rock, Funk, Pop

This lesson explores a cracking two-measure drum beat with a kick and hi-hat "3 over 4" pattern and the classic 2, 4 backbeat.
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Tasty Intermediate – Advanced Drum Lick

This lesson builds upon last week's Thursday lesson by adding an extra measure of a more dynamic and complex sticking pattern to "buff" it up to a more advanced-level drum fill.
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Tasty Intermediate Drum Lick

This lesson explore a single-measure drum fill aimed at intermediate level drummers. This sweet drum lick incorporates a herta sticking pattern, choked hi-hats and some solid sixteenth notes. It's a great drum fill for a one bar show off break.
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Killer Paradiddle Groove and Drum Lick

Learn a great two-measure lick made up of paradiddle-style sticking patterns.
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Fun Polyrhythmic Independence Exercise – 3 over 4

Learn a cool 3 over 4 polyrhythmic independence exercise to have some fun with.
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Killer Drum Fill For Beginner to Intermediate Drummers

Learn a sweet-sounding two-bar drum fill aimed at beginner to intermediate drummers.
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Flamtastic Practice Pad Exercise

For this week's lesson I have put together an 8 measure practice pad sequence that utilizes the flam in a number of different ways. There are three sticking patterns to practice that include the flam tap, flam triplets, etc. As well as the practice pad, the sequence will also sound great when played on the drum kit.
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Cool Drum Beat On The Toms – Beginners to Intermediate

This week we're building a groove with the classic four-on-the-floor pulse.
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Travis Barker Inspired Drum Beat

Learn a Travis Barker style groove that was inspired by the drum beat used in the Blink 182 track Dumpweed from the Enema of the State album.
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Rock, Pop Triplet Drum Beat On The Toms For Beginners

Learn a sweet little tom groove for beginner drummers. The beat sounds much more complicated than it is to play.
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Another Sweet Sextuplet Drum Fill

This week we're exploring a challenging 16th note triplet (sextuplets) drum fill. Every beat has a different sticking pattern that can be orchestrated around the kit in a number of ways. This fill is aimed at drummers that are of an intermediate to advanced level.
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Killer Kick Drum Exercise – Single Pedal

Having trouble nailing your quick pedal kicks? This lesson explores a simple exercise for developing single pedal speed.
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Developing a Drum Beat – Part 2 (Funk, Rock and Metal Possibilities)

This week's lesson concludes the two-part series which explores developing an intermediate drum beat into a more advanced groove.

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