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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.

Epic – Faith No More – Intro

This beat was used in the intro to Faith No More's breakout song, Epic. After a 10 year hiatus, the band reformed in 2009 and has recently released their seventh studio album, Sol Invictus.

Single Bass Pedal Exercises

I receive a lot of questions asking for ways to help unlock the hi-hat hand from the bass drum foot. The answer is – repetition. The more you play these types of patterns, the easier it will be to keep consistent hi-hat strokes while playing 16th notes on the bass drum.

Single Bass Pedal Exercises – PDF

This sheet music accompanies Nate Brown's video drum lesson laying out some common bass drum patterns, phrased in sixteenth notes. Use these patterns to build independence with your bass drum foot.

In My Place – Coldplay

The full drum sheet music for In My Place by Coldplay from the album A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002).

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Bonham Bass Drum Triplets

Learn how to play Bonham bass drum triplets. Purchase a transcription. JohnXDrums In this lesson, I will teach you how to play triplets with the bass drum. It's a technique used by numerous rock, funk and R&B drummers, but made famous by John Bonham in 1968 when he played, what's now referred to as, "Bonham Triplets", on the Led Zeppelin songs, "Good Times Bad Times" and "I can't quit you baby".

Like I Love You – Justin Timeberlake – Drum Beat

This weeks lesson we have a go at one of my favourite drum beats of all time, which is the groove from the track 'Like I Love You' by Justin Timberlake from his first solo album Justified. It is a great funky drum beat with an emphasis on dynamics and stylistic tastes with some delicate ghost note work.

Like I Love You – Justin Timberlake – Drum Beat Notation

This sheet music accompanies Alex Ribchester's drum lesson laying out the main groove from "Like I Love You" by Justin Timberlake.

Budget Double Bass – Single Pedal Playing

Drummer Todd Walker demonstrates a Single Pedal/Floor Tom rhythm, to emulate a double pedal/bass groove.

Patrick’s African Wheel Over A Basic Beat

In this exercise, Patrick applies a wheel concept to change up a basic drum beat.

Single Bass Drum Exercises

This week Patrick shares some double bass exercises emphasizing the heel toe technique.

Bonham Style Drum Beat

In this weeks lesson we have a go at a 2 measure drum groove in the style of Led Zeppelin drummer - John Bonham. It is a sweet sounding beat in which we look a 2 beat pattern that ignores a traditional down beat on the kick drum every other bar...

Bonham Style Drum Beat – Sheet Music

This sheet music accompanies Alex Ribchesters lesson demonstrating some John Bonham-esque drum grooves.

Drum Breaks – Solid 16th Notes – Kick & Snare

In this weeks lesson we have a go at a  drum fill or beat idea in which we are creating solid 16th note patterns between the kick and snare drum while our leading hand plays 8th notes on the crash, ride, or hats. This concept can really help with co-ordination, creativity and foot speed.

Drum Breaks – Solid 16th Notes – Kick & Snare – Sheet Music

This sheet music accompanies Alex Ribchesters video lesson demonstrating some great 16th note drum breaks.