Free Drum Lessons
Bang Bang - Drum Intro - Tom Groove Anyone?
Bang Bang is featured on Green Day's latest album Revolution Radio. This lesson explores the upbeat tom groove intro and punk, headbanging classic beat.
Chad Smith Drum Fill - Give It Away
This lesson explores a drum fill played by Chad Smith in the outro section of the song Give It Away. Learn this extending-the-fill technique and some applications for around the drum kit.
Have you ever carefully learned a song for a gig, and then experienced an on-stage train wreck? Your band may have suffered ‘version confusion’ — where each band member learns a different version of a particular song.
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.
Three Dog Night Grooves - Hi-Hat Technique
Learn the grooves and hi-hat technique used throughout the first chorus of Mama Told Me Not To Come.Learn the grooves and hi-hat technique used throughout the first chorus of Mama Told Me Not To Come. This is a funky song with a lot of slick hi-hat technique. Experiment with applying some of these techniques to your grooves.
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls - Chorus
Learn the first chorus grooves and fills from the late 90s hit Iris by Goo Goo Dolls. Mike Malinin uses varied hi-hat articulations and dynamics that contribute to the iconic feel of Iris.
Drum Beat from Demons
Learn the main groove from the song Demons by Imagine Dragons and some ideas for exploring the technique.
Time-Tested Power Fill - Paradise City
Steven Adler plays this beastly drum fill leading into the double-time outro of Paradise City. Though it sounds impressively confusing, it's based on a simple pattern of repeating 'right, left, kick.'
This Is War - Chorus Groove and Fill
In this drum lesson, learn the chorus groove and monster fill from the song This Is War by 30 Seconds To Mars.
Drum Fill from Rock And Roll by Led Zeppelin
This lesson sheet notates the drum fill from the third and final verse of the song Rock And Roll and lays out a template for applying Bonham's fill technique to your own drumming.
How To Play Enter Sandman Intro Beat
Learn the intro beat from the classic Metallica song Enter Sandman. Lars Ulrich's drum track features a hard-rock, tom groove in the intro. The syncopated crash/snare accents within the groove make this intro an instantly recognizable drum track. The bass drum drives the groove. Be sure to nail steady kicks. Bring out the high and middle toms strokes to bring home the backbeat.
Nothing Else Matters - Drum Fill Concept
Learn a cool technique used by Lars in the song Nothing Else Matters.