Free Drum Lessons
Slammin Flam n Accent
Learn a powerful drum fill built around the flam accent. Bring rudiments to life around the kit with this technique.
Make It Splash
Learn a cool technique called "Splashing The Hi Hat." Add a new layer of sound to your grooves.
Drum fills are often comprised of a lot of drums, but adding some crashes into your drum fills can produce a great result.
A Sheetfull of Swing Fills
Enjoy a handful of 7 drum fills that can be used along with any swing situation.
A Fun Build - 6 Beats
This fun group of six drum beats is a great way to begin your 2018. The audio sample below performs each beat four times before moving onto the next.
Have a 6/8 Weekend
Enjoy four patterns in 6/8 along with some drum fill ideas. The first two drum fills are straightforward while the third and fourth explore syncopated crashes.
A Bit of Linear Funk - Problem Live
This slick funk-rock groove is used by Keith McJimson in the live version of Problem by Ariana Grande.
Drum Fills A La Carte
Fill your weekend with this collection of syncopated rock drum fills. The exercises above include sample drum beats that can be replaced with any drum beat that you'd like to play.
Six Hard Rock Drum Fills
Enjoy this selection of 6 hard rocking drum fills and beats. Listen to the audio example, print the notation, and take it to your music stand.
Snare Based Grooves
These grooves use the snare drum to carry the beat. Accents, rimshots, and diddle strokes add dynamics and articulation to bring the grooves to life.
Foot Refrain Drum Fills & Solo Concept
These drum fills are played over a hi-hat and bass drum refrain, keeping the time and holding the fills together.
Six Go-Gos - Drum Beats
These Go-Go beats are arranged from starter level to more advanced arrangements. Beats 5 and 6 incorporate eighth notes with the hi-hat foot.