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Intermediate Linear Groove

Learn a sweet linear groove ideal for intermediate level players. The pattern is a single measure of solid 16th notes between the kick, snare, and hi-hat, but experimentation with other orchestrations can get you a lot of mileage out of this single idea.
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Cool Intermediate Drum Beats on the Toms

Learn a cracking four-measure drum beat on the toms. The groove is aimed at intermediate level drummers who are looking to spice up their tom grooves with this musical orchestration that sits on a basic four on the floor pulse.
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Advanced Drum n Bass Style Groove

Learn a killer two-measure groove in the style of Drum N Bass that utilizes a number of paradiddle sticking patterns. Learning this drum beat will help improve dynamics and double strokes, especially when played at 160bpm and up.
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Awesome Independence Exercise – Grooves

This lesson explores one of my favorite exercises/warm-ups. This groove is a great way to work on your ghost strokes and double kicks. With all four limbs playing different patterns, it's an awesome independence workout, as well.
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This Groove’s Got Groove

Learn a "cracking" little groove using a five-note sticking pattern (RLRRL) along with a six-note (RLRRLL) played between the snare and floor tom.
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Another Epic Tom Groove

This tom groove consists of single-stroke sixteenth notes with accents between the floor, high tom, and hi-hats. The kick maintains a four-on-the-floor pulse creating a nice interplay with the accents.
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A Fun, Bonham-Style Drum Solo Exercise

Learn a fun solo idea inspired by Led Zeppelin's ferocious drummer, John Bonham.
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Exploring the “& ah”

This lesson explores adding a syncopated crash on the "&" of beat 4.
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Intermediate to Advanced Drum Lick

Happy New Year drummers! For the first lesson of the year, we've got a two-part drum fill lesson for intermediate to advanced players.
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How To Play ‘Song 2’ By Blur

This lesson takes a look at the verse and chorus and drum beats from the 90s Indie Rock classic Song 2 by Blur.
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Steve Gadd Inspired Drum Beat

Inspired by Steve Gadd's unique drumming style, this lesson explores a sweet two-measure groove with some 32nd-note double stroke combinations between the hands and feet.
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Fast, Fun Intermediate Drum Beat

Learn a fun, fast groove perfect for intermediate drummers.
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Tom Groove – Should I Stay or Should I Go

This lesson explores the tom groove used in Should I Stay or Should I Go, including some ideas for re-orchestrating the rhythm around the cymbals.
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Funky Drum Beat On The Toms – Intermediate

This lesson explores a funky drum beat on the toms. Aimed at intermediate-level drummers, the groove consists of a single stroke sticking around the kit with some choked hi-hat stabs, sixteenth-note triplets, and some thirty-second notes.
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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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