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Fun Jazz Independence Exercises

Learn four patterns from Ted Reed's Progressive Steps to Syncopation.
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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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Fun 4 Bar Paradiddle – Herta Practice Pad Exercise

This week we are back on the practice pad with this fun four measure sequence that combines paradiddles and hertas.
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Identifying The Voices In Your Groove

The lesson takes a step back from the traditional format and explores the intricacies of music notation strategies. Learn the most preferred voice grouping techniques for the cleanest and clearest music notation.
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Sextuplets With Accents Practice Pad Exercise

In this lesson, we take the sticks to the practice pad utilizing the six-stroke roll (R l l r r L) as well as some three-note sticking patterns (R l l, r r L).
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Improvisation Workshop: Drum Fills

Do you have trouble making up drum fills on the fly? If so, you're not alone. A lot of drummers express difficulties and even anxiety when asked to do so. This lesson provides a template for practicing and developing your improvisational skills.
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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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Breaking Out of the 4/4 Rut

This lesson explores a slick alternative to playing in 4/4. The grooves are designed to be very similar to 4/4, but because they're actually in 7/8, the last would-be 8th note is missing. Stepping outside of your comfort zone is a great exercise to keep your drumming mind fresh.
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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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DOUBLE STROKE PRACTICE PAD EXERCISE

Learn a great practice pad exercise to help build your double strokes in both hands.
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EPIC DRUM BEAT ON THE SNARE

Learn a funky little two-measure groove played between the kick and snare using single strokes, double strokes and accents. The lesson starts with the basic hand pattern before adding the kicks. We'll also explore some alternative ideas for playing the pattern including the hi-hat.
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5/4 Drum Beats, Cool Ideas To Get You Started – Drum Lesson #255

Taking a look at playing in the 5/4 odd time signature, Alex Ribchester teaches how to incorporate some of the feel of 4/4 time by simply adding one extra beat of groove to the end of the bar.
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FUN PRACTICE PAD WORKOUT – 5 STROKE ROLLS

For this week's lesson we have got a fun exercise for the practice pad. The focus of the lesson is on trying to improve your weaker hand by alternating the lead with a couple of 5 stroke roll sticking patterns.
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What Is 5/8?

This lesson explores counting and playing 5/8 time as well as some ideas for incorporating 5/8 within common time and 6/8 grooves.
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What Is 3/8?

This lesson explores how to count and play in the 3/8 time signature as well as some slick applications for incorporating 3/8 within common time and 6/8 grooves.

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