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.
To a lot of drummers, syncopated notation (and playing the notation, for that matter) seems to be an alien concept. However, taking a step back to examine a few of the most common syncopated patterns can ease our syncopated woes. They're not as difficult to read as they may appear at first glance.
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.
Have you ever been confused by the presentation of a drum part? Were some of the note stems heading south when you were expecting them straight up? In this short article we will compare the three most common methods of notating drum parts and determine the best context for each method. After familiarizing yourself with the basic mechanics, there are some examples from popular songs for you to compare notation styles. Let's get started!
The flam accent can make for some interestingly cool drum fills when you move it around the kit. This lesson explores some fun fills based on the flam accent.
This lesson takes a step back to examine the grooves we play, breaking down and discussing two of the most used patterns in drumming. Being able to recognize and play these patterns will help you to grasp new grooves more quickly.
I hope you excuse the pun in the title. “Common time” is a term used to refer to 4/4, which is the most common time signature. This lesson focuses on the most common, non 4/4 time signatures, giving you some drum beat and fill examples.
Watch and learn as Mike Klee takes you through the building blocks of reading music.
In this video Michael Klee takes you through the basics of music notation including whole notes, half notes and quarter notes along with some terms that go along with reading music. Enjoy and make sure to work through the practice sheets (included pdf's)!
John Xepoleas rocks another great drum lesson, this time demonstrating a versatile triplet pattern.
In this drum lesson you will learn to read the crash cymbal, ride cymbal and toms in drum set notation. This lessons also touches on the topic of preferred sticking.
In this drum lesson you will learn how to read and play the open hi hat technique. This is an extension to "Basic Drum Set Music 1," so be sure that you are comfortable with the topics discussed in that lesson before moving on to this one.
In this Learning To Read Series Video, learn how to read, count and play the 16th note triplet. Make sure you get the Beat Sheet in order to follow along with this video.
In this Learning To Read Drum Lesson Series video drum lesson, learn how to read and play the five stroke roll. Make sure you get the beat sheet in order to follow along with the lesson (link below).
In this Learning To Read Drum Lesson Series video drum lesson, learn how to read and play the nine stroke roll. Make sure you get the beat sheet in order to follow along with the lesson (link below).