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How To Play “I Miss You” by Blink 182

For this week's lesson we are breaking down the core groove from Blink 182's 'I Miss You' from their self titled album.

How To Play ‘Feeling This’ Intro – Blink 182 – Travis Barker

This lesson breaks down the intro groove to Feeling This by Blink 182. The drum beat is 'four bars of fun' and interesting sticking patterns some obvious influences from Led Zeppelin's John Bonham.

Bored To Death – Intro Groove

Learn the intro groove from the hit Blink 182 song Bored To Death and some ways to orchestrate the pattern around the kit.

Bored To Death – Blink 182

The full drum sheet music for Bored To Death by Blink 182 from the album California (2016).

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What’s My Age Again? – Blink 182

The full drum sheet music for What's My Age Again? by Blink 182 from the album Enema of the State (1999).

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Travis Barker Latin Drum Beat – ‘Dysentery Gary’

For this week's drum lesson we return to the track 'Dysentery Gary', an early Blink 182 track with a cracking little latin groove in the pre-chorus. The groove has an up tempo bossa nova vibe, with right hand alternating between the bell and the ride, and the right foot playing the classic samba pattern.

Travis Barker Drum Beat – ‘Dysentery Gary’ Blink 182

I have attempted to breakdown the opening groove from the Blink 182 track Dysentery Gary, drummed by Travis Barker. For the sake of teaching this beat, I have crammed all the notes into a single measure and will be using 16th and 8th notes as opposed to two bars of 8th and quarter notes.

Travis Barker – ‘Bored To Death’ Style Drum Beat – Drum Lesson #234

For this week's lesson we have got an ever so slightly varied version of the opening drum beat from the new Blink 182 track 'Bored To Death' with Travis Barker on drums. We will be playing solid 16th notes with the hands at a high tempo and so this will prove a great workout for those quick ghost notes.

Adam’s Song – Blink 182 – Verse

Travis Barker's creative use of cymbals (china, splash, open hi-hat, and ride bell) feature prominently in Adam's Song – one of Blink 182's most popular singles. This 4 measure phrase is just one of the great beats to be found in this song.

Adam’s Song – Blink 182

Our full drum sheet music to play along with Adam's Song by Blink 182 from the album Enema of the State (2000).

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I Miss You – Blink 182 – Beat

This two-measure groove (which loops throughout the whole song) features Travis Barker playing with brushes. The slash note-heads in voice 1 represent the brush sweeps - emphasizing the up-beats. The snare, bass and woodblock (x-note-head) parts are notated in voice 2. Striking the rim of the snare is a suitable substitute for a woodblock.

Travis Barker Style Groove – ‘First Date’ – Blink 182

In this week's lesson we have got cool groove in the style of Travis Barker, inspired by the groove from 'First Date' by Blink 182. We start off with a basic pattern and then develop the beat by add some 16th notes, 32nd notes and then finally some open hi hats.

Travis Barker Drum Beat

In this weeks lesson we have got a Travis Barker drum beat taken from one of his early recordings with Blink 182. It is a really fun drum beat to play and sounds very percussive as it uses so many parts of the kit. I hope you enjoy it!

Travis Barker Groove – Sheet Music

This sheet music accompanies Alex Ribchester's video lesson teaching some grooves in the style of Travis Barker.

More Cowbell! – Drum Beat From Feeling This – by Blink 182

In this video lesson, we are going to take a look at the cowbell groove from the track 'Feeling This' by Blink 182, featuring Travis Barker on drums. This sweet groove has got a latin style ostinato with the left hand on the cowbell, while your right hand maintains a basic 16th note 4/4 beat on the hats and snare, making this an overall tricky groove to get down. Hope you enjoy!