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FREE DRUM LOOP: BONHAM STYLE SHUFFLE

FREE DRUM LOOP: BONHAM STYLE SHUFFLE

Thanks for stopping by to download this free drum loop! This month features a 4 bar tension-building half time shuffle loop reminiscent of Led Zeppelin's John Bonham on "Fool In The Rain" at 70BPM. Sometimes a simple groove is all it takes to get creative juices...

FREE DRUM LOOP: CRUNCHY RIDE ROCK GROOVIN’

FREE DRUM LOOP: CRUNCHY RIDE ROCK GROOVIN’

Thanks for stopping by to download this free drum loop! This month features a dirty, super-compressed drum groove that can sit well in a number of settings, be it Rock, Indie, Trip Hop, or wherever your imagination takes you. A really simple groove sometimes is all it...

FREE DRUM LOOP: FAT ROCK DRUM GROOVE

FREE DRUM LOOP: FAT ROCK DRUM GROOVE

Thanks for stopping by to download this free drum loop! This 4 bar fat Rock drum groove has a big ol' snare and bass drum sound, which is great for a Rock or perhaps Indie vibe, and is at 91BPM. I've added a little something on the backbeat which I thought would give...

Level up your linear ideas with this one simple trick

Level up your linear ideas with this one simple trick

Thanks for checking out this video drum lesson about how to use the Augmentation concept to spice up your linear ideas. In this video lesson we apply the concept of Augmentation to spice up your linear ideas. It's a simple trick that you can apply to anything,...

How to develop hand to foot Coordination

How to develop hand to foot Coordination

Thanks for checking out this video drum lesson about how to develop hand to foot coordination. In this video lesson you'll learn to apply the concept of Replacement to develop hand to foot coordination to enhance your drumset vocabulary. Download the FREE PDF below to...

Create interesting variations of ideas with Displacement

Create interesting variations of ideas with Displacement

Thanks for checking out this video drum lesson about creating interesting variations of ideas with Displacement. Hey guys, in this video lesson you'll learn to apply the concept of Displacement in order to spice up your fills and create more interesting grooves....

Replacing 16th notes with bass drums

Replacing 16th notes with bass drums

Drum lesson and rhythm game: replacing 16th notes with bass drums Hi there! So, on today's Instagram Live lesson we played a fun game that's both excellent for the drum set, but also awesome fun to test your coordination! We did this by replacing 16th notes with bass...

Basic Rock Beats

Basic Rock Beats

Basic Rock Beats Hi there! If you've been watching my daily Instagram Live feed, you'll know that we've been playing fun drum related games as well as learning basic drum beats. As promised, here you can download a free PDF with all the drum beats we've learned so...

Using a Melody To Create A Groove and Fill

Using a Melody To Create A Groove and Fill

Thanks for checking out this video drum lesson about Using a Melody To Create A Groove and Fill. In this video we get creative by taking a simple 1 bar melody and going through process of adding bass drums, ghost notes, and accent patterns to create the groove and...

Single Paradiddle Sextuplet Fill Ideas

Single Paradiddle Sextuplet Fill Ideas

Thanks for checking out this Single Paradiddle Sextuplet Fill Ideas video drum lesson. In this video we get creative with a Single Paradiddle by applying a few concepts to it, in this case changing the Subdivision and using accents to create fun fills. You can...

Groovy half-time Paradiddle fill [Drum Lesson]

Groovy half-time Paradiddle fill [Drum Lesson]

Thanks for checking out this Groovy half-time Paradiddle fill video lesson. Here we're going to apply the concepts of Replacement and Modulation to a Single Paradiddle to create this groovy fill. Grab your FREE PDF here to learn the how to play this, and the concepts...

Awesome Funk Groove [Drum Lesson]

Awesome Funk Groove [Drum Lesson]

Thanks for checking out this Awesome Funk Groove video lesson. In this creative video drum lesson we're going to use the concept of Permutation to come up with an awesome funk groove. Grab the PDF below to learn the groove, but most importantly, apply the concepts and...

Spice Up Your Fills: Applying the Augmentation Concept

Spice Up Your Fills: Applying the Augmentation Concept

This blog and free drum lesson shows you a way to spice up your fills by applying the augmentation concept. I’m sure you’ve heard it before, you know, the whole thing about getting more out of stuff you already know? Well, it’s true! There’s so much juice you can...

3 Ways To Use Meditation To Benefit Your Drumming

3 Ways To Use Meditation To Benefit Your Drumming

Here are 3 ways to use meditation to benefit your drumming. Over the last few months I’ve been using a guided meditation app called Headspace. It’s a great app which teaches you how to meditate and guides you through the process. I’ve found it really beneficial in...

Developing Phrasing Ideas Part 2

Developing Phrasing Ideas Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of this free drum lesson about developing phrasing ideas using doubles on the bass drum over double strokes. Like the exercises in Part 1, these are based on the concept of permutation, which gives us lots of practical mileage as it’s very...

Developing Phrasing Ideas Part 1

Developing Phrasing Ideas Part 1

In this free drum lesson, I discuss developing phrasing ideas using “double” bass drum strokes over double strokes. It’s a while since I last posted, so I wanted to share with you something I’ve been playing about with, which has been loads of fun (download the free...

4 Simple Tricks to Improve Your Drumming – FREE DOWNLOAD

4 Simple Tricks to Improve Your Drumming – FREE DOWNLOAD

Summary Becoming a better drummer requires time, so making the most it is crucial to improve your drumming, whether it’s 15mins or 2hrs per day. Planning is the one simple, and easiest, trick to do this. You can download the FREE “How To Get Better” Pack at the end of...

How To Play Drums

How To Play Drums

How to play drums is a great search engine query! Now, I’m going to assume that if you typed that into Google, you’re probably reading this (thank you) looking for an answer. So, here’s my attempt at it. When trying to answer how to play drums I don’t think there are...

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