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Drums and Music Blog

Drums, Music, and Loops.

Browse my drums and music blog below to find free drum lessons, articles about the music industry and musicianship, and free drum loops. You’ll also find other fun content such as the occasional review, and news.

I believe in quality content, and you’ll see my educational articles have been published by magazines such as Modern Drummer, whilst the lessons based on my book Concepts, published by Hudson Music.

I hope you enjoy my drums and music blog, and if you’d like to learn to play drums, you can also check out my drum lessons. Or, if you’re looking for a drummer to play on your songs, explore my remote recording services.

CREATIVE DRUM BEAT AT 87 BPM: FREE LOOP DOWNLOAD

CREATIVE DRUM BEAT AT 87 BPM: FREE LOOP DOWNLOAD

Thanks for checking out this month's free drum beat download! Explore my blog to download other free drum loops, and sign up to my mailing list to receive a one every month. Head to my remote recording sessions page, and sign up at the bottom of the page. And of...

Christmas Gifts For Drummers 2021

Christmas Gifts For Drummers 2021

CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS FOR DRUMMERS 2021 Is there a special drummer in your life? Not sure what to get ‘em for Christmas? Here are some great Christmas gifts for drummers 2021! I mean, I hate to say it but the festive season is approaching fast, and as a drummer...

3 Top Tips for Teaching Drums to a Child with SEN

3 Top Tips for Teaching Drums to a Child with SEN

TEACHING A CHILD WITH SEN   You know, teaching drums to many a child with SEN (Special Educational Needs) isn’t something I ever intended to do a lot of, yet I’ve had the opportunity to teach my fair share. Similarly, it’s also not something I ever expected to...

BLACK BEAUTY SNARE: FREE DRUM LOOP

BLACK BEAUTY SNARE: FREE DRUM LOOP

Thanks for checking out this month's Black Beauty Snare free drum loop! Explore my blog to download other free drum loops, and sign up to my mailing list to receive a one every month. Head to my remote recording sessions page, and sign up at the bottom of the page....

Dealing with Imposter Syndrome

Dealing with Imposter Syndrome

Imposter syndrome Do you get imposter syndrome? It sucks, doesn’t it… Not sure what I’m talking about? It’s that deep-seated doubt in your skills, talents or achievements and the fear that people will find out you’re a fraud. It’s essentially a thought pattern, one...

Tambourine and Cowbell Drum Loop!

Tambourine and Cowbell Drum Loop!

Thanks for checking out this month's free drum loop! Explore my blog to download other free drum loops, and sign up to my mailing list to receive a one every month. Head to my remote recording sessions page, and sign up at the bottom of the page. And of course, if...

Keith Carlock Lick-Inspired Groove Drum Lesson

Keith Carlock Lick-Inspired Groove Drum Lesson

Thanks for checking out this Keith Carlock drum lesson! You can find other great, free drum lessons throughout my blog. Also, sign up to my mailing list to receive a free drum lesson every month. Head to my drum lessons page and sign up at the bottom of the page....

Drum Beats Online: Massive, Wide Open Snare

Drum Beats Online: Massive, Wide Open Snare

Thanks for checking out my free drum beats online! Explore my blog to download other free drum loops, and sign up to my mailing list to receive a free drum loop every month. Head to my remote recording sessions page, and sign up at the bottom. And of course, if you'd...

Alice In Chains’ Dam That River Drum Chart

Alice In Chains’ Dam That River Drum Chart

Thanks for checking out this drum lesson on Alice In Chains' classic 1992 track Dam That River. Read some of the background below, make sure to read the tips that will help you nail the song's feel, and download the free PDF transcription below.   ALICE IN CHAINS...

FREE DRUM LOOPS: CRUNCHY HALF TIME SHUFFLE

FREE DRUM LOOPS: CRUNCHY HALF TIME SHUFFLE

Thanks for downloading my free crunchy half-time shuffle groove loop (download link below); I hope you get a lot of use from it. If you're after live drums for your project, be it a demo, single, EP or album, check out my remote recording sessions!   Get in...

Bonham Triplets and Beyond

Bonham Triplets and Beyond

Whether you're into Led Zeppelin and John Bonham's playing or not, you'll probably heard of Bonham triplets. Let's face it, Bonham is synonymous with Rock drumming; he was a sonic and creative powerhouse. Some of his most legendary licks and grooves are triplet-based....

HOW TO READ SHEET MUSIC: A GAME TO HELP YOU READING SKILLS

HOW TO READ SHEET MUSIC: A GAME TO HELP YOU READING SKILLS

HOW TO READ SHEET MUSIC AND RHYTHM If you’re struggling with how to read sheet music, don’t be intimidated! We can use really simple tricks to help us figure these things out, particularly when it comes to reading rhythm.   Below is a quick guide to help you with...

Funk Drum Beats: Beyond Soul Vaccination’s Verse Groove

Funk Drum Beats: Beyond Soul Vaccination’s Verse Groove

So here’s a quick drum lesson about creative funk drum beats. We'll be using David Garibaldi’s Soul Vaccination groove as a template. You can download the free PDF below! I've been knee deep in funk recently, listening to and learning loads of Tower of Power songs....

5 Things You Must Know About Online Drum Lessons

5 Things You Must Know About Online Drum Lessons

Again, there we go with the “new normal” buzzword… But it’s unavoidable! Unfortunately, a few of my students have had COVID-19 and whilst, thankfully, they’ve come out the other side without any apparent long-term adversities, online drum lessons will continue for the...

Soul Vaccination Drum Grooves: Snare Accents vs. Ghost Notes Workshop

Soul Vaccination Drum Grooves: Snare Accents vs. Ghost Notes Workshop

In this article you'll learn how to improve your snare drum accents and ghost notes using a couple of the Soul Vaccination drum grooves from Tower of Power's self-titled 1973 record. You can download a free PDF with some of the grooves at the end of the article. David...

FREE DRUM LOOPS: LIMP BIZKIT STYLE GROOVE

FREE DRUM LOOPS: LIMP BIZKIT STYLE GROOVE

Thanks for downloading my free Limp Bizkit-inspired drum groove loop; I hope you get a lot of use from it. If you're after live drums for your project, be it a Single, EP or album, check out my remote recording sessions and get in touch - I record for artists and...

10 Ideas To Boost Your Creativity On The Drum Kit

10 Ideas To Boost Your Creativity On The Drum Kit

Creativity on the drum kit Michelangelo supposedly once said that “every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it”. Same goes for creating a groove or fill on the drum kit; all the notes and rhythms are there, we just...

FREE DRUM LOOPS: LATIN GROOVE #1

FREE DRUM LOOPS: LATIN GROOVE #1

Thanks for downloading my free Latin groove drum loop! I hope you get a lot of use from it, and if you're after live drums for your project, check out my remote recording sessions and get in touch! You can also reach me on my Instagram page, where I post the latest...

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