Advanced Drum Lessons

Welcome to the Advanced Package of this complete Drum Course. Having a good knowledge of various Drum Grooves and hopefully a whole bunch of Drum Fills under your belt to use as musically as you can – remember the job of a drummer is to ‘complement’ the other musicians to make the whole band sound great!

In this section we are working through further Funk Studies, more advanced sub-divisional exercises, odd time signatures, more advanced snare drum/bass drum themes, flam fills, groupings, unison exercises, more groove progressions, advanced Blues, phrasing, five, six and seven stroke rolls and their application, two beat licks, latin grooves such as the Samba, afro-Cuban, Guaguanco, Songo & Mozambique, we also play through advanced Clave exercises, rudiment fills, linear phrasing in various time signatures (3 and 4-way independence), Samba phrasing, hands/feet exercises, Polyrhythmic grooves, Jazz grooves, fills and exercises.

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Module Details

  • 1. Funk Studies No. 3
    In this drum lesson we are playing more complex funk grooves. Adding more ghost notes, applying rudiments and playing demi semi quavers on the bass drum. The snare drum is playing the backbeat and bass drum playing on lots of different notes - we need to think about bass drum technique, Moeller technique and stroke technique.
  • 2. Funk Studies No. 4
    In this drum lesson we are looking at more advanced funk grooves. Playing double strokes as 32nd notes with a sixteenth note motion on the snare drum, hi hats and bass drum - we are also playing the hi hats with the foot as another sound source.
  • 3. Sub-Divisions - Double Strokes
    In this drum lesson we are looking at sub-divisions - dividing each beat into between one and eight notes. Playing double strokes as our rudiment on the snare drum and playing the hi hat on the quarter note with the foot. With this rudiment we need to make sure, when playing odd sub-divisions of three, five and seven, our hi hat falls on the second note of each double stroke on beats 2+4.
  • 4. Sub-Divisions - Single Paradiddles
    In this drum lesson we are playing a single paradiddle through eight sub-divisions. Being able to divide the beat will help solidify every drummers internal body clock. The odd sub-divisions can be quite difficult to begin with so we need to practice these at a fairly slow tempo.
  • 5. Sub-Divisions - Hands / Feet Single Strokes
    In this drum lesson we are taking a look at adding the feet into the sub-divisions. We are still keeping the hi hat on the quarter note and alternating our sub-divisions between hands and feet - between snare drum and bass drum. The hi hat will fall in unison with the same sound source with the even sub-divisions and for all the odd sub-divisions the hi hat unison will alternate between snare drum and bass drum.
  • 6. Sub-Divisions - Hands /Feet With Eighth Note Ride Pattern
    In this drum lesson we are playing singe stroke sub-divisions between hands and feet while always keeping an eighth note ride cymbal pattern and a quarter note hi hat ostinato. In some of these exercises we are creating various polyrhythms between different parts of the drum kit.
  • 7. Mixed Sub-Divisions Fill Ideas
    In this drum lesson we are mixing up our sub-divisions. Playing two bar phrases and keeping the hi hat on the quarter note. We are playing a drum groove followed by a drum fill with each beat having a different amount of even notes. Playing the drum fills on the snare drum and then orchestrating the fills around the drum kit - when we change sub-division the notes will either speed up or slow down but will be even in each beat.
  • 8. Exercise In 7/8 Time
    In this drum lesson we are playing a groove in 7/8 time, counting seven eighth notes, and playing various hi hat patterns over two bars. Playing quarter notes, eighth notes, sixteenth notes hand to hand and then groups of three sixteenth notes. Playing each bar separately and then playing back to back.
  • 9. Snare Drum / Bass Drum Theme No. 15
    In this drum lesson we are playing a melody between our snare drum and bass drum. Playing three and four way coordination we are playing quarter notes, eighth notes and sixteenth notes with various accented notes - we should use moeller technique when accenting the hi hat. When playing the ride cymbal for snare drum / bass drum theme number 15 we are also playing the hi hat with the foot on the quarter note, the '+' of each beat and eighth notes.
  • 10. Snare Drum / Bass Drum Theme No. 16
    In this drum lesson we are playing a melody between our snare drum and bass drum. Playing three and four way coordination we are playing quarter notes, eighth notes and sixteenth notes with various accented notes - we should use moeller technique when accenting the hi hat. When playing the ride cymbal for snare drum / bass drum theme number 16 we are also playing the hi hat with the foot on the quarter note, the '+' of each beat and eighth notes.
  • 11. Snare Drum / Bass Drum Theme No. 17
    In this drum lesson we are playing a melody between our snare drum and bass drum. Playing three and four way coordination we are playing quarter notes, eighth notes and sixteenth notes with various accented notes - we should use moeller technique when accenting the hi hat. When playing the ride cymbal for snare drum / bass drum theme number 17 we are also playing the hi hat with the foot on the quarter note, the '+' of each beat and eighth notes.
  • 12. Snare Drum / Bass Drum Theme No. 18
    In this drum lesson we are playing a melody between our snare drum and bass drum. Playing three and four way coordination we are playing quarter notes, eighth notes and sixteenth notes with various accented notes - we should use moeller technique when accenting the hi hat. We are also playing a 32nd note double stroke on the bass drum in beat 3. When playing the ride cymbal for snare drum / bass drum theme number 18 we are also playing the hi hat with the foot on the quarter note, the '+' of each beat and eighth notes.
  • 13. Snare Drum / Bass Drum Theme No. 19
    In this drum lesson we are playing a melody between our snare drum and bass drum. Playing three and four way coordination we are playing quarter notes, eighth notes and sixteenth notes with various accented notes - we should use moeller technique when accenting the hi hat. When playing the ride cymbal for snare drum / bass drum theme number 19 we are also playing the hi hat with the foot on the quarter note, the '+' of each beat and eighth notes.
  • 14. Snare Drum / Bass Drum Theme No. 20
    In this drum lesson we are playing a melody between our snare drum and bass drum. Playing three and four way coordination we are playing quarter notes, eighth notes and sixteenth notes with various accented notes - we should use moeller technique when accenting the hi hat. We are playing a 32nd note double stroke on the bass drum in beat 1. When playing the ride cymbal for snare drum / bass drum theme number 20 we are also playing the hi hat with the foot on the quarter note, the '+' of each beat and eighth notes.
  • 15. Snare Drum / Bass Drum Theme No. 21
    In this drum lesson we are playing a melody between our snare drum and bass drum. Playing three and four way coordination we are playing quarter notes, eighth notes and sixteenth notes with various accented notes - we should use moeller technique when accenting the hi hat. We are also playing a 32nd note double stroke on the bass drum in beat 3 When playing the ride cymbal for snare drum / bass drum theme number 21 we are also playing the hi hat with the foot on the quarter note, the '+' of each beat and eighth notes.
  • 16. Basic Implied Metric Modulation No. 2
    In this drum lesson we are looking at implied metric modulation changing sub-division for imply a new tempo. we are also looking at other ways to imply a new tempo. In this lesson we are also playing a two bar phrase keeping the hi hat on the quarter note. Playing sixteenth and 32nd note ghost notes in the groove and eighth note triplets in the second by implying a different downbeat and backbeat.
  • 17. Flam Fills
    In this drum lesson we are playing two bar phrases, a drum groove followed by a drum fill, in each drum fill we are playing flams in one or two of the beats. Playing quarter notes on the hi hats and also playing eighth notes with the hi hats slighty open in some exercises. Our drum fills are played around the drum kit using different sub-divisions.
  • 18. Groupings Of Three Through Sixteenth Notes No. 1
    In this drum lesson we are looking at groupings of three played through sixteenth notes. Playing a drum groove and then a drum fill - always keeping the hi hat on the quarter note and after playing between snare drum and bass drum we need to improvise around the drum kit. Playing groups of three notes through sixteenth notes means we will play the notes five times which will equal fifteen sixteenth notes - so all we have to do is add one more note at the end to complete the bar - each phrase would resolve after three beats or three bars.
  • 19. Groupings Of Three Through Sixteenth Notes No. 2
    In this drum lesson we are playing two bar phrases, a drum groove followed by a drum fill, always keeping the hi hat on the quarter note, in each drum fill we are playing groups of three through sixteenth notes. Playing each phrase between snare drum and bass drum - then improvising around the drum kit.
  • 20. Groupings Of Three Through Sixteenth Notes No. 3
    In this drum lesson we are phasing groupings of three notes through sixteenth notes as a drum fill after playing one bar of a drum groove. Keeping the hi hats on quarter note with the foot and playing eighth notes with the ride cymbal. Playing each phrase five times and adding a single note to complete the bar - we are playing the drum fill between snare drum and bass drum and then improvising around the drum kit.
  • 21. Sixteenth Note Unison Exercise No. 3 - Double Strokes
    In this drum lesson we are playing a sixteenth note unison exercise. Playing double strokes as our rudiment on the snare drum and always keeping the hi hat on the quarter note. We are changing the bass drum in each exercise to play in unison with the snare drum on a single sixteenth note or on two sixteenth notes. When comfortable with this exercise try to add accents to the double strokes while keeping the sixteenth notes even - using moeller technique and stroke technique to achieve the best possible fluidity and dynamics.
  • 22. Sixteenth Note Unison Exercise No. 4 - Double Strokes
    In this drum lesson we are playing a sixteenth note unison exercise. Playing double strokes as our rudiment on the snare drum and always keeping the hi hat on the quarter note. We are changing the bass drum in each exercise to play in unison with the snare drum on a single sixteenth note or on two sixteenth notes. When comfortable with this exercise try to add accents to the double strokes while keeping the sixteenth notes even - using moeller technique and stroke technique to achieve the best possible fluidity and dynamics.
  • 23. Sixteenth Note Unison Exercise No. 5 - Single Paradiddles
    In this drum lesson we are playing a sixteenth note unison exercise. Playing a single paradiddle as our rudiment on the snare drum and always keeping the hi hat on the quarter note. We are changing the bass drum in each exercise to play in unison with the snare drum on a single sixteenth note or on two sixteenth notes. When comfortable with this exercise try to add accents to the single paradiddles while keeping the sixteenth notes even - using moeller technique and stroke technique to achieve the best possible fluidity and dynamics.
  • 24. Sixteenth Note Unison Exercise No. 6 - Single Paradiddles
    In this drum lesson we are playing a sixteenth note unison exercise. Playing a single paradiddle as our rudiment on the snare drum and always keeping the hi hat on the quarter note. We are changing the bass drum in each exercise to play in unison with the snare drum on a single sixteenth note or on two sixteenth notes. When comfortable with this exercise try to add accents to the single paradiddles while keeping the sixteenth notes even - using moeller technique and stroke technique to achieve the best possible fluidity and dynamics.
  • 25. Flam Accents
    In this drum lesson we are playing a drum groove - always keeping the hi hats on the quarter note - then a drum fill playing flam accents. Flam accents are a flam followed by two single strokes. We are playing this rudiment through two sub-divisions and using the drum kit and crash cymbals.
  • 26. Sixteenth Note Triplet Ghost Notes
    In this drum lesson we are playing eighth notes on the hi hats, then on the ride cymbal, adding sixteenth note triplets as ghost notes into our groove and also playing a mixture of sixteenth notes and sixteenth note triplets on the bass drum. Playing three and four way coordination and using stroke technique and moeller technique we are adding some 32nd note double strokes in the last exercise.
  • 27. Groove Progression No. 2
    In this drum lesson we are looking at a practicing concept called groove progression. Practicing a basic groove and focusing on technique and fluidity - once we have the muscle memory to play each exercise without too much thought we add a couple of notes on any sound source of the drum kit. We are playing more advanced grooves in this lesson. Drummers can end up playing some very difficult drum grooves and drum fills by gradually building the groove or fill in this way from a basic pattern.
  • 28. Groove Progression No. 3
    In this drum lesson we are looking at a practicing concept called groove progression. Practicing a basic groove and focusing on technique and fluidity - once we have the muscle memory to play each exercise without too much thought we add a couple of notes on any sound source of the drum kit. We are playing more advanced grooves in this lesson. Drummers can end up playing some very difficult drum grooves and drum fills by gradually building the groove or fill in this way from a basic pattern.
  • 29. Blues No. 5
    In this drum lesson we are playing blues grooves and adding ghost notes before and after the snare drum. We are also playing a 4 over 3 polyrhythmic blues groove incorporating accents and ghost notes. Playing four way coordination in exercises 5 and 6 - we are playing a blues groove using the ride cymbal and keeping the hi hats on the quarter note and phrasing sixteenth note triplets.
  • 30. Blues No. 6
    In this drum lesson we are focusing on playing sixteenth note triplet double strokes on the snare drum and the bass drum while playing blues grooves. Using moeller technique to obtain a quarter note accent on the hi hats. Playing two bar phrases we are playing only single notes between snare drum and bass drum in the first bar and then doubling up the majority of these notes in bar two.
  • 31. Blues No. 7
    In this drum lesson we are playing blues grooves followed by blues fills through sixteenth note triplets. Playing on the ride cymbal and keeping a quarter note ostinato with the hi hats. Our drum fills are a mixture of phrases and rudiments.
  • 32. Blues No. 8
    In this drum lesson we are playing half time blues shuffles using the hi hats, snare drum and bass drum for grooves. Using moeller technique to accent the eighth notes on the hi hats and adding ghost notes on the snare drum. We are also playing two bar phrases using single strokes and double strokes as our rudiments for playing sixteenth note triplet drum fills.
  • 33. Blues No. 9
    In this drum lesson we are playing half time blues grooves using the ride cymbal and playing with an eighth note motion and keeping the hi hats on the quarter note. adding ghost notes and some eighth note triplets on the snare drum and bass drum to create polyrhythms. Playing a blues drum fill after each bar of our blues groove we are playing sixteenth note triplets and using various phrases around the drum kit.
  • 34. Sixteenth Note Phrasing Ideas No. 1
    In this drum lesson we are playing through six exercises and phrasing groups of three and four notes through sixteenth notes while keeping the hi hats on the quarter note. Playing a drum groove followed by a drum fill playing the phrases between snare drum and bass drum and then improvising around the drum kit.
  • 35. Sixteenth Note Phrasing Ideas No. 2
    In this drum lesson we are playing through six exercises and phrasing groups of four notes through sixteenth notes while keeping the hi hats on the quarter note. Playing a drum groove followed by a drum fill playing the phrases between snare drum and bass drum and then improvising around the drum kit.
  • 36. Sixteenth Note Phrasing Ideas No. 3
    In this drum lesson we are playing through six exercises and phrasing groups of six notes through sixteenth notes while keeping the hi hats on the quarter note. Playing a drum groove followed by a drum fill playing the phrases between snare drum and bass drum and then improvising around the drum kit.
  • 37. Sixteenth Note Triplet Phrasing Ideas No. 1
    In this drum lesson we are playing through six exercises and phrasing groups of three and four notes through sixteenth note triplets while keeping the hi hats on the quarter note. Playing a drum groove followed by a drum fill playing the phrases between snare drum and bass drum and then improvising around the drum kit.
  • 38. Sixteenth Note Triplet Phrasing Ideas No. 2
    In this drum lesson we are playing through six exercises and phrasing groups of four notes through sixteenth notes triplets while keeping the hi hats on the quarter note. Playing a drum groove followed by a drum fill playing the phrases between snare drum and bass drum and then improvising around the drum kit.
  • 39. Sixteenth Note Triplet Phrasing Ideas No. 3
    In this drum lesson we are playing through six exercises and phrasing groups of six notes through sixteenth note triplets while keeping the hi hats on the quarter note. Playing a drum groove followed by a drum fill playing the phrases between snare drum and bass drum and then improvising around the drum kit.
  • 40. Thirty Second Note Phrasing Ideas No. 1
    In this drum lesson we are playing through six exercises and phrasing groups of three and four notes through 32nd notes while keeping the hi hats on the quarter note. Playing a drum groove followed by a drum fill playing the phrases between snare drum and bass drum and then improvising around the drum kit.
  • 41. Thirty Second Note Phrasing Ideas No. 2
    In this drum lesson we are playing through six exercises and phrasing groups of Four notes through 32nd notes while keeping the hi hats on the quarter note - each phrase will resolve twice each beat. Playing a drum groove followed by a drum fill playing the phrases between snare drum and bass drum and then improvising around the drum kit.
  • 42. Thirty Second Note Phrasing Ideas No. 3
    In this drum lesson we are playing through six exercises and phrasing groups of six notes through 32nd notes while keeping the hi hats on the quarter note. Playing a drum groove followed by a drum fill playing the phrases between snare drum and bass drum and then improvising around the drum kit.
  • 43. Five Stroke Roll Ideas No. 1
    In this drum lesson we are playing four drum grooves followed by four drum fills. Each time we change sub-division for the drum fill while keeping the hi hats on the quarter note with the foot. The drum fill each time is a five stroke roll played around the drum kit with an accent at the beginning of each phrase.
  • 44. Five Stroke Roll Ideas No. 2
    In this drum lesson we are playing a five stroke roll as our drum fills after our drum grooves. Playing four way coordination - eighth notes on the ride cymbal and keeping the hi hats on the quarter note. We are phrasing our five stroke roll around the drum kit and then between crash cymbals and snare drum - when we play the crash cymbals we are adding the bass drum.
  • 45. Seven Stroke Roll Ideas No. 1
    In this drum lesson we are playing four 2 bar phrases, a drum groove followed by a drum fill, our grooves all have double stroke 32nd note ghost notes on the last sixteenth note of beat 4. We are playing on the ride cymbal and keeping the hi hats on the quarter note. Our fill each time is a rudiment called a seven stroke roll and we are playing this around the drum kit through four sub-divisions.
  • 46. Seven Stroke Roll Ideas No. 2
    In this drum lesson we are playing four 2 bar phrases and always keeping the hi hats on the quarter note. Playing a drum groove followed by a drum fill phrasing a seven stroke roll around the drum kit through two sub-divisions and always adding a bass drum when we play a crash cymbal.
  • 47. Six Stroke Roll Ideas No. 1
    In this drum lesson we are playing a six stroke roll around the drum kit through four sub-divisions. Playing four 2 bar phrases using the ride cymbal and keeping the hi hats on the quarter note. Playing ghost notes on the 'E+' of beat 3 and keeping our snare drum on beats 2+4 - When we play each drum fill we are accenting the first and last note in each phrase.
  • 48. Six Stroke Roll Ideas No. 2
    In this drum lesson we are playing four 2 bar phrases keeping the hi hats on the quarter note when playing each drum groove and drum fill. Playing a six stroke roll in each drum fill through sixteenth note triplets and 32nd notes - we are accenting the first and last note in each phrase around the drum kit.
  • 49. Sixteenth Note Triplet Doubles Orchestration Ideas No. 1
    In this drum lesson we are playing five 2 bar phrases and focusing on playing double strokes in each drum fill after each drum groove. Playing sixteenth note triplet fills incorporating the bass drum - we are looking at substituting various notes while keeping our sixteenth note triplets flowing and keeping the hi hats on the quarter note.
  • 50. Sixteenth Note Triplet Doubles Orchestration Ideas No. 2
    In this drum lesson we are playing five 2 bar phrases and focusing on playing double strokes in each drum fill after each drum groove. Playing sixteenth note triplet fills incorporating the bass drum - we are looking at substituting various notes while keeping our sixteenth note triplets flowing and keeping the hi hats on the quarter note.
  • 51. Thirty Second Note Doubles Orchestration Ideas No. 1
    In this drum lesson we are playing five 2 bar phrases and focusing on playing double strokes in each drum fill after each drum groove - playing groups of three sixteenth notes on the ride cymbal. Playing 32nd note drum fills incorporating the bass drum - we are looking at substituting various notes while keeping our 32nd notes flowing and keeping the hi hats on the quarter note.
  • 52. Thirty Second Note Doubles Orchestration Ideas No. 2
    In this drum lesson we are playing five 2 bar phrases and focusing on playing double strokes in each drum fill after each drum groove - Playing groups of three sixteenth notes on the ride cymbal. Playing 32nd note drum fills incorporating the bass drum - we are looking at substituting various notes while keeping our 32nd notes flowing and keeping the hi hats on the quarter note.
  • 53. Sixteenth Note Triplet Fills
    In this drum lesson we are playing sixteenth note triplet drum fills over one, two, three and four beats after a bar of drum groove. Playing 32nd note ghost notes in the groove and always playing the hi hats on the quarter note. Playing various phrases in the second bar and creating a 3 over 2 polyrhythm in exercise 2.
  • 54. Two Beat Phrases No. 1
    In this drum lesson we are playing three 2 bar phrases - playing eighth notes on slightly open hi hats and playing our 2 beat fill in beats 3+4 of the second bar. Playing sixteenth notes, 32nd notes and sixteenth note triplets - always ending the phrase with a hi hat.
  • 55. Two Beat Phrases No. 2
    In this drum lesson we are playing a drum groove with the hi hats slightly open. In bar two we are playing a six stroke roll in beats 3+4 and adding a double stroke bass drum at different points to play a sub-division of 32nd notes. Each phrase ends on the hi hats.
  • 56. Latin - Brazilian Samba No. 4
    In this drum lesson we are playing through a clave' exercise. Playing a 3/2 son clave' over our samba foot ostinato and changing the ride cymbal in each exercise - in the final exercise we play two bars of each back to back. This exercise is very useful for overall control of this groove as we are focusing on the ride cymbal and allowing the other limbs to play without too much thought.
  • 57. Latin - Brazilian Samba No. 5
    In this drum lesson we are playing through a further clave' exercise. Playing a 3/2 son clave' over our samba foot ostinato and changing the ride cymbal in each exercise - in the final exercise we play two bars of each back to back. This exercise is very useful for overall control of this groove as we are focusing on the ride cymbal and allowing the other limbs to play without too much thought.
  • 58. Latin - Afro Cuban Groove
    In this drum lesson we are playing an afro cuban groove. Working through seven exercises and playing the hi hat on the quarter note throughout the lesson. Playing a broken eighth note triplet pattern on the ride cymbal and adding the bass drum, snare drum, first tom, floor tom and cross stick. We are also playing the ride cymbal pattern with a 3/2 and 2/3 clave'.
  • 59. Latin - Guaguanco Groove
    In this drum lesson we are playing a Guaguanco groove. Playing a cascara pattern on the ride cymbal and keeping the hi hats on the quarter note. Working through the exercises we add the bass drum, snare drum, cross stick, first tom and floor tom. we are also using the same ride cymbal pattern to play a 3/2 Son and Rhumba clave'.
  • 60. Latin - Songo Groove
    In this drum lesson we are playing a Songo groove. Starting off with ride cymbal and cross stick to get used to the hand pattern. Playing quarter notes on the ride cymbal and the hi hats and adding the bass drum, snare drum, ghost notes, first tom and floor tom into the groove.
  • 61. Latin - Mozambique Groove
    In this drum lesson we are playing a Mozambique groove - there are many variation of Latin grooves. Playing a cascara pattern on the cowbell (you can use the ride cymbal bell) and playing an open hi hat on the quarter note. We are working through the hand pattern, foot pattern, and lastly adding everything together to play our mozambique groove using cowbell, bass drum, snare drum, first tom and hi hats.
  • 62. Latin - Clave Independence Exercise
    In this drum lesson we are playing a clave' independence exercise using the snare drum, bass drum and hi hats. Playing a son clave' with the hi hats with the foot and playing some rudiments on the snare drum. When we are comfortable playing these rudiments while playing the clave' with hi hats we add the bass drum into the exercise.
  • 63. Paradiddle Additions
    In this drum lesson we are playing three bars of a drum groove followed by a drum fill incorporating a single paradiddle and adding a phrase at the end of the sticking. Playing through four different drum grooves and always keeping the hi hats on the quarter note. Our drum fills are played through eighth note triplets, sixteenth notes, sixteenth note triplets and 32nd notes. These drum fills are played using the snare drum, first tom and floor tom.
  • 64. Double Paradiddle Fill Ideas
    In this drum lesson we are playing two bar phrases and keeping the hi hats on the quarter note. Playing Funk and Blues grooves then playing sixteenth note triplet double paradiddle drum fills using the snare drum, bass drum, first tom, floor tom and crash cymbals.
  • 65. Basic Linear Phrasing
    In this drum lesson we are taking a look as basic linear phrasing. Playing in four different time signatures in a sub-division of sixteenth notes and always playing the hi hat on the quarter note. We are playing each exercise between snare drum and bass drum and then improvised around the drum kit to get used to the different sound sources.
  • 66. Linear Phrase In 7/8 Time
    In this drum lesson we are in 7/8 time and playing four 4 bar phrases. A 7/8 drum groove between hi hats, snare drum and bass drum followed by a linear drum fill idea. The drum fill incorporates a single paradiddle and is played between snare drum and bass drum in the first exercise then uses more sound sources around the drum kit.
  • 67. Linear Phrase 3 / 5 / 3 / 5
    In this drum lesson we are playing a groove using a linear phrase of 3 5 3 5 working through five exercises - starting with our sticking played between snare drum and bass drum while playing the hi hat on the quarter note. Then with each further exercise our linear groove becomes more complex as we are using rudiments and other drum techniques to play the grooves.
  • 68. Linear Phrase 3 / 6 / 3 / 4
    In this drum lesson we are playing a groove using a linear phrase of 3 6 3 4 working through five exercises - starting with our sticking played between snare drum and bass drum while playing the hi hat on the quarter note. Then with each further exercise our linear groove becomes more complex as we are using rudiments and other drum techniques to play the grooves.
  • 69. Linear Fill Ideas In 5/8 Time
    In this drum lesson we are playing linear drum fill ideas in 5/8 time. Playing three bars of a drum groove in 5/8 then our fill ideas. We are playing our linear fill idea between the snare drum and the bass drum in the first exercise then playing round the drum kit and also changing sub-divisions in some exercises.
  • 70. Linear Fills 3 / 3 / 5 / 5 - Adding Quarter Note Hi Hat Pattern
    In this drum lesson we are playing four linear drum fill ideas using a linear phrase of 3 5 3 5. Playing four way coordination throughout the lesson. Playing eighth notes on the ride cymbal in the groove and adding sixteenth notes and 32nd note ghost notes. Playing sixteenth notes in drums fills 1+2 and a mixture of sixteenth notes and 32nd notes incorporating hi hat stepping in drum fills 3+4.
  • 71. Sixteenth Note Groupings
    In this drum lesson we are working through various groupings over sixteenth notes. Playing in three different time signatures to resolve each phrase every bar. Playing on the snare drum and then improvising around the drum kit while keeping the hi hats on the quarter note. Accenting the first note of each grouping our accent will alternate between right and left hand for all odd numbers but will remain with the leading hand for all even numbers.
  • 72. Sixteenth Note Triplet Groupings
    In this drum lesson we are working through various groupings over sixteenth note triplets. Playing in three different time signatures to resolve each phrase every bar. Playing on the snare drum and then improvising around the drum kit while keeping the hi hats on the quarter note. Accenting the first note of each grouping our accent will alternate between right and left hand for all odd numbers but will remain with the leading hand for all even numbers.
  • 73. Thirty Second Note Groupings
    In this drum lesson we are working through various groupings over 32nd notes. Playing in three different time signatures to resolve each phrase every bar. Playing on the snare drum and then improvising around the drum kit while keeping the hi hats on the quarter note. Accenting the first note of each grouping our accent will alternate between right and left hand for all odd numbers but will remain with the leading hand for all even numbers.
  • 74. Samba Phrasing No. 1 - Sixteenth Notes
    In this drum lesson we are playing a samba foot ostinato - the first and last sixteenth note of each beat on the bass drum and the hi hats on the '+' of each beat. Playing a sub-division of sixteenth notes over the top of this in two time signatures we are phrasing various rudiments on the snare drum and when comfortable improvising them around the drum kit.
  • 75. Samba Phrasing No. 2 - Sixteenth Notes
    In this drum lesson we are playing a samba foot ostinato - the first and last sixteenth note of each beat on the bass drum and the hi hats on the '+' of each beat. Playing a sub-division of sixteenth notes over the top of this in three time signatures we are phrasing various rudiments on the snare drum and when comfortable improvising them around the drum kit.
  • 76. Samba Phrasing No. 3 - Eighth Note Triplets
    In this drum lesson we are playing a samba foot ostinato - the first and last sixteenth note of each beat on the bass drum and the hi hats on the '+' of each beat. Playing a sub-division of eighth note triplets over the top of this we are phrasing various rudiments on the snare drum and when comfortable improvising them around the drum kit.
  • 77. Samba Phrasing No. 4 - Eighth Note Triplets
    In this drum lesson we are playing a samba foot ostinato - the first and last sixteenth note of each beat on the bass drum and the hi hats on the '+' of each beat. Playing a sub-division of eighth note triplets over the top of this and playing in three time signatures - we are phrasing various rudiments on the snare drum and when comfortable improvising them around the drum kit.
  • 78. Samba Phrasing No. 5 - Sixteenth Note Triplets
    In this drum lesson we are playing a samba foot ostinato - the first and last sixteenth note of each beat on the bass drum and the hi hats on the '+' of each beat. Playing a sub-division of sixteenth note triplets over the top of this we are phrasing various rudiments on the snare drum and when comfortable improvising them around the drum kit.
  • 79. Samba Phrasing No. 6 - Sixteenth Note Triplets
    In this drum lesson we are playing a samba foot ostinato - the first and last sixteenth note of each beat on the bass drum and the hi hats on the '+' of each beat. Playing a sub-division of sixteenth note triplets over the top of this and playing in three time signatures we are phrasing various rudiments on the snare drum and when comfortable improvising them around the drum kit.
  • 80. Samba Phrasing No. 7 - Thirty Second Notes
    In this drum lesson we are playing a samba foot ostinato - the first and last sixteenth note of each beat on the bass drum and the hi hats on the '+' of each beat. Playing a sub-division of 32nd notes over the top of this we are phrasing various rudiments on the snare drum and when comfortable improvising them around the drum kit.
  • 81. Samba Phrasing No. 8 - Thirty Second Notes
    In this drum lesson we are playing a samba foot ostinato - the first and last sixteenth note of each beat on the bass drum and the hi hats on the '+' of each beat. Playing a sub-division of 32nd notes over the top of this and playing in three time signatures we are phrasing various rudiments on the snare drum and when comfortable improvising them around the drum kit.
  • 82. Sticking In Five Through Various Sub-Divisions
    In this drum lesson we are playing a five note sticking through four sub-divisions - eighth note triplets, sixteenth notes, sixteenth note triplets and 32nd notes. We are playing between snare drum, first tom, second tom and floor tom. We are not using the bass drum when playing these fills but we are keeping the hi hats on the quarter note throughout the blues and funk grooves and our five note sticking fills. We are playing each groove three times and our drum fills in bar four.
  • 83. Sticking In Five Hands / Feet Through Various Sub-Divisions
    In this drum lesson we are playing 4 bar phrases - 3 bars of a funk drum groove followed by 4 drum fills playing sixteenth notes and sixteenth note triplets. Playing the hi hat on the quarter note and keeping an eighth note ride cymbal pattern throughout the grooves and fills - we are playing a phrase of five notes between the non leading hand and the bass drum.
  • 84. Hands / Feet Rudiment Exercises Ideas
    In this drum lesson we are playing some coordination exercises between hands and feet. Using the snare drum and bass drum we are playing four exercises with a mixture of double strokes and single paradiddles - playing between eighth notes and sixteenth notes.
  • 85. Polyrhythmic Grooves
    In this drum lesson we are playing five two bar phrases keeping the same snare drum and bass drum pattern. Changing either the ride cymbal or the hi hats in the second bar to create a polyrhythm. In exercise five we are phrasing single strokes between hands and feet around the drum kit with a quarter note hi hat ostinato and in bar two playing the hi hat every three sixteenth notes.
  • 86. Jazz - Comping Exercises No. 1
    In this drum lesson we are playing through some jazz comping exercises - 12 exercises of snare drum and bass drum combinations on various eighth note triplets played between the non leading hand and the foot. We need to be able to comfortably play these exercises while keeping our jazz ride pattern and playing the hi hats on beats 2+4.
  • 87. Jazz - Comping Exercises No. 2
    In this drum lesson we are playing through some jazz comping exercises - 11 exercises of snare drum and bass drum combinations on various eighth note triplets played between the non leading hand and the foot. We need to be able to comfortably play these exercises while keeping our jazz ride pattern and playing the hi hats on beats 2+4.
  • 88. Jazz Exercises
    In this drum lesson we are playing five 2 bar phrases and all the time playing our jazz ride pattern with the leading hand and keeping the hi hats on beats 2+4. Playing some polyrhythmic snare drum patterns in exercises 1+2 - then phrasing various rudiments between the snare drum and the bass drum.
Author Dan Jacobs
Course Provider Dan's Drum Lessons
Format Streaming
Length 7 hours 13 mins
Level Advanced
Price $31.58

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