Free Video Lessons Coming Soon

Free Video Lessons Coming Soon

Hi Everyone – I’m preparing to post some online drum lesson videos in July. The videos will be pre recorded and posted on Youtube and Facebook. Please subscribe to my youtube channel and follow me on Facebook and you’ll see the videos when they are...
6 Double Bass Drum Practice Exercises

6 Double Bass Drum Practice Exercises

If you have a double bass drum pedal (double kick pedal) and are looking for some exercises to get started with, or to help you practice the basics, then these will be useful to you. These exercises would also be good for anyone that has been playing with a double...
Intermediate Drum Warm-Up – Part 2

Intermediate Drum Warm-Up – Part 2

Following on from the Grade 1-3 Drum Lesson Warm Up posted recently, and the intermediate drum warm-up Part 1 for drummers that have reached a higher level of ability (about Grade 4-6 +), here is the second part of the Intermediate drum warm up. This second part of...
Intermediate Drum Warm-Up – Part 1

Intermediate Drum Warm-Up – Part 1

You may also be interested in this drum book: Intermediate Beats Fills and Exercises, which focusses on Rock, Pop, Funk, and progressive styles. Following on from the Drum Lesson Warm Up posted a few days ago, this intermediate drum warm-up is for drummers that have...
Drum Lesson Warm Up

Drum Lesson Warm Up

5 warm up exercises for the start of a drum lesson. Sticking patterns, drum beats, drum fills and beats with 4 way co-ordination. These exercises that would be a good warm up at the start of a drum lesson or at the start of a drum practice session. Anyone from Grade 1...
The best practice pad I have ever owned: Meinl MPP-12

The best practice pad I have ever owned: Meinl MPP-12

The Meinl MPP-12 practice pad is quiet but loud enough that it’s satisfying to play. The rubber surface has some give to it so it’s not like hitting hard plastic. The bounce is realistic and similar to a tightly tuned snare.  I bought this pad to use...
Parts Of A Drumstick (Easy Explainer Guide)

Parts Of A Drumstick (Easy Explainer Guide)

Parts Of A Drumstick (Easy Explainer Guide) So, what are the parts of a drumstick? There are six parts of a drumstick. The tip strikes the drum. The neck is the thinnest point. The taper is where a stick thickens and widens. The shoulder is the thickest end of the...
8 funk rock drum beats with 16th note hi hats

8 funk rock drum beats with 16th note hi hats

To play these drum beats you must follow a RLRL pattern on the hi hats, and move over to the snare on beats 2 and 4 with the right hand (all opposite for left handers). The bass drum foot is doing all the work here but you will also need to make sure to lock in tight...