Category: Advanced Lessons

Steve Gadd’s 32nd-Note Groove

 

Steve Gadd’s highly inventive approach to creating original beats is typified and immortalised in this awesome thirty-second-note groove, based on a re-voiced inverted double stroke…


Paradiddle-diddle Fills & The PaPadiddle-diddle

 

This lesson shows you several ways to apply the paradiddle-diddle rudiment to the drum kit using simple voicings, additional accents and combining it with the…


Four-Way Independence Drills – Triplets on Quarter Notes

This set of independence & co-ordination exercises combines single-stroke, double-stroke and paradiddle stickings between the four limbs…


Four-Way Independence Drills – Eighth-Notes On Eighth-Notes

This lesson shows you 100 different ways to combine single-stroke and double-stroke stickings between the four limbs…


Songo Triplet Lick

 

This video shows you a drum lick based on a 12-note triplet sticking suitable for dropping into a Songo or other Cuban feel without breaking…


Licks – Woody Woodpecker

 

I came up with this 9-note drum lick back at university and have had people asking about it ever since. One YouTube commenter said it…


Licks – The Blushda

 

This is a powerful and very handy drum lick made up of a flam and a drag. With a little practice the ‘Blushda’ will sit…


Billy Cobham Melodic Pattern

 

Found in an old Billy Cobham drum clinic video, this pattern combines a 3-note pattern in the left hand with a 4-note pattern in the…


Swing – Advanced Snare & Kick Combinations

 

In this mini-lesson, Sacha demonstrates some great swing coordination exercises that really put your snare drum and bass drum to work! When you practice these…


Steve Gadd’s 32nd-Note Groove

 

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Steve Gadd invented some killer grooves over the years and this is one of my favourites. It’s incredibly simple but…


Funk Over Swing Polyrhythm

 

In this video, Sacha plays a swing coordination exercise where the right hand plays a traditional cymbal beat while the other three limbs play a…


Cowbell Funk

 

This is essentially a video response to a YouTube video Sacha posted a few years back. Quite a few people wanted to know what was…