Category: Intermediate Lessons

Swinging Latin Grooves

  These ‘swinging latin’ grooves came out of the bebop era, when Cuban percussion rhythms were being introduced to American jazz. They are often used in songs that change between a straight ‘latin’ feel and the triplet-based swing feel (e.g. Green Dolphin Street). They are played straight in the demonstration video, but can also be

Drum Fills For 4/4 Rock & Funk

  In this video, you’ll see 55 different 4/4 drum fills that you can copy and try out in your own drumming. They start out simple and get more complex toward the end. See the slow-motion version of the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Olrj3XsjVWc Downloads:   PDF Worksheet Sample:

Rudiments – Triple Ratamacue

  In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Triple Ratamacue drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit. Downloads:   PDF Worksheet Sample:

Rudiments – Thirteen Stroke Roll

  In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Thirteen Stroke Roll drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit. Downloads:   PDF Worksheet Sample:

Rudiments – Ten Stroke Roll

In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Ten Stroke Roll drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit. Downloads:   PDF Worksheet Sample:

Rudiments – Swiss Army Triplet

  In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Swiss Army Triplet drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit. Downloads:   PDF Worksheet Sample:

Rudiments – Single Ratamacue

  In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Single Ratamacue drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit. Downloads:   PDF Worksheet Sample:

Rudiments – Single Flammed Mill

  In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Single Flammed Mill drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit. Downloads:   PDF Worksheet Sample:

Rudiments – Single Dragadiddle

  In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Single Dragadiddle drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit. Downloads:   PDF Worksheet Sample:

Rudiments – Single Drag Tap

  In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Single Drag Tap drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit. Downloads:   PDF Worksheet Sample:

Rudiments – Seventeen Stroke Roll

  In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Seventeen Stroke Roll drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit. Downloads:   PDF Worksheet Sample:

Rudiments – Seven Stroke Roll

  In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Seven Stroke Roll drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit. Downloads:   PDF Worksheet Sample:

Rudiments – Pataflafla

  In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Pataflafla drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit. Downloads:   PDF Worksheet Sample:

Rudiments – Nine Stroke Roll

  In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Nine Stroke Roll drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit. Downloads:   PDF Worksheet Sample:

Rudiments – Inverted Flam Tap

  In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Inverted Flam Tap drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit. Downloads:   PDF Worksheet Sample:

Rudiments – Flamacue

  In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Flamacue drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit. Downloads:   PDF Worksheet Sample:

Rudiments – Flam Paradiddle

  In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Flam Paradiddle drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit. Downloads:   PDF Worksheet Sample:

Rudiments – Flam Paradiddle-diddle

  In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Flam Paradiddle-diddle drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit. Downloads:   PDF Worksheet Sample:

Rudiments – Flam Drag

  In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Flam Drag drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit. Downloads:   PDF Worksheet Sample:

Rudiments – Flam Accent

  In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Flam Accent drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit. Downloads:   PDF Worksheet Sample:

Rudiments – Five Stroke Roll

In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Five Stroke Roll drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit. Downloads:   PDF Worksheet Sample:

Rudiments – Fifteen Stroke Roll

In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Fifteen Stroke Roll drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit. Downloads:   PDF Worksheet Sample:

Rudiments – Eleven Stroke Roll

In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Eleven Stroke Roll drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit. Downloads:   PDF Worksheet Sample:

Rudiments – Drag Paradiddle 2

  In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Drag Paradiddle 2 drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit. Downloads:   PDF Worksheet Sample:

Rudiments – Drag Paradiddle 1

  In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Drag Paradiddle 1 drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit. Downloads:   PDF Worksheet Sample:

Rudiments – Double Ratamacue

  In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Double Ratamacue drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit. Downloads:   PDF Worksheet Sample:

Rudiments – Double Drag Tap

  In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Double Drag Tap drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit. Downloads:   PDF Worksheet Sample:

Jazz Brushes

  Learning to play with brushes can be a great way to start discovering some of the secret sounds hidden inside your drum kit. This lesson introduces some basic brush techniques in a jazz/swing context. Downloads:   PDF Worksheet Sample:

Foot Technique – Double Strokes

  This lesson on foot technique helps you begin to unlock the secrets of developing speed and power into your bass drum and pedal hi-hat strokes. Downloads:   PDF Worksheet Sample:

Trading Drum Solos

  In this lesson you’ll learn a technique often used in jazz and other types of improvised music for drummers to take a drum solo while still interacting with the band. Downloads:   PDF Worksheet Sample:

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