Eighth-Note Open Hi-Hat Beats Part 2

 

In this lesson we take the open hi-hat patterns learned in part one and combine them with a set of eighth-note bass drum variations/additions to…


Eighth-Note Open Hi-Hat Beats Part 1

 

This lesson introduces basic open hi-hat patterns to the eighth-note rock beat by placing open/closed hi-hat notes in different eighth-note positions in the bar. If…


Eighth-Note Rock Beat Hi-Hat Accents

 

This lesson introduces various accented hi-hat patterns to the eighth-note rock beat as a simple but effective way of changing the feel of your beats.


Eighth-Note Rock Beat Eighth-Note Kick Additions Part 3

 

This 3-part lesson expands on the eighth-note rock beat and contains 112 exercises – all based on adding & subtracting bass drum notes in various…


Eighth-Note Rock Beat Eighth-Note Kick Additions Part 2

 

This 3-part lesson expands on the eighth-note rock beat and contains 112 exercises – all based on adding & subtracting bass drum notes in various…


Eighth-Note Rock Beat Eighth-Note Kick Additions Part 1

 

This 3-part lesson expands on the eighth-note rock beat and contains 112 exercises – all based on adding & subtracting bass drum notes in various…


Sixteenth-Note Rock Beat

 

This lessons shows you how to play the 4/4 Sixteenth-Note Rock Beat, plus a few useful hi-hat variations involving accents and alternate hi-hat rhythms for…


Eighth-Note Rock Beat

 

The Eighth-Note Rock Beat is one of the fundamental beats in drumming and one of the cornerstone rhythmic feels in western popular music. Once you…


Quarter-Note Rock Beat

 

The Quarter-Note Rock Beat (initially introduced to me as the “2/4 Beat”) is the first thing I ever learned to play on drums. After that…


Pimping Your Singles, Doubles & Paradiddles

 

This quick lesson/practice tip shows you a simple way to achieve more consistency when changing between singles, doubles and paradiddles.

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Extending The Six Stroke Roll

 

The six-stroke roll is a versatile and musical rudiment, but it’s non-alternating nature gives it some limitations that this lesson helps to overcome, making it…


Extending The Flam Accent

 

This group of exercises shows you some extensions and modifications to the flam accent rudiment with the aim of enhancing it’s usefulness as a musical…


Sixteenth-Note Kick Grooves

 

This lesson shows you a set of bass drum variations for your rock & funk beats. This means that bass drum notes may fall on…


Sixteenth-Note Kick & Snare Grooves

 

This lesson shows you a set of combined bass drum and snare drum variations for your rock & funk beats. This means that bass drum…


Polyrhythms For Dummies

 

This lesson introduces you to the concept of polyrhythms, and demonstrates the formula for working out everything from basic and advanced polyrhythms based on any…


Performing with Chukale – “Chan Chan”

I’ve been using a new camera to record some gigs lately so I’ll be sharing the footage from…


Hi-Hat Control Exercises

 

This lesson aims to get you using your hi-hats more dynamically and creatively. The exercises themselves are rooted in 4-way co-ordination and take you through…


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…


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…


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…


Stick Technique – Traditional Grip

 

Ever see those drummers who hold one of their sticks funny? If you want to know what that’s all about this lesson shows you why…


Stick Technique – The Basics

 

Never held a drum stick before, or just want to know if you’re on the right track? This is the lesson for you. You’ll learn…


Stick Technique – Rim Shots

 

This lesson shows you how to draw out maximum power and tone from your snare drum using a common technique called the rim shot.

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Stick Technique – Matched Grip

 

Matched Grip’ is the most practical and commonly used grip for modern drummers. This lesson shows you the basic concept, and the 3 variations on…


Stick Technique – Dynamic Strokes

This is one of my favourite concepts to teach. The ‘Dynamic Strokes’ (Full, Down, Tap, Up) are key in an approach to stick technique that…


Rudiments – Triple Stroke Roll

 

In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Triple Stroke Roll drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can…


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…


Rudiments – Triple Paradiddle

 

In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Triple Paradiddle drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be…


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…


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…