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Paul Wertico Paul Wertico - The Art of Soloing
Paul will give you some insight as to how you can shape your soloing sound and individual voice with some of the choices you make on the drums.
Adam Kuns Adam Kuns - Rudiments on the Drum Set
Adam will demonstrate some ways that you can take your rudimental practice to the drums and answer your questions live.
Adam Kuns Adam Kuns - Odd Time Signatures: 9
We examine how we can play in 9. This covers the basic counting, ways we can divide 9, as well as some common patterns.
Adam Kuns Adam Kuns - Odd Time Signatures: 3
We examine how we can play in 3. This covers the basic counting, ways we can divide 3, as well as some common patterns.
Adam Kuns Adam Kuns - Beat Displacement
Get a closer and more in-depth look at how we can use beat displacement to create some really intricate sounding drumming and syncopated feel
Adam Kuns Adam Kuns - Syncopated Patterns
Take your comfort zone and leave it behind! We will take a look at some fun and challenging syncopated patterns.
Adam Kuns Adam Kuns - Using Brushes in Latin Styles
We will examine how to play a Bossa Nova and a Samba using brushes.
Nick Ruffini Nick Ruffini - Non-Linear Coordination
In this lesson, Nick Ruffini shows how you can use Stick Control to develop non-linear coordination.
Adam Kuns Adam Kuns - Learn the Shuffles!
What do Louis Prima, Bernard Purdie and Texas have in common... The Shuffle! Tune in to find out why.
Adam Kuns Adam Kuns - Get Started with Brushes
Adam will show basic brush technique and how you can jump start your playing with brushes!
Adam Kuns Adam Kuns - Funk Variations
We will look at the more traditional James Brown style and the 16th note style funk by group Earth, Wind & Fire.
Adam Kuns Jon Wilkes - Better Ways to Improve
Jon Wilkes of The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, will give you some secrets that he learned to help you improve faster.
Adam Kuns Adam Kuns - Four on the Floor

In this lesson, Adam will show you several different ways that you can enhance your basic four on the floor pattern.
Adam Kuns Adam Kuns - Playing Figures

In this lesson, Adam will show you how you can get started reading music and playing figures effectively.
Bruce Becker Bruce Becker Swing and Motion Series

In this series of lessons, Bruce will show you how you can apply fundamentals, good motion, and swing to enhance all aspects of your playing.
Bruce Becker Playing with Power

This lesson will show you the basic things that you can do with your technique on the drum set to get a lot of power. Adam will introduce the idea of playing powerfully, and how it is different from playing 'harder'. Time to work out!
Bruce Becker Using Vocabulary in 7/8

Frustrated when your mind goes blank while playing in an odd time signature? You are not alone! In this lesson we will focus specifically on 7/8 and some techniques that you can use to translate what you already know into vocabulary in 7/8!
Bruce Becker Intro to Double Bass with Adam Kuns

In this lesson, Adam shows you a few exercises that you can use to bring your double bass playing up to speed. These exercises specifically target the evenness between the limbs.
Bruce Becker Colaiuta Bass with Adam Kuns

These are a few licks and fills in the style of drumming master Vinnie Colaiuta. The fluidity of these figures is what gives them their character and music deliniation.
Val Sepulveda Lesson 9 with Val Sepulveda

In the penultimate lesson of this series, Val combines 8th notes, triplets, and 16th notes.
Adam Kuns Ride the Crash! with Adam Kuns

Learn how you can use your crash cymbal to improve your dynamic sensibilities and enhance the feeling of your groove and time.
Val Sepulveda Lesson 8 with Val Sepulveda

Val demonstrates the 8th note triplet. Learn how to play triplets in 3/4 and 4/4 as both drum beats and fills.
Val Sepulveda Lesson 7 with Val Sepulveda

In this lesson, Val shows us the third rock beat. She also demonstarates the kick drum technique which is the key element for this beat.
Val Sepulveda Lesson 6 with Val Sepulveda

To introduce the second half of this series, Val begins to combine 8th notes with 16th notes. You will be able to create a wide variety of patterns just using these two subdivisions.
Val Sepulveda Lesson 5 with Val Sepulveda

Val introduces the concept of 16th notes. She will demonstrate how to use them effectively in both grooves and fills.
Kuns Essential Styles - Disco with Adam Kuns

Take a trip in the time machine back a few decades to learn the Disco beat! Come catch the Boogie Fever, dance, and DRUM!
Val Sepulveda Lesson 4 with Val Sepulveda

Val discusses and shows you some basic drum fills in this lesson. You'll get both 8th and 16th note fills.
Kuns Essential Styles - Soca with Adam Kuns

The Soca groove is also referred to as Calypso sometimes. It relies on a four on the floor ostinato and a relaxed feel.
Kuns Essential Styles - Songo with Adam Kuns

In this new series we dive into a host of new styles for you to learn! This week is Songo, a groove that is Afro-Cuban in origin.
Val Sepulveda Lesson 3 with Val Sepulveda

2013 Hit Like A Girl Winner Val Sepulveda stopped by the DC Studios to give a series of beginner lessons.
JR Robinson Lesson 2 with Val Sepulveda

2013 Hit Like A Girl Winner Val Sepulveda stopped by the DC Studios to give a series of beginner lessons.
JR Robinson Guest Artist Lesson with JR Robinson

JR stopped by the DC Studios to give a great lesson on making time come alive.
Val Sepulveda Lesson 1 with Val Sepulveda

2013 Hit Like A Girl Winner Val Sepulveda stopped by the DC Studios to give a series of beginner lessons. This is the first of 10 lessons.
Bisquera Guest Artist Lesson with Curt Bisquera Pt. 1 & 2

Curt Bisquera takes a break from touring with Sarah McLachlan to share some tips with you on how to make it groove.
Becker Moeller Method with Bruce Becker

This is a lesson with Bruce Becker on the breakdown of the Moeller Method.
Kuns Basic Song Form and Play Along with Adam Kuns

This is Adam's beginner lesson on Basic Song Form and Play Along.
Barrera Get A Bigger Sound with Javier Barrera

In this lesson, Javier sits down with Don Lombardi to explain how to get a bigger sound out of your kit.
Bruce Becker Left Hand and Foot 16ths with Adam Kuns Part 2

This is Adam's second advanced lesson on developing independence around the set.
Bruce Becker Drum Beat #6 and Review with Adam Kuns

This is the last lesson in Adam's Beginner series.
Bruce Becker Evolution of Phrasing Part 1 with Bruce Becker

This is Part 1 of Bruce Becker's Evolution of Phrasing lessons.
Bruce Becker Left Hand and Foot 16ths with Adam Kuns

This is the start of a series of advanced lessons developing independence around the set.
Bruce Becker Hi Hat Bark and Fills with Adam Kuns

Adam demonstrates a cool hi-hat effect and goes over some basic fills.
Bruce Becker Mozambique with Adam Kuns

Adam breaks down the Latin style Mozambique in this intermediate lesson.
Bruce Becker Choreographing Rolls Part 3 with Bruce Becker

This is Part 3 of Bruce Becker's Choreographing Rolls lessons.
Bruce Becker Basic Drum Beats #4 and #5 with Adam Kuns

In this lesson, Adam demonstrates two more basic beginner drum beats.
Bruce Becker Jazz Ride Series Part 3 with Bruce Becker

Bruce talks about the independence and coordination between your hands and feet while playing a jazz ride pattern.
Bruce Becker Bossa Nova and the Clave with Adam Kuns

Adam demonstrates the Latin styles of Bossa Nova and the Clave in this advanced lesson.
Bruce Becker Funky Odd Times with Bruce Becker

Bruce plays some funky beats in some funky time signatures.
Bruce Becker Choreographing Rolls Part 2 with Bruce Becker

This is Part 2 of Bruce Becker's Choreographing Rolls lessons.
Bruce Becker Choreographing Rolls Part 1 with Bruce Becker

This is Part 1 of Bruce Becker's Choreographing Rolls lessons.
Bruce Becker Basic Drum Beats #2 and #3 with Adam Kuns

Adam plays through two beginner drum beats that will enhance your playing.
Bruce Becker 12/8 Afro-Cuban with Adam Kuns

In this Intermediate lesson, Adam demonstrates the 12/8 Afro-Cuban groove and variations of it.
Bruce Becker Basic Drum Beat #1 with Adam Kuns

This beginner lesson will show you a basic drum beat that will kickstart your playing.
Bruce Becker Calypso and Soca with Adam Kuns

Adam demonstrates the Latin patterns of Calypso and Soca in this Intermediate lesson.
Bruce Becker Basic Counting and Drum Beat with Adam Kuns

This beginner lesson addresses basic counting, and Adam demonstrates a simple drum groove.
Bruce Becker Fundamentals of the Drumset with Adam Kuns

In this beginner lesson, we discuss the fundamentals that are essential to your playing. This will enhance your understanding and approach towards the instrument.
Bruce Becker Using Paradiddles in Grooves and Fills with Adam Kuns

In this advanced lesson, we discuss the use of paradiddles in creating grooves and fills and adding variaton to your playing. This will expand your vocabulary and stylistic diversity.
Bruce Becker Chad Szeliga Interview

In this lesson, Chad Szeliga skypes in with Don Lombardi to talk about his DVD and some drumming tips.
Bruce Becker Bruce Becker - Jazz Sensibilities Lesson 2

This lesson, Bruce will emphasize some approach to Bass Drum 'comping' with some technical insights for the foot which will add to the previous week's lesson.
Bruce Becker Gregg Bissonette and Adam Kuns

In this lesson, Drum Channel Staff Instructor Adam Kuns gets a lesson from the legendary Gregg Bissonette focusing on increasing one's drumming vocabulary. They swap licks, break down and talk about various different patterns, and take some questions from the online audience.
Bruce Becker Bruce Becker - Jazz Sensibilities Lesson 1

In this lesson focusing on jazz patterns, Bruce describes the right hand technique in more depth and relates these lessons to Ted Reed's "Syncopation" and how the two work in tandem.
Adam Kuns Linear Funk Lesson 3 with Adam Kuns

In the last part of this series, we will examine the linear drumming of the studio master Steve Gadd. We will examine his groove from "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" as well as some idiomatic Gadd-isms that will broaden your vocabulary and time feel.
Adam Kuns Linear Funk Lesson 2 with Adam Kuns

In this lesson, we are going to check out these iconic grooves and fills from the legendary David Garibaldi. We will look at his drumming on the Tower of Power classics: “Squib Cakes, “Soul Vaccination”, and “What Is Hip".
Adam Kuns Linear Funk Lesson 1 with Adam Kuns

In this series, learn linear funk drumming and iconic linear grooves. This lesson is an introduction to some techniques and patterns.
Curt Bisquera Pocket Grooves with Curt Bisquera

This is a lesson with Curt Bisquera, he teaches you some great tips on pocket grooves with Don Lombardi.
Jaz Sawyer Brushes with Jaz Sawyer

This is a lesson with Jaz Sawyer. He talks about Brushes and matched vs. traditional grip.
Adam Kuns Building Bass Drum Technique with Adam Kuns

This is an awesome lesson with DC Instructor Adam Kuns on how to build your bass drum technique.
I play drums "I Play Drums" Lessons 1-3 with Don Lombardi and Cobus Potgieter

These are three great lessons for beginner drummers or to start with if you have never played before.
David Becker Tribune Stickings, Melodies and Modulations with Bruce Becker

This is a great lesson with Bruce Beckers on the ups and downs of paradiddles.
Rick Latham Rick Latham - Ramp Up Your Snare Drumming

This is a an awesome lesson with Rick Latham on how to ramp up your snare drumming.
Rick Latham Lesson with Rick Latham

This is a lesson with Rick Latham of Juice Newton. He shows some great ways to develop a signature sound.
Adam Kuns Adam Kuns - Songo and Samba

This is a lesson on Songo and Samba with DC Staff member Adam Kuns.
Bruce Becker Bruce Becker Lesson - Independence for Rock and Jazz

This is the re-broadcast of Bruce Becker's live lesson in December on independence in Rock and Jazz.
Rick Latham Using Technique To Develop Your Sound with Rick Latham

This is an amazing lesson with Rick Latham of Juice Newton!
Rich Redmond Rich Redmond - Syncopation For The Set

This is the re-broadcast of Rich's lesson in the DC Studios. He shares some great playing tips with you and answers some really great questions from Twitter and live chat.
Show Thumbnail Live Cobus Lesson - Inverted Paradiddle

This is a re-broadcast of Cobus's Live Lesson in the DC Studios. He goes over one of his ways he works a Paradiddle/Inverted Paradiddle around the drum set. He also answers some questions from his live chat.
Show Thumbnail Lesson with Cobus Potgieter - Groove from Upcoming Single

This is a re-broadcast of Cobus's Live Lesson in the DC Studios. He is excited to announce Ventura Light's new single is coming out soon and demonstrates how to play the main verse groove from that song.
Show Thumbnail Lesson with Cobus Potgieter - Cool Fill Part 3

This is a re-broadcast of Cobus's Live Lesson in the DC Studios. He demonstrates a fill that he uses in several songs and answers questions from his live chat.
Show Thumbnail Lesson with Cobus Potgieter - Cool Fill Part 2

This is a re-broadcast of Cobus's Live Lesson in the DC Studios. He demonstrates how to play one of his favorite Fills and answers questions from his live chat.
Show Thumbnail Cobus Potgieter Lesson - Cool Flam Fill

This is a re-broadcast of Cobus's Live Lesson in the DC Studios. He demonstrates how to play one of his favorite Flam Fills but also shows us Gregg Bissonette's version, which is where he got the inspiration from.
Show Thumbnail Cobus Potgieter Lesson - Heroes

This is a re-broadcast of Cobus's Live Lesson in the DC Studios. He plays "Heroes", the first song released from his band, Ventura Lights. He breaks down the verse, chorus, and bridge.
Show Thumbnail Cobus Potgieter Lesson - Huerta

This is a re-broadcast of Cobus's Live Lesson in the DC Studios. He shows us how to play the Huerta, and different ways to change up the sound and feel of it. Have fun practicing and trying your own rendition of the Huerta!
Show Thumbnail Lesson with Curt Bisquera - Playing Drums With A Bass Player

Curt Bisquera with the very talented bass player Dan Lutz, demonstrate how to play the drums with a bass player.
Show Thumbnail Lesson with Bruce Becker - Bass Drum Technique

This is the Re-broadcast of the live lesson from Bruce Becker. He discusses how he applies what he learned from Freddie Gruber and passes it on to his students. Don Lombardi joins Bruce as he discusses the importance of posture and body position for better handle on Bass Drum technique.
Show Thumbnail Various Patterns Around The Kit with Glen Sobel

This is a re-broadcast of Glen's Live Lesson in the DC Studios. He answered questions from our live chat and Twitter.
Show Thumbnail Lesson with Colin Bailey

This is a re-broadcast of his Live Lesson in the DC Studios.
Show Thumbnail Applying Latin Rhythms To The Drumset with Alex Acuna

This is the Re-broadcast of the live lesson Alex did in the DC Studios. Don joins Alex and discusses applying Latin Rhythms to the drumset. In switch 2 they do a fifteen minute single stroke warmup. it's a great exercise for you to work on playing along with them for the full 15 minutes. If you do this everyday increasing your speed when you feel you can, you will develop amazing single strokes.
Show Thumbnail The French Grip with Bruce Becker

This is the Re-broadcast of the live lesson from Bruce Becker. He discusses the years he studied with Freddie Gruber and how he applies what he learned from Freddie and passes it on to his students. Don Lombardi joins Bruce as he discusses the importance of French grip for allowing the stick to bounce.
Show Thumbnail Lesson with Dave Elitch

This is the Re-broadcast of Dave's live lesson in February. Don lombardi joins him as he shares some stories and his influences followed by a jam.
Show Thumbnail Double Bass Fill with Cobus Potgieter

This is a re-broadcast of Cobus's Live Lesson in the DC Studios. He demonstrates some fills as well as gives you a sneak speek at the bridge part from one of Ventura Lights songs!
Show Thumbnail Cobus Potgieter Lesson- Ghost Notes

This is a re-broadcast of Cobus's Live Lesson in the DC Studios. He demonstrates a way to incorporate a "simple" ghost note pattern into your practice routine.
Show Thumbnail Cobus Potgieter and Peter Erskine - Jazz For Rock Drummers

Peter gives Cobus a lesson on "Jazz for Rock drummers".
Show Thumbnail Building Your Weak Hand with Cobus Potgieter

Cobus discussed some grip techniques he uses as well as some exercises he does to help his less dominant hand.
Show Thumbnail Cool Drum Fill with Cobus Potgieter

Cobus discussed the biggest challenge he faced while recording the drums for original material (for YTBP) and how he was able to overcome it. He also taught a quick little linear fill that he loves using.

 

TERRY BOZZIO LESSONS
Show Thumbnail Terry Bozzio Live Lesson 2 - Kit Description
Show Thumbnail Terry Bozzio Live Lesson 3 - Ostinato (Triplet) *FREE*
Show Thumbnail Terry Bozzio Live Lesson 6 - Singles and Doubles
Show Thumbnail Terry Bozzio Live Lesson 7 - Terry Answers Your Questions
Show Thumbnail Terry Bozzio Live Lesson 8 - Flammed Ruffs
Show Thumbnail erry Bozzio Live Lesson 10 - Quintuplets / Septuplets
Show Thumbnail Terry Bozzio Live Lesson 11 - Embellishments with 5 and 7 Stroke Rolls, Mixed Stickings
Show Thumbnail Terry Bozzio Live Lesson 12 - Terry Practices Two New Ostinatos
Show Thumbnail Terry Bozzio Live Lesson 15 - Right Hand to Right Foot and Left Hand to Left Foot Rolls and Fills
Show Thumbnail Terry Bozzio Live Lesson 16 - Simple Grooves
Show Thumbnail Terry Bozzio Live Lesson 17 - Terry with Don Lombardi
Show Thumbnail Terry Bozzio Live Lesson 18 - Terry Answers Questions
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Terry Bozzio Harmony Part 3

This is a lesson on Harmony from Terry's Art Of Drumming Series.

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Terry Bozzio Feedback Lesson

This is a live lesson that Terry dedicated to Feedback. Submit a Feedback video and a pro will take a look at it!

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Terry Bozzio Harmony Part 4

This is a lesson on Harmony from Terry's Art Of Drumming Series.