Learn The Beginner Rock BeatsVal Sepulveda - Winner of the Hit Like a Girl Contest
Val Sepulveda is joined by world class drummers Chad Smith, Gregg Bissonette, Greg Garmen. If you've never played drums before, we suggest you take this course before moving on to "Basic Rock Drumming Chad's Way."
Basic Rock Drumming Chad's WayChad Smith - Drummer for The Red Hot Chili Peppers
Chad Smith will give you a unique insight into the difference between playing a beat and playing a groove. This course could offer you one of the most important lessons of your drumming career. So whether you aspiring to be a professional or just starting out, this course will set you in the right direction.
Technique 1 - Basic Body MotionRalph Humphrey - Drum Chair for Los Angeles College of Music
Holding the stick, wrist turns and the bounce stroke are the foundation of how comfortable and fast you can play. These Lessons are good to review no matter how long you have been playing.
Ready to PlayAl Velasquez - Drum Channel Faculty Artist/Benisé
These beginning lessons will teach you what you need to know so you can play your drums for fun, play along with records or play with a band. For more advanced study on subjects in this beginner course, we will suggest other lessons on Drum Channel at the end of each lesson.
Introduction to JazzGregg Bissonette - Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band and Legendary Studio musician
If you’ve never played Jazz before, this series of drum lessons will teach you basic patterns and how to approach the drumset with a Jazz feel.
Play Rudiments: Rudimental Crash CourseAdam Kuns - Drum Channel Faculty Artist and professional musician
In this course, we are going to learn our 40 standard rudiments. It doesn't matter what level you are at, it's important to have these all under your belt so that you can be well rounded and will have a wide variety of sticking choices and different ways of playing and approaching music. The Practice Assist Metronome feature is available for Drum Channel subscribers.
Bass Drum ControlColin Bailey - Vince Guaraldi and Author of "Bass Drum Control"
Colin Bailey's legendary book Bass Drum Control has sold over 50,000 copies. Now for the first time Colin explains his amazing technique on the critical principles of speed, control and endurance.
Frontiers of Composition and ArticulationNeil Peart - RUSH
Neil Peart's Master Class equips you with creative concepts and applications to expand your musical vocabulary as he shares what he has learned in the areas of composition and articulation.
Emergency Styles Toolkit Vol 1: The Essential GenresAdam Kuns - Drum Channel Faculty Artist and professional musician
In this course, we will take a look at some essential styles that are commonly played and some ways you can master the idiosyncrasies of each one. These are meant to be learned by spending considerable time on each groove and style, so make sure to take it slow and methodically. New lessons are added weekly!
The Emergency Styles Toolkit Vol 2: Expanded Vocabulary | Currently in ProgressAdam Kuns - Drum Channel Faculty Artist and professional musician
Due to popular demand, we are back with The Emergency Styles Tookit Vol 2. This course will feature new styles as well as variations and fills that you can associate with styles from Vol 1 and 2. With the world at our fingertips and more music available to us than ever before in history, it's important to get familiar with and understand many different styles of music as a working drummer.
Rhythm 1Terry Bozzio - Frank Zappa and Modern Drummer Hall of Fame
Terry teaches basic permutations of triplet and sixteenth notes and how to use them in an ostinato. This Rhythm 1 class consists of 7 online drum lessons and is the 1st in the series entitled The Art of Drumming.
How to Read MusicJoe Porcaro - Legendary Educator
Learning to read music can be fun. If you are taking private lessons, the more you learn about reading on Drum Channel, the more time your teacher will have for you on the drumset. These lessons will give you some often used terms and get you thinking about the principles of music, along with starting to play what you read.
Foot TechniqueMike Packer
At the completion of the DC Bass Drum Technique Series, students will have the knowledge and ability to play many commonly used bass drum rhythms and patterns accurately.
Authentic Latin Rhythms On The DrumsetAlex Acuña - Weather Report and Legendary Studio musician
Winner of Modern Drummer's Reader Poll for five consecutive years as "Best Latin/Brazilian Percussionist" Alex is both a master and historian of Latin rhythms.
Zigaboo: The Originator Of New Orleans Funky Drumming - 10 Lessons and Documentary in 4 partsZigaboo Modeliste
Joseph "Zigaboo" Modeliste was recognized with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and his recordings with The Meters are legendary. He breaks down, discusses and demonstrates the essence of his feel and his grooves that made the New Orleans second line funk drumming sound. Being funky is one of the biggest compliments a drummer can receive and Zig is the master. In addition, the documentary portion will be one of the most important lessons of your drumming career.
Six-Way IndependenceMarco Minnemann
Marco's master class is a series of eight lessons that will open your mind and body to new melodic adventures on the drum set. It will get you into Marco’s head, understanding what he practiced and how he developed his amazing technique.
The Art of Jazz Rock Drumming - Documentary with Multiple LessonsDanny Seraphine
Classic fills and grooves by the man who created them. As a founding member of the rock band "Chicago", Danny has pioneered the style of Jazz Rock Drumming. Danny takes you back to the city of Chicago where he and his band created history. Concert and training are both included in this amazing DVD. Danny toured the United States in November with this new DVD and his autobiography Street Player: My Chicago Story.
Matt Garstka - State of the ArtMatt Garstka
Matt Garstka is the drummer for Animals as Leaders and his new project Victoria with Joshua de la Victoria. In this course, Matt Garstka performs all 7 songs from Victoria's debut EP "Modern Value" and also does a breakdown for each song. This course also features an interview with Matt and Joshua, plus 2 bonus lessons.
Hands - Feet - Mind - SoulStephen Perkins
Stephen breaks down 11 classic Jane's Addiction songs, and gives students a full analysis of each song. the goal of this Artist Course is to add new beats to your drumming vocabulary. Stephen will show you how he plays his classic drum parts, explain why he chose to play them, and how they set the foundation for the song. That knowledge is often what defines good drummers from great drummers.
Rhythm 3Terry Bozzio
In Rhythm 3, Terry goes through the different mixed sticking permutations in both the triple and duple realm. He demonstrates the stickings in six different ways: hands only, feet only, right side, left side, and then crossing with right hand/left foot and left hand/right foot.
Rhythm 2Terry Bozzio
Hearing Terry play these basic ostinato patterns on a pad, then a 5-piece kit, then a monster kit, brings home the message that it’s not the size of the drumset you play that makes you a musical drummer, it’s the approach you take to whatever size drumset you have. Terry begins these patterns slowly and then builds speed, just as you will have to do. When you finish Rhythm 2, you will have a clear idea of the concept of ostinatos and there’s no better way to learn than from the master himself. Watch the preview and see full list of lessons below.
Rudiments on CongasAlex Acuña
This course will break down and demonstrate some basic common conga patterns to you as well as show you how to use your drum set rudiments on the Congas. Alex will show you the eight basic tones you should strive to master on the congas, and also demonstrate 15 rudiments and how they can be applied to Congas.
Yesterday * Today * Tomorrow - Multiple LessonsGregg Bissonette
Gregg is equally at home when he is on tour playing with "Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band" as he is in the studio recording with the top artists of today. In this 2 disc set, Gregg brings together two of his best educational videos, Private lesson and Playing, Reading and Soloing with a Band where you will learn how to write and read a drum chart so you can get the gig.