fundamental

The Outside Release Motion ®

Teacher: Ralph Humphrey Length: 8 min Category: Technique

The outside release motion was developed by the legendary Sanford Moeller.  This is fundamental to efficient playing motion and creating stress notes.

1 – Sitting Position & Playing the Bass Drum on 1-2-3-4

Teacher: Chad Smith Length: 7 min Category: Free, General

Learn how to sit comfortably while playing the bass drum and getting the limbs and brain moving.

3 – Playing Rock Beat #1

Teacher: Chad Smith Length: 14 min Category: General, Vocabulary

In this lesson, we put everything together to play our first full beat.

Fills with Combined Rock Beats

Teacher: Chad Smith Length: 16 min Category: Free, General, Independence - Develop Your Coordination, Vocabulary

This is the last lesson in Chad Smith’s course, “Basic Rock Drumming Chad’s Way.” You should start with Lesson 1 if you are a beginner. All 10 lessons are included in your subscription.

4 – Playing Basic Rock Beat #1: With Ride Cymbal, Toms, and Hi Hat on 2 & 4

Teacher: Chad Smith Length: 14 min Category: General, Vocabulary

We are now going to add in the other drum set elements into this beat.

Combining Rock Beat #1 & #3: Adding Crash Cymbals

Teacher: Chad Smith Length: 12 min Category: General, Vocabulary

Let's add some musicality and dynamics to these patterns using the crash cymbals.

5 – Playing Basic Rock Beat #2

Teacher: Chad Smith Length: 17 min Category: General, Vocabulary

Let's learn a new beat now that applies the same concepts we learned in rock beat #1.

Reviewing Beats: Moving the Right Hand Around Drums

Teacher: Chad Smith Length: 12 min Category: General, Vocabulary

Let's take time to review the three beats we learned and practice them with different right hand variations.

6 – Playing Basic Rock Beat #3

Teacher: Chad Smith Length: 11 min Category: General, Vocabulary

Let's add more vocabulary to our drumming with rock beat #3.

Basic Drum Fills on Snare Drums and Toms

Teacher: Chad Smith Length: 20 min Category: General, Vocabulary

Let's learn some basic drum fills to go along with our drum beat variations.