fundamentals

Discovering How To Ride Your Crash

Teacher: Adam Kuns Length: 21 min Category: Live Rebroadcast, Time Keeping, Vocabulary

Lets see how we can use the crash cymbal to enhance your dynamics and intensity level in a way that is both musical and stylistically appropriate.

C9a – Basic Drum Fills on Snare Drums and Toms | Exercise Only

Teacher: Chad Smith Length: 3 min Category: Independence

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

Pulling Sound Out Of The Kit

Teacher: Dave Elitch Length: 37 min Category: Foot Technique, Hand Technique, Live Rebroadcast, Musicianship

Dave addresses how to pull sound out of the kit, as well as preparing yourself for real world applications of reading and learning music.

C7a – Reviewing Beats: Moving the Right Hand Around Drums | Exercise Only

Teacher: Chad Smith Length: 3 min Category: Independence

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

4 – 7 Basic Strokes

Teacher: Chad Wackerman Length: 18 min Category: Technique

Following the four basic elements, Chad now discusses 7 basic strokes as they were explained to him by Murray.

C8a – Combining Rock Beat #1 & #3: Adding Crash Cymbals | Exercise Only

Teacher: Chad Smith Length: 2 min Category: Independence

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

Rudiments Applied to Music – Not Just Your Drum Set

Teacher: Adam Kuns Length: 34 min Category: Live Rebroadcast, Musical Styles, Rudiments, Vocabulary

Let's check out some ways we can use all of our rudimental vocabulary in ways that will support the music rather than overwhelm it.

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

Teacher: Chad Smith Length: 7 min Category: Independence

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

The 5 Most Common Mistakes Drummers Make

Teacher: Dave Elitch Length: 1 hr 3 min Category: Live Rebroadcast, Musicianship, Practice Tips, Time Keeping

One of todays most in demand teachers demonstrates the 5 most common mistakes he sees drummers making and how you can improve those areas.

Playing: The Basic Backup Beat

Teacher: Adam Kuns Length: 5 min Category: Beats / Grooves

This beat is useful in nearly every style of music as a ways to get your bearings and use your ears to hear what the others are playing.