Cha Cha Cha / Bolero / Salsa

Teacher: Alex Acuña Length: 15 min Category: Vocabulary

Alex opens with some tips to get you started by recommending ways to go through basic rudiments with the clave left foot.

38 – Jazz Basic 4-way Coordination

Teacher: Gregg Bissonette Length: 6 min Category: Independence, Secrets From the Pros, Vocabulary

Adding the snare drum and bass drum on the "and" of 4 is the "salt and pepper" to the "meat and potatoes" of the ride on hi-hat.

88 – Five Stroke Roll with Hi-hat and Bass Drum

Teacher: Zoro Length: 7 min Category: Rudiments, Secrets From the Pros, Vocabulary

In this lesson, Zoro substitutes the hi-hat and bass drum as part of the five stroke roll, taking a basic rudiment to a whole new musical level.

131 – Double Bass Left Lead

Teacher: Narada Michael Walden Length: 4 min Category: Secrets From the Pros, Vocabulary

Narada shows you some tips on double bass left lead and explains how important he thinks it is to have a connection with your bass player when playing live.

159 – 16th’s Chad’s Way

Teacher: Chad Smith Length: 1 min Category: Secrets From the Pros, Technique

Chad's feel is a lesson to be learned. The 16th note snare rim shot pattern uses a stress and release musical approach. Listen to how he holds back then grooves solid back into the time.

189 – Make Your Fills Groove

Teacher: Curt Bisquera Length: 3 min Category: General, Secrets From the Pros

In this lesson, Curt explains some tips on how to make your fills groove by playing dynamically and using accents.

219 – Incorporating Percussion

Teacher: Walfredo Reyes Jr Length: 7 min Category: Independence, Secrets From the Pros, Vocabulary

Walfredo will demonstrate how you can begin to add percussion into your drum set playing and add more depth and dimension to your sound.

Hertas On The Drumset

Teacher: Cobus Potgieter Length: 41 min Category: Live Rebroadcast, Rudiments, Vocabulary

Cobus Potgieter demonstrates how to play the Huerta, and different orchestrations and variations to change up the sound and feel of it.


Teacher: Adam Kuns Length: 24 min Category: Live Rebroadcast, Vocabulary

Adam demonstrates the Latin style Mozambique in this intermediate lesson.

Shuffle Variations

Teacher: Rick Latham Length: 34 min Category: Live Rebroadcast, Vocabulary

Rick recorded some lessons with us earlier in the day that he talks about and demonstrates some of the concepts he presents in those lessons as well.