musicality

72 – Tuning Your Toms

Teacher: John Good Length: 9 min Category: Free, General

John gives Cobus Potgieter a lesson on tuning his toms, explaining how the pitch of the shell is relative to the tuning of the head.

Playing Ghost Notes

Teacher: Mike Packer Length: 3 min Category: Secrets From the Pros, Technique

Mike demonstrates his technique behind ghost notes and gives an example of what your ghost notes should sound like in retaliation to accented notes.

Building Your Weak Hand

Teacher: Cobus Potgieter Length: 42 min Category: Live Rebroadcast, Technique

Cobus discussed some grip techniques he uses as well as some exercises he does to help his less dominant hand.

43 – Playing with Another Drummer, Part 1

Teacher: Brooks Wackerman, John Wackerman Length: 5 min Category: Secrets From the Pros, Vocabulary

Brooks and John Wackerman are in demand drummers who played with Bad Religion and Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac.

81 – The Texas Shuffle

Teacher: James Gadson, Tony Braunagel Length: 8 min Category: Secrets From the Pros, Vocabulary

Gadson demonstrates a simple and informative example of The Texas Shuffle, explaining backbeats and other variations of the popular groove.

119 – Minimalizing your Drumset

Teacher: Bob Gatzen Length: 9 min Category: General, Secrets From the Pros

Here is a great practice idea. Just set up Kick - Snare Hat for a try. Then add on a tom and day by day add the rest of your set. Put them together in your normal setup, then set them up completely different.

192 – Fills Around The Kit

Teacher: JR Robinson Length: 11 min Category: Secrets From the Pros, Vocabulary

JR talks about using fills around the kit. He also demonstrates some of his most iconic fills. Your going to want to check this one out!

Expanding Your Fills Vocabulary Part 1

Teacher: Cobus Potgieter Length: 42 min Category: Live Rebroadcast, Vocabulary

Cobus demonstrates how to play one of his favorite Flam Fills and shares Gregg Bissonette's version, which is where he got the inspiration from.

Jazz Sensibilities Lesson 2

Teacher: Bruce Becker Length: 28 min Category: Independence, Live Rebroadcast, Technique, Vocabulary

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.

Funk Variations

Teacher: Adam Kuns Length: 28 min Category: Independence, Live Rebroadcast, Vocabulary

Today we will look at the more traditional James Brown style and the 16th note style of funk by Earth, Wind & Fire. Then, we will show variations based on them.