Breaking Down “25 or 6 to 4”

Teacher: Danny Seraphine Length: 5 min Category: Beats / Grooves, Rock, Secrets From the Pros

Danny discusses how he played and recorded the song along with insider stories about the session.

Developing Slide Technique and Three Note Strokes

Teacher: Thomas Pridgen Length: 5 min Category: Foot Technique, Practice Tips, Secrets From the Pros

Pridgen demonstrates the techniques he developed for playing three notes in a row as fast sixteenths or triplets, including an explanation of the slide technique.

Double Bass; Leading With Your Left

Teacher: Narada Michael Walden Length: 4 min Category: Double Bass, Foot Technique, Secrets From the Pros

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.

“Play The Victim” Song Breakdown

Teacher: Luke Holland Length: 4 min Category: Beats / Grooves, Musical Styles, Secrets From the Pros

This Drum Channel exclusive shows Luke breaking down some of his incredibly impressive and creative drum parts from Play the Victim by his band The Word Alive, off of their album Real.

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.

Iconic “Chicago” Grooves And Fills

Teacher: Danny Seraphine Length: 53 min Category: Beats / Grooves, Fills, Jazz, Live Rebroadcast, Rock

Danny Seraphine is the original drummer and one of the founders for the band Chicago. He breaks down some of his most iconic grooves and fills in this lesson.


Teacher: Stephen Perkins Length: 9 min Category: Vocabulary

This groove has a punk-rock feel with lots of syncopation.

C10 – Fills with Combined Rock Beats

Teacher: Chad Smith Length: 16 min Category: Free, General, 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.

How to Play Between the Cracks of Swing and Straight

Teacher: Zoro Length: 5 min Category: Secrets From the Pros, Time Keeping

Zoro (Lenny Kravitz) shows you how to master this feel which falls in the cracks between swung 8th notes and straight 8th notes.

Splashing The High-Hat

Teacher: Mike Cosgrove Length: 9 min Category: Beats / Grooves, Foot Technique, Hi-Hat, Secrets From the Pros

Learn three basic splash patterns and see how they are applied to the grooves.