Learn The Beginner Rock BeatsVal Sepulveda - Winner of the Hit Like a Girl Contest
Val Sepulveda is joined by world class drummers Chad Smith, Gregg Bissonette, Greg Garmen. If you've never played drums before, we suggest you take this course before moving on to "Basic Rock Drumming Chad's Way."
Basic Rock Drumming Chad's WayChad Smith - Drummer for The Red Hot Chili Peppers
Chad Smith will give you a unique insight into the difference between playing a beat and playing a groove. This course could offer you one of the most important lessons of your drumming career. So whether you aspiring to be a professional or just starting out, this course will set you in the right direction.
Technique 1 - Basic Body MotionRalph Humphrey - Drum Chair for Los Angeles College of Music
Holding the stick, wrist turns and the bounce stroke are the foundation of how comfortable and fast you can play. These Lessons are good to review no matter how long you have been playing.
Beginner to Intermediate Drum LessonsAl Velasquez - Drum Channel Faculty Artist/Benisé
These beginning lessons will teach you what you need to know so you can play your drums for fun, play along with records or play with a band. They are a great way to prepare you for private instruction and future Drum Channel lessons. For more advanced study on subjects in this beginner course, we will suggest other lessons on Drum Channel at the end of each lesson. Remember the more you learn, the more fun it will be and on Drum Channel you can learn from The Best Drummers in The World.
Play Rudiments: Rudimental Crash CourseAdam Kuns - Drum Channel Faculty Artist and professional musician in Los Angeles, CA
In this course, we are going to learn our 40 standard rudiments. It doesn't matter what level you are at, it's important to have these all under your belt so that you can be well rounded and will have a wide variety of sticking choices and different ways of playing and approaching music. The Practice Assist Metronome feature is available for Drum Channel subscribers.
Bass Drum ControlColin Bailey - Vince Guaraldi and Author of "Bass Drum Control"
Colin Bailey's legendary book Bass Drum Control has sold over 50,000 copies. Now for the first time Colin explains his amazing technique on the critical principles of speed, control and endurance.
Frontiers of Composition and ArticulationNeil Peart - RUSH
Neil Peart's Master Class equips you with creative concepts and applications to expand your musical vocabulary as he shares what he has learned in the areas of composition and articulation.
Emergency Styles Toolkit Vol 1: The Essential GenresAdam Kuns - Drum Channel Faculty Artist and professional musician in Los Angeles, CA
Our world is more connected today than it has been at any point in history. We have more access to more styles of music and it's more accessible for us to play than it has been before. In this course, we will take a look at some essential styles that are commonly played and some ways you can master the idiosyncrasies of each one. These are meant to be learned by spending considerable time on each groove and style, so make sure to take it slow and methodically. New lessons are added weekly!
The Emergency Styles Toolkit Vol 2: Expanded Vocabulary | Currently in ProgressAdam Kuns - Drum Channel Faculty Artist and professional musician in Los Angeles, CA
Due to popular demand, we are back with The Emergency Styles Tookit Vol 2. This course will feature new styles as well as variations and fills that you can associate with styles from Vol 1 and 2. With the world at our fingertips and more music available to us than ever before in history, it's important to get familiar with and understand many different styles of music as a working drummer.
Rhythm 1Terry Bozzio - Frank Zappa and Modern Drummer Hall of Fame
Terry teaches basic permutations of triplet and sixteenth notes and how to use them in an ostinato. This Rhythm 1 class consists of 7 online drum lessons and is the 1st in the series entitled The Art of Drumming.
Authentic Latin Rhythms On The DrumsetAlex Acuña - Weather Report and Legendary Studio musician
Winner of Modern Drummer's Reader Poll for five consecutive years as "Best Latin/Brazilian Percussionist" Alex is both a master and historian of Latin rhythms.
Introduction to JazzGregg Bissonette - Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band and Legendary Studio musician
If you’ve never played Jazz before, this series of drum lessons will teach you basic patterns and how to approach the drumset with a Jazz feel.
How to Read MusicJoe Porcaro - Legendary Educator
Learning to read music can be fun. If you are taking private lessons, the more you learn about reading on Drum Channel, the more time your teacher will have for you on the drumset. These lessons will give you some often used terms and get you thinking about the principles of music, along with starting to play what you read.