Lessons

Drum Parts

Eric Moore Of Suicidal Tendencies: “Smash It”

David Weiss breaks down Eric Moore's chops on the Suicidal Tendencies track, "Smash It," off the band's first studio album in 13 years, 13.

Practice Pad, Speed

Crank Your Speed With The One-Handed Roll

Tiger Bill's third speed lesson focuses on developing the one-handed roll.

Practice Pad, World

Jim Donovan: Return of Zebola

Jim Donovan dives a bit deeper into a drum-set adaptation of the Central African piece Zebola.

Practice Pad, Rock

Matt Byrne: Swinging In Seven

Matt Byrne switches up some swing beats and drops the snare into odd time. See if you can keep up!

Drum Parts

Dave Brogan Of ALO: “Speed Of Dreams”

We ask Dave Brogan about his band ALO's latest album, Sounds Like This, and a project involving jazz drummer Pete Magadini.

Practice Pad, Groove

Herman Matthews: Listen To The Dance!

We learn how to play a samba, which Herman Matthews considers the mother of all Latin rhythms.

Practice Pad, Jazz

Danny Gottlieb: Airto Aids

Danny Gottlieb teaches the modern jazz drummer the importance of learning Brazilian drumming styles.

Drum Parts

Practice Pad: Robert Ortiz Of Escape The Fate

Learn how to play Escape The Fate drummer Robert Ortiz' drum parts on "You're Insane" off the band's album, Ungrateful.

Artist Analysis, Video

Hot Licks! Stewart Copeland’s Police Tracks

We break down some of Stewart Copeland’s greatest drumming performances from the many massive hits he recorded during his time with The Police.

Practice Pad, Jazz

Peter Erskine: Off-Beat Triplets

Here’s a way to add a little rhythmic tension to the traditional jazz ride cymbal pattern simple by inserting some off-beat triplets into the groove.