Lessons

Practice Pad, Jazz

Danny Gottlieb: Tony Williams’ Dynamics!

Tony Williams inspired Danny Gottlieb to practice independence dynamic exercises in a whole different way.

Drum Parts

Hayden Allen On Kingdom Collapse’s “Dear Dad”

Watch up-and-comers Kingdom Collapse's new music video, and learn how to play Hayden Allen's drum parts on the single.

Hand Drum

Ideas For Acoustic/ Electronic Hybrid Setups

Taku Hirano gives us a few basic groove options to build from, utilizing a fusion of acoustic and electronic percussion.

Practice Pad, Rock

Chad Smith: Kicking The “Higher Ground” Groove

Chad Smith shows us how he plays a cover of Stevie Wonder's "Higher Ground."

Drum Parts

Matt Byrne On Hatebreed’s “Before The Fight”

Learn how to play Matt Byrne's drum parts on Hatebreed's "Before The Fight" off the album Divinity Of Purpose.

Hand Drum

Richie Gajate Garcia: How To Outfox Afoxe

Richie Gajate-Garcia teaches us how to play "afoxe," a rhythm played often by a Brazilian group of percussionists called Manobloco.

Practice Pad, Jazz

Wally Schnalle: What Do I Do With That?

Wally Schnalle shows us how to revoice paradiddles you already know in a new way to create a new groove.

Practice Pad, Jazz

Morello “Loop” Solo Variation #1

Danny Gottlieb breaks down Joe Morello's solo on Dave Brubeck Quartet's "Sounds Of The Loop."

Style Issue

Brad Schlueter: The Elements Of Fills

The best drummers care more about making beats and fills groove hard than impressing their peers. This may seem like a daunting task that can take decades to figure out and perfect. Fortunately, there’s an easy three-step process to achieve this.

Practice Pad, Fusion

Wally Schnalle: Spicing The Ride

These examples will give you some patterns that will help you season your ride and complement the music just right.