Basic Punk Beats

Hey everyone, Darrin Pfeiffer here – your new teacher. In these lessons we’ll expore the wonderful world of punk drumming. We’ll also dive into ska, power-pop, reggae, and dub, just to name a few. This lesson we’ll kick it off with a few basic punk beats. They start off relatively easy, and then get progressively harder. Remember to start slow, and then move the tempo up. These beats sound simple when played slowly, but boost the bpm to around 210—220 and you’ll start to hear a big difference.

Darrin Pfeiffer is the drummer for punk band Goldfinger, has his own record label, is a DJ at Canada’s biggest radio station, and is an avid drum teacher.