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Charlie Waymire's Play-Along Series

Welcome to a new feature at Charlie Waymire of Musicians Institute, who appeared on our 2007 How to Play Drums DVD, is now offering regular play-along tracks on You'll get regular lessons from Charlie, with play-along tracks (with and without drums), tips and useful tools for aspiring drummers.

So give him a big welcome.

Installment 1: iGrooove

Hello there readers of Drum Magazine,

Charlie Waymire here and I would like to welcome you to a new addition to! For those of you that are not familiar with me I teach at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA and run my own studio where I do lots of recording for bands, musicians, TV, commercials as well as mixing, editing and other production stuff. (besides being a drummer I'm an √úbergeek when it comes to music and technology!)

In the not so distant past I had the pleasure of working with the fine folks here at DRUM on the second release of the "How To Play Drums" magazine and DVD. It was a great experience and an excellent resource for the beginning drummer. Well, we had so much fun working together we decided to bring our efforts here to the website.


This first iGroove track is called "Attitude." You'll find the sheet music below along with a reading guide. There are also downloadable pdfs for the music and the guide.

There are two music tracks. The first is the song demo so you can hear how I play it. The second is a groove-along track at 120 bpm (beats per minute). Have at it.

1. Song Demo: Listen to this first.

2. Here is "Attitude" in groove-along mode at 120 beats per minute.

Lesson Downloads

Free Download for DRUM! Readers

I'm happy to announce we are giving away a free download from my new play-along series, iGroove, exclusively here on

The free download includes one play-along from the iGroove101 Series lesson "Attitude", a chart, a reading pdf and a demo of the song with drums.

You can get more information on the iGroove Play-Along Series and Groove Lessons at my website at

I'm really excited to be working with the amazing staff at DRUM! and I look forward to connecting with all of you!

Remember, it's not what you play but how you play it. Now go forth and make some Serious Noize!

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