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BEGINNER

 

Grooves - The System

Developing Drum Fills

Mini Beginner Pieces

Essential Eighth Note Grooves

Adding A Crash Cymbal

Playing To A Click - Basic Subdivisions

Adding Fills To Eighth Note Grooves

Changing To The Ride

Playing To A Click - Basic Grooves

Introducing Drum Fills

Adding Open Hi-Hats

BASIC TECHNIQUES

Rim Clicks

Offbeat Hi-Hat Accents

Rim Shots

Offbeat Ride Bell Accents

Ghost Notes

Downbeat Ride Bell Accents

Loose Hi-Hats

 
 
 

GROOVES

Ghost Notes

Buzz Rolls & Drags

Grooves You Should Just Know

Cool Beats

FILLS

1 & 2 Beat Fill Ideas

 

RUDIMENTS

Single Strokes

5, 7 & 9 Stroke Rolls

Double Strokes

Single Paradiddle

Orchestrating Singles, Doubles & Paradiddles

STYLES

 
 

CONCEPTS

Snare Grooves

Groove or Fill?

Harmonic Coordination - Permutations

Snare & Tom Accents

The Up / Down Technique - Introduction

How To Play A Hit Section

Anticipation Grooves - Quarter Notes

The Up / Down Technique - Application

Anticipation Grooves - Eighth Notes

Harmonic Coordination - The Systems

EXERCISES

Triplet Fills

Accented Triplets

Double Stroke Rolls In 6/8

Improving Your Double Stroke Roll

 

FATBACKS

 
 

READING

Sight Reading Pack

1, 2 & 3 Note Combinations

Sixteenth Note Combinations

 

MUSIC THEORY

Music Theory Basics

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