Free Drum Lessons And More

 

Please enjoy these free resources and suggested books!   These free drum lessons and training programs cover many common drumming topics, as well as more obscure ideas, techniques, and exercises.   Watch for more lessons here in the future.
If you’re looking for more complete training programs, check here.

Basic / Advanced Drum Lessons


 

drum lessons


four feels of music

Explains the four common feels that describe most all music, and why they are necessary for your training.

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groove with a click
(video lesson)

This lesson is about conditioning a groove with a click track or metronome, by playing it at a few strategic tempos and exploring embellishments.


equipment guide

This guide will explain what you need to get started and how to shop for it.
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drumming skill list

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Manage your drumming progress by keeping all these skills in balance.

Great for practice ideas!

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practicing tips


Valuable guidance about how to spend your practice time, and how to make fast results.

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drumming glossary

DSC02377 smaller2A friendly guide for common terms and information related to drumming.

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strategy for skills

DSC01281 smallersize2Your strategy to stay on track for total success, and why you need this strategy.

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how to tune drums

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The art of tuning drums usually requires expert skill. This article breaks it into five easy steps.
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find drum lessons

Drums VintageHere is a resource that may help you locate a drum instructor near you.
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how to read
‘coordination notation’


This lesson explains what ‘Coordination Notation’ is, why it was developed, why it is successful, where to find it, and how to read it.
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how to use the
‘tempo spiral’


A new technology for improving your timing – here’s why and how to use the Tempo Spiral.

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how to use
‘song maps’


What they are, how to read them, and why they will accelerate your ability to play with songs.

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how to use the
‘list of songs by tempo’


Explains how to use this resource, why it was made, and how to add songs to it.

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how to use the
‘tempo vs. volume grid’

This chart can help you identify strengths and weaknesses within your musical vocabulary.

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note and rest sizes
(downloadable PDF)

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drumming styles
(downloadable PDF)

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common time signatures
(downloadable PDF)

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practice chart
(downloadable PDF)

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