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* DRUM SET LESSONS
These drum set lessons WILL save you years of frustration and they're totally free.
ONLINE DRUM SET LESSONS (W/VIDEO) *
Not only are the lessons free . . .
I'll ALSO GUIDE YOU PERSONALLY AND INDIVIDUALLY FOR FREE, VIA E-MAIL.
We'll do it one-on-one . . .
. . . JUST LIKE PRIVATE LESSONS.
It's a confusing mess out here. Every 'BUM' on the planet is paying big advertisement
bucks, just to confuse you, and grab your money. Don't let them do it. Let me show you
the way, AT NO COST.
All you have to do is drop me an e-mail, and tell me your status.
The more I know, the more I can help. But, I can't help unless you e-mail
me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- I need to know if you have drums or not.
- I need to know if you are a beginner, or . . .
- if you are an intermediate or pro.
- Maybe you are in a rut. Tell me about it.
- Tell me all you can about your level, ability and knowledge status.
DON'T BE FOOLED!
Any crook or con-man without a conscience or a clue, can setup an AWARDS SITE, then give themselves ALL THE AWARDS.
Any entrepreneur can claim to guide you as to who is best and what is best, as they sell you THEIR PRODUCTS.
These are the same people who have no conscience about plagiarizing and copying all those WHO DO KNOW what is going on.
DON'T FALL FOR IT! They aren't teachers. They are fast-buck artists.You'll pay big bucks and learn very little. (You've been warned!)
E-MAIL ME! I'm a career drummer and teacher. This is what I do. That's why I'm
out here! I'm here to teach! I LOVE to teach. There's a difference!
LET'S GET STARTED WITH YOUR FREE, PRIVATE ONLINE LESSONS . . . RIGHT NOW. TODAY! Make me prove my value AS YOUR FREE, PRIVATE, ONLINE DRUM TEACHER! RIGHT THIS MINUTE!
YES! I SAID "FREE"!
My name is Bill Powelson, and I'll be your E-MAIL drum-instructor. I've been teaching and playing since the 50s and 60s. That means I know how to cut through *ALL* the confusion. Together, we'll put you on a direct path that will have you jamming like a
pro, ALONG WITH ALL YOUR FAVORITE MUSIC. You'll be doing it in under one hour, even if you've never held a pair of sticks in your life.
Yes! If there's a drummer inside you at all, you will be jamming with over 100,000,000 songs, in as little as one hour. You'll be doing it
with no drums, or drumsticks! AND . . . YOU'LL BE HAVING THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE.
WARNING! You WILL be tearing-up the computer desk!
LEARN TO PLAY AND JAM WITH MORE THAN 100 MILLION SONGS IN UNDER AN HOUR! NO DRUMS,
NO STICKS OR ANY EXPENSE WHAT-SO-EVER!
Can you believe I just said that?
MAKE ME PROVE IT!
HOW COULD YOU LOSE ON A DEAL LIKE THAT?
Don't miss this offer! I may not be able to do it long. I have a feeling I'm soon to be overwhelmed. Just do it! Make me prove myself AND
I'll blow your mind. You won't believe how much talent there is inside you right now, screaming to get out. I need to hear from you via
e-mail. I'll show you exactly how to unleash all that talent in nothing flat! The truth is,
I love doing this . . . and I WANT TO DO IT in a very special way, so that the 'BUMS' won't be able to copy, and plagiarize me, EVER AGAIN. They may steal
my lessons and teaching methods from my web sites online, but they'll never be able duplicate WHAT I CAN DO FOR YOU, AS YOUR FREE, PRIVATE
ONE-ON-ONE, TEACHER. STARTING RIGHT NOW!
DID I SAY "FREE"?
(I've surely lost my mind!)
TEST ME. MAKE ME PROVE IT.
THIS IS A LIMITED-TIME OFFER!
If you are afraid of e-mail then fine . . . you'll miss-out on this VERY REAL, PERSONAL GIFT, I'm offering. If that's the case,
just read-on and study the lessons below as they are arranged. (You can get them almost anywhere now, they've been
copied and imitated so many times.)
Haha . . . they say imitation is the greatest form of flattery. Just the same, it's also
really disgusting at times.
This site has been online since 1994. It was the first such drum course site, online. Think for yourself.
NOTICE FOR BEGINNERS: Most of THIS particular web site is designed for Intermediate and Advanced drummers. Beginners should go to Web Site #1 / Main Index page. . . .
If you are just curious about trying drums, you can do it immediately. No equipment necessary. Just click the following link
and start with the Drumming Aptitude Test. At the bottom of each of the lessons, you'll see a link that leads to each succeeding lesson. Click and begin right now. Once you've mastered
the Basic Beats, and have begun jamming with all your favorite recordings, you should then return here.
AND ULTRA ADVANCED DRUMMERS:
How do we know if we are Intermediate, Advanced or Ultra Advanced? Every individual will probably have a different description.
For our purposes here, let's use these descriptions:
The INTERMEDIATE DRUMMER:
Jams with favorite recordings routinely. An Intermediate drummer should know the BASIC
BEATS by name, by feel, and by heart. They will often attempt ad-libbed fills, and may know a few
rudimental fills. Singles, doubles, paradiddle fills, and
8th Triplets will usually be among their favorite fill patterns as well.
The Intermediate drummer will usually know a few 8th rock variations as well as (at least a few)
8th rock syncopations. and will have the ability to play them quite rapidly. If you are knowledgeble of all these things, and can use them inside
the songs you jam with, you are probably a little more than Intermediate.
The ADVANCED DRUMMER:
An Advanced drummer has probably played in (at least) a garage band or two. They'll routinely use Bass Syncopations
comfortably, at extreme tempos. They can usually mimic almost any syncopated beat they may hear on a recording.
NOTE: Bass and Snare syncs are often referred to as 'Independance', by a lot of instructors. The objective is to randomly insert (syncopated) notes on the bass and snare, against the steady cymbal flow of the beat pattern. There's a simple science to mastering bass syncs. Everything comes back to just FIVE different syncs. (See the middle section of the linked lesson above.) If we master those five, we end-up creating (or discovering) the other potential 4.3 billion possiblities that exist within most beat structures. The ADVANCED DRUMMER, knows all this. They are confident and totally
comfortable playing and using all of it, within the songs they play.
The Advanced drummer, also reads fairly well and knows all of the note-values (from whole-notes to 64ths, including all triplet forms.) They can
recognize the various note values as they're being used in a song. If asked by another member of their band to inject a specific note value into
a song, they can do it on the first try. If you feel you are weak in this area, an easy way to get it under control is to master the CLASSIC NOTE-VALUE FILLS. I've found (as a lifelong teacher), that most advanced drummers (myself included) will have a bit of trouble with
all that, from time to time. An advanced drummer will have the ability to inject any of the note value fills into any song they may play, no matter
what the tempo and/or beat-structure may be. Keep in mind also that all the Rudiments are composed of Note-Values.
If we've confidently mastered the 'Classic Note-Value Fills', we tend to get most of the 400+ rudiments by proxy, or automatically. Master each of those
fills to the your own personal best; Your polish and technique will soar as a result.
There are tons of other lessons scattered throughout this web site that most advanced drummers will find helpful. Take a tour of the
Tempo Dispatch Archives. Scan the 78 topics, and study any lessons that grab your attention. Also;
scan the Latin Menu, and master all the Latin Beats there. Be able adapt all the 'Classic Note Value Fills' to those beat patterns as well. Scan Lesson Menu #2 There are probably a few lessons in there that will keep an advanced drummer
busy for awhile.
Advanced students who are confident with the above knowledge should also make a study of odd/even time signatures and permutation theory. Such knowledge will round them out. It will give the advanced drummer power and wisdom onstage that will translate into
much greater respect from everyone they gig with. After that, this same drummer will be wise to try their hand at teaching.
Teaching can often be the greatest teacher there is. As we cover the basics with our students day in and day out, we often tend to learn more than
DON'T BE A CHUMP! PONY UP!
Donate today. Check-out all the benefits of permanent membership to this exclusive school of drumming.
This resource has been online since 1994. It was the first online, and it's the BEST. Do not be fooled by more expensive, and less
effective imitators and copy-cats. No other drumming course in the world will compare with the EZ-TO-LEARN techniques you'll discover here.
It is my prayer and hope, that once you see the value of this
course and how it can change your life; Maybe your gratitude
will be shown in the form of a purchase (or donation) . Without a
little income, this site will not be here long. It costs money
to provide it. Those of you who benefit from it,
should help keep it alive for others. It will disappear without your support.
All you have to do
is learn first, then donate, or make a purchase. If you'll give-back
what it's worth to you, I will thank you
Anyone who contributes $45 or more will receive the entire course and
all the products in the left column, as a result of their generosity..
To purchase a product (see the left column),
is the same as making a donation. It all helps this site to
survive. Most of the products are designed to pay you back
10-fold anyway! They're all worth far more than the 'donation'
price I'm asking. If you'll investigate them, you'll see what
I mean. These products are all priceless, fascinating and educational.
They're designed to take you towards 'guru' status. You'll NEED
and want them, whether you are aware of it or not. Just check them out,
that's all I ask.
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Between 1994 and 2007, this complete course WAS EXCLUSIVE TO PAID MEMBERS ONLY. It paid it's
own way without a problem, during those years.
I've now decided to try to
convert to a donation plan. If this 'donation' plan works, this site will be here forever! It isn't
about making a lot of money. I'm more interested in reaching people who deserve the help my
50 years on the front lines can offer.
To make a purchase here is like offering a helping-hand to an up-and-coming drummer, in some
remote region of the world.
Please keep in mind, the real objective, here. This course is a God-send to many young drummers in places like the Philippines,
South Africa, India, and other distant countries, where drum lessons OF THIS QUALITY, are simply not available at
any price. I want it to remain free for those who can not afford it. (Those of us who 'HAVE', need
to help the 'HAVE-NOTS'. It's that simple.) Thanks.
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Bills Bio. . . Take dis link only if you wanna meet da teach'.
- TESTIMONIALS: Read a few success stories. It may boost your confidence.
See what my former 'paid' students have to say about
this course. Most of these people PAID for these same 125-lessons you are receiving at no cost.
Your measure of yourself is VERY IMPORTANT! How do
you measure up as a person? This may offer a clue!
Copyright Bill Powelson 1994 all rights reserved.