INTERMEDIATE STUDENTS should use their own judgement. If you know all the 5 basic beats by heart, if you are jamming routinely with all forms of music already, and if you are truly aware of their importance in all music styles, then study any lessons, on any menus, that do not seem too difficult. There's really no special order or lesson plan that needs to be followed, after the basics have been established. If you study the things that interest you most, you'll probably have more fun, and that alone will lead to increased success.
ENJOY THE LESSONS AND REMEMBER THIS ALWAYS: For every 15 minutes of lesson study, you should devote no less than 1 hour of fun jamming with recorded music. Jamming is the secret to success! There's no substitute! Without it, the lesson knowledge is useless! If your objective is to learn quickly . . . do not skimp on the jam-time.
ADVANCED STUDENTS: You probably already know what you need to study. Check out all the lesson menus and study everything that interests you.
If you are in doubt about where to begin . . . be sure to click on the 'Knowledge Assessment' tab (top menu) and read it, for additional guidence and help.
VERY IMPORTANT LESSON:
DRUM LESSON #4
DRUM LESSON #5
WHAT ABOUT DRUMS?
WHAT TO DO IF YOU DO NOT OWN DRUMS.
"The drummer who dies with the most beats and rolls, WINS!" :)
So now, we need to focus on rolls. We need to learn how to use them inside the songs we play. You'll discover just how easy it is, if you'll religiously study ALL the lessons in this section.
There are classic rolls, and there are improvised (or ad-libbed) rolls we tend to create on the fly, in mid-song. You'll learn to do both types of rolls in the lessons below.
Before we begin with the classic rolls and fills, I want to show you how to create improvised fills on the fly. This is the way we tend to do it most often, onstage. We tend to make-up or invent the rolls we need, as we need them in the music. All it requires is a little imagination and timing. The rest is made-up. You'll learn to play whatever seems to fit with the specific songs you will play. This is a text lesson, but what you'll learn here will eventually become a routine playing habit.
DRUM LESSON #7: All about rudiments.
DRUM LESSON #8
DRUM LESSON #9
DRUM LESSON #10
DRUM LESSON #11: THE CLASSIC FILLS.
DRUM LESSON #13:
DRUM LESSONS #14 thru #92:
DRUM LESSON #94:
DRUM LESSON #95: