Learn the foundations of drumming. What is the beat? What is the drummer's job? How do I play my first beat on the drums? And why will I be playing that same beat for the rest of my drumming career? It's all answered in this course. Start with this course if you've never played drums before, but always wanted to learn how. Start playing drums today!
This course covers the components of the drum kit in more depth, talks about how to hold the sticks and different ways to hit the drums, includes tutorials on common and dotted rhythms and more beginning drum beats with "We Will Rock You" and "No One" by Alicia Keys.
Building upon the previous course, this course covers rests and more complex rhythms, expands the drum rudiments you can play, talks about the other components of the drum set, and adds the beats to "Imagine" by John Lennon and "Born in the USA" by Bruce Springsteen to your repertoire.
Learn beginning beats part 3 with fills around the kit in this drum course with Dylan Wissing and Matt Teitelman. This course focuses on teaching you how to set up the rest of your drum kit to fit you, techniques to set up the kit for left handed drummers, and how to count and play your first drum fills around the kit.
This course covers more beats and fills, working on your hands, looking at some iconic drum fills from world-famous drummers, and learning the beats to "Free Fallin'" by Tom Petty and "Boom Clap" by Charlie XCX. You also get your first test on counting rhythms to work on your reading abilities!
This course explores more beginning beats including "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran and "All About That Bass" by Meghan Trainor to add to the drum beats in your bag of tricks, and focuses on two really cool drum rudiments that you'll use often. While on the subject of bass, we'll closer take look at the bass drum itself to get an idea of what it's capable of.
Congratulations! If you've followed along with all the drum courses so far, you're ready to play your first full song, "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars. This course features a review of all the individual elements featured in the song including counting, flams, the basic beat, and fills, so make sure you are up to speed before you begin the "Uptown Funk" lesson.
Your drum teacher, Dylan Wissing introduces you to the drums and demonstrates how to set up the foundation of your drum kit, add in tom toms and cymbals, and even discusses how to adjust for a left handed drummer.