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Learn the foundations of drumming - Start here
 

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!

 
 
00:55:02
Beginner
 
Beginning Beats 01 - We Will Rock You
 

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.

 
 
00:52:49
Beginner
 
Beginning Beats 02 - More rock and roll drum beats
 

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.

 
 
00:51:17
Beginner
 
Beginning Beats 03 - Drum fills around the kit
 

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.

 
 
00:48:25
Beginner
 
Beginning Beats 04 - More drum fills and beats
 

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!

 
 
00:38:53
Beginner
 
Beginning Beats 05 - Thinking about bass
 

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.

 
 
00:36:29
Beginner
 
Beginning Songs 01 - Uptown Funk
 

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.

 
 
00:55:18
Beginner
 
Beginning Songs 02 - Rehab
 
Learn beginning songs 02 on drums with Rehab by Amy Winehouse in this online drum course. It's Daptone time! Learn the main grooves to the mega-hit "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse, as played by Homer Steinweiss. Our drum teachers Dylan Wissing (Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Drake) and Matt Teitelman (Kanye West) teach you the basics needed to play the parts, and Dylan delves into the early 60s Pop sound to give you an understanding on where these beats came from. Music School Online offers individual, on demand drum lessons and drum courses for you to learn how to play drums at your own pace, any time, anywhere.
 
 
00:29:58
Beginner
 
Beginning Songs 03 - Back in Black
 
Learn beginning songs 03 on drums with "Back in Black" by ACDC in this online course with drum teachers Dylan Wissing (Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Drake) and Matt Teitelman (Kanye West). Nothing says rock and roll like "Back in Black." Here is an accelerated course to very quickly get you up to speed on the mega-hit by AC/DC. We're introducing new concepts that will be very useful as you graduate to the intermediate-level courses. Make sure you review the drumming technique and counting videos first, then dive in and rock out! Music School Online offers individual, on demand drum lessons and drum courses for you to learn how to play drums at your own pace, any time, anywhere.
 
 
00:38:45
Beginner
 
Beginning Hand Techniques for Drummers
 
Learn beginning hand techniques for drummers in this course with drum teacher Matt Teitelman (Kanye West). The lessons in this drum course cover stick control and introduce several important beginning hand techniques including single stroke roll, double stroke roll, paradiddles, flams, ruffs and a whole lot more. These beginning rudiments are the building blocks of your drum vocabulary. Music School Online offers individual, on demand drum lessons and drum courses for you to learn how to play drums at your own pace, any time, anywhere.
 
 
00:43:26
Beginner
 
Beginner Drum Songs - All Lessons
 
Learn how to play all the beginner songs on the drums in this course with drum teacher Dylan Wissing (Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Drake). This course is a collection of all of the beginner song lessons created for the drums in one location. Music School Online offers individual, on demand drum lessons and drum courses for you to learn how to play drums at your own pace, any time, anywhere.
 
 
01:06:36
Beginner
 
Intermediate Beats 1 - Adding 16th Notes
 
Learn intermediate beats 01 by adding 16th notes in this course with drum teachers Dylan Wissing (Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Drake) and Matt Teitelman (Kanye West). The bass drum parts get more complicated in the lessons found in this course. Dylan walks you through the process of expanding your beats with the 16th note in the kick drum, and you will learn your first James Brown beat. Finally, he teaches you the drum part that he played on the Grammy winning hit "Girl on Fire" by Alicia Keys. Music School Online offers individual, on demand drum lessons and drum courses for you to learn how to play drums at your own pace, any time, anywhere.
 
 
00:42:24
Intermediate
 
Intermediate Beats 2 - Expand the Kick
 
Learn intermediate beats 02 by expanding the kick drum in this course. The focus on the bass drum continues, now teaching you how to play drum beats to songs by Aerosmith, Cypress Hill and John Legend and the Roots. Along the way, Dylan Wissing (Alicia Keys, Eminem, Jay Z) and Matt Teitelman (Kanye West) will teach you about the history of the bass drum, test your knowledge of 8th and 16th note rhythms, and finally Antar Goodwin (Sting, Lauren Hill, Sharon Jones) joins us on bass to talk about the role of the rhythm section. Music School Online offers individual, on demand drum lessons and drum courses for you to learn how to play drums at your own pace, any time, anywhere.
 
 
00:44:30
Intermediate
 
Intermediate Beats 3 - Rock and Time
 
Learn intermediate beats 03 in this drum course with drum teachers Dylan Wissing (Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Drake) and Matt Teitelman (Kanye West). Dylan teaches you the drum beats to "Rock Your Body" by Justin Timberlake and "This Love" by Maroon 5, while Matt digs deeper into how time signatures work and teaches you two new rudiments, flam tap and pataflafla, and finally, Dylan and bass teacher Antar Goodwin (Sting, Lauren Hill, Sharon Jones) continue their discussion on the art of the rhythm section. Music School Online offers individual, on demand drum lessons and drum courses for you to learn how to play drums at your own pace, any time, anywhere.
 
 
00:55:50
Intermediate
 
Intermediate Beats 4 - Triplets Part 1
 
Learn intermediate drum beats 04 with the addition of triplets part 1 in this course. It's time to start digging into the triplet! This is an extremely important rhythm for drummers to fully understand, and Matt Teitelman (Kanye West) will teach you several different ways to work with them, as well as a new triple-based rudiment. Then, Matt's lesson on the concept of "Swing" will prep you for the lesson taught by Dylan Wissing (Alicia Keys, Eminem, Jay Z) on the iconic classic "ABC" by the Jackson 5 which is harder to play than you might think! Music School Online offers individual, on demand drum lessons and drum courses for you to learn how to play drums at your own pace, any time, anywhere.
 
 
01:09:25
Intermediate
 
Intermediate Beats 5 - Triplets Part 2
 
Learn intermediate beats 05 with more triplets part 2 in this course with drum teachers Dylan Wissing (Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Drake) and Matt Teitelman (Kanye West). The lessons in this course focus on triplets and include a new time signature concept, a triplet quiz to test your knowledge and four new triplet-based drum rudiments to really get your hands in shape. Finally, Dylan teaches you the basic beats of the song "Latch" by Disclosure. Music School Online offers individual, on demand drum lessons and drum courses for you to learn how to play drums at your own pace, any time, anywhere.
 
 
00:45:45
Intermediate
 
Intermediate Beats 6 - Ghost Notes
 
Learn intermediate beats 06 with ghost notes in this course with drum teachers Dylan Wissing (Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Drake) and Matt Teitelman (Kanye West). The lessons in this course center around ghost notes, which are not as scary as they sound! Matt reviews the four basic strokes on the snare drum and teaches you the five, seven and nine stroke rolls. Then, Dylan teaches you the beats to "The Lazy Song" by Bruno Mars and teaches you your first James Brown drum beat to "Make It Funky." Music School Online offers individual, on demand drum lessons and drum courses for you to learn how to play drums at your own pace, any time, anywhere.
 
 
00:33:08
Intermediate
 
Intermediate Songs - Chameleon Part 1
 
Learn how to play intermediate songs on the drums. This drum course introduces the jazz/funk classic "Chameleon" by Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters, featuring the one and only Harvey Mason on drums. Included in this first course are all the drum skills needed to work through the intermediate lessons as taught by our own drum teachers Dylan Wissing (Alicia Keys, Eminem, Jay Z) and Matt Teitelman (Kanye West). Make sure you are comfortable with everything here before moving on to the song lessons! Music School Online offers individual, on demand drum lessons and drum courses for you to learn how to play drums at your own pace, any time, anywhere.
 
 
00:53:23
Intermediate
 
Intermediate Songs - Chameleon Part 2
 
Learn how to play intermediate songs continuing with Chameleon part 2 in this course. Learn the essential drum beats and fills from the Herbie Hancock song as played by legendary studio drummer Harvey Mason. Dylan Wissing (Drake, Kanye, Rick Ross) takes you step by step through the intermediate level transcriptions and exercises, and discusses ways to approach some of the drum solo sections of the track. Music School Online offers individual, on demand drum lessons and drum courses for you to learn how to play drums at your own pace, any time, anywhere.
 
 
00:51:45
Intermediate
 
Intermediate Hand Technique
 
Learn intermediate hand techniques for drummers in this course with drum teacher Matt Teitelman (Kanye West). The lessons in this course focus on stick control and standard drum rudiments including accents and paradiddle variations plus ratamacue. These lessons will get your hands into shape! Music School Online offers individual, on demand drum lessons and drum courses for you to learn how to play drums at your own pace, any time, anywhere.
 
 
00:48:47
Intermediate
 
Advanced Beats 1 - Funky Drummer
 
Learn advanced beats 01 starting with Funky Drummer by James Brown in this course. It is the most sampled drum loop in history, the legendary break by drummer Clyde Stubblefield in the "Funky Drummer" beat by James Brown. Your drum teacher, Dylan Wissing (Kanye, Drake, Eminem), goes deep inside the groove to teach you how to play the beat, tips to recreate Clyde's incredible feel on the track, and how you might go about the same sounds in your own studio. Music School Online offers individual, on demand drum lessons and drum courses for you to learn how to play drums at your own pace, any time, anywhere.
 
 
00:18:12
Advanced
 
Advanced Songs - Ain't It Fun
 
Learn to play the drum part to the advanced song "Ain't It Fun" by Paramore, featuring drummer Ilan Rubin. Your drum teacher, Dylan Wissing (Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Drake), teaches you the beats and fills to the song, as well as discussing setting up the kit for left handed drummers (as it applies to Ilan Rubin). Matt Teitelman (Kanye West) discusses tied notes and 16th note triplets, as well as the concept of Swing, all of which you'll need to understand the sheet music. Finally, bassist Antar Goodwin (Sting, Matisyahu, Nine Days) joins Dylan to discuss how to play the song as a rhythm section. Tons of great material in here! Music School Online offers individual, on demand drum lessons and drum courses for you to learn how to play drums at your own pace, any time, anywhere.
 
 
01:57:37
Advanced
 
Advanced Songs - Chameleon Part 1
 
Prepare how to play the advanced song Chameleon Part 1 by Herbie Hancock on the drums in this course with drum teacher Matt Teitelman (Kanye West). The lessons in this course include a review of all of the preparatory exercises needed to handle the drum transcriptions for this advanced song. Make sure you are comfortable with these concepts before moving on. Music School Online offers individual, on demand drum lessons and drum courses for you to learn how to play drums at your own pace, any time, anywhere.
 
 
01:41:22
Intermediate
 
Advanced Songs - Chameleon Part 2
 
Learn to play the advanced song Chameleon Part 2 by Herbie Hancock on the drums in this course. This is the final exam on "Chameleon!" Your drum teacher, Dylan Wissing (Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Drake), takes you through detailed transcriptions of unique drum fills and two drum solo sections that Harvey Mason plays on the track, and shows you how to recreate the iconic sound of these drums in your own studio. Keep it groovy! Music School Online offers individual, on demand drum lessons and drum courses for you to learn how to play drums at your own pace, any time, anywhere.
 
 
00:40:32
Intermediate
 
Advanced Songs - Live Robot Beats
 
Learn how to play live robot beats on your drum set in this course with drum teacher Dylan Wissing (Alicia Keys, Drake, Rick Ross). The lessons in this course explain what you do when you want to play a song live that has all programmed drum parts. Dylan walks you through specific drum beats, exercises and strategies to pull off the sound of a programmed beat on your acoustic drum kit. Music School Online offers individual, on demand drum lessons and drum courses for you to learn how to play drums at your own pace, any time, anywhere.
 
 
01:14:01
Advanced
 
Advanced Songs - Lord Knows
 
Learn the drum beats to the track "Lord Knows" from the Grammy winning album Take Care by Drake, taught by the drummer who performs on the record! Your drum teacher, Dylan Wissing (Alicia Keys, Drake, Rick Ross), teaches you the parts he played, the amazing beats that producer Just Blaze programmed for the song, and how to approach putting it all together on an acoustic drum kit. Music School Online offers individual, on demand drum lessons and drum courses for you to learn how to play drums at your own pace, any time, anywhere.
 
 
00:35:11
Advanced
 
Studio Drumming - Getting the Sound
 
Learn about studio drumming with the Getting the Sound series with drum teacher Dylan Wissing (Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Drake). This course is for anyone interested in studio drumming, music recording, or production. Our in-house drum recording guru, Dylan, shares his decades of experience in the studio with you and shows how you can get the sounds of iconic tracks in your own studio. Music School Online offers individual, on demand drum lessons and drum courses for you to learn how to play drums at your own pace, any time, anywhere.
 
 
02:00:42
Advanced
 
Focus on Equipment | The Bass Drum
 
The drum lessons in this course focus on the equipment with the spotlight on the bass drum. Your drum teacher, Dylan Wissing (Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Drake), explores the bass drum and examines the factors that affect it.  Music School Online offers individual, on demand drum lessons and drum courses for you to learn how to play drums at your own pace, any time, anywhere.
 
 
00:26:19
Advanced
 
Focus on Equipment | History and Setup
 

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.

 
 
00:35:29
Beginner
 
 
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