Dylan Wissing and Antar Goodwin explore the interplay between the drums and bass and discuss each of the instrument's playing techniques and complimentary parts each one plays to create excellent forward momentum throughout the song.
Dylan Wissing (Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Drake) teaches you the main groove as played by the great drummer, Ilan Rubin.
In Part 2, learn the detailed grooves of the song, the extra notes, as they were played on the record by Ilan Rubin.
In Part 3 of the series, Dylan Wissing teaches you how to play the drum fills of the song.
Learn some of the history and the evolution of the bass drum and about the 5 variables that change the bass drum sound in this drum lesson.
Dylan Wissing demonstrates how the bass drum sound changes with various drum head configurations and when that sound might be appropriate.
In Part 3, learn all about the various types of beaters and how they change the bass drum sound.
Dylan Wissing explains and demonstrates the methods for physically hitting the bass drum and different ways to play to get those drum sounds.
Dylan Wissing (Kanye West, Alicia Keys) concludes his discussion on the bass drum demonstrating different drum sounds made by changing variables on the kit.
Dylan Wissing and Antar Goodwin discuss the job of the rhythm section, explaining the support role that a rhythm section plays to either a song, band or melody instrument.
Dylan Wissing and Antar Goodwin continue their discussion around the job of the rhythm section focusing on explaining the individual roles of both the drummer and bass player and provide more specifics on how the two instruments work together.
Learn to play "Back in Black" by ACDC Part 1 on drums with our multi-platinum instructor, Dylan Wissing (Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Drake)!
Dylan continues the series by delving into the drum parts and providing you with tips to play the parts better and help with the groove and feel of the song.
Learn how to recreate the sound on "Back in Black" by ACDC Part 3 on drums with Dylan Wissing (Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Drake).
Dylan Wissing explains the primary roles of every drummer from keeping the beat to feeling consistent to marking the sections of music.
Learn the basics of setting up your drum kit including your throne, bass drum, snare drum, and hi hat cymbals.
Dylan Wissing shows you the proper technique to create the foundational beat of modern music, the back beat, using the kick drum and snare.
Dylan Wissing (Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Drake) continues to teach you the basics of creating a beat by adding hi hat cymbals.
Dylan Wissing teaches the beat in this song as it is a foundational rock beat from which all others come.
Dylan Wissing teaches you this rock anthem drum beat as part of the Beginning Beats drum series designed to teach you the basics.
Learn how to play this song featuring the four on the floor bass drum pattern, also referred to as the disco or house beat prominent many songs.
Continue progressing through the Beginning Beats series learning the four beat pattern, or four beat phrase.
Learn a more complex drum beat as Dylan breaks down each part systematically to give you a better understanding of how to play it.
Dylan Wissing (Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Drake) continues to challenge you by teaching you to play bass drum notes on the off beats.
Learn to play another variation of the bass drum notes on the off beats. Once mastered, this drum technique will allow you to play countless beats and grooves in songs ranging from pop to urban to country.
Dylan Wissing (Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Drake) continues his Beginning Beats drum series by teaching a more complex drum beat played in this hit song.
Dylan Wissing (Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Drake) continues his Beginning Beats drum series by teaching a two measure drum beat on this hit song.
Dylan Wissing introduces you to the jazz / funk classic and explains how this record has been incredibly influential to the music world as it has been covered, sampled, borrowed from by many musicians.
Dylan Wissing explains how this drum part differs from other drum parts and discusses the concepts you need to be familiar with to play it.
Dylan Wissing focuses on teaching the drum part on the second half of the melody and explains the concept of "setting up the hits" and what effect this has on the beat.
Dylan Wissing (Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Drake) shows you how to play variations in the drum beat to create a more interesting sound on the record.
In Part 5, learn how to play several combinations of 16th note drum fills on the record.
Dylan Wissing (Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Drake) shows you how to add swung 16th note drum fills on the record and introduces ghost strokes and accents.
Dylan Wissing continues showing you how to add swung 16th note drum fills and introduces clave fill variations, drum flams and hemiola fills.
Dylan Wissing shows you how to play the first turnaround which contains drum techniques including paradiddles, drags, ghost notes, accents, and some funky sticking. This is an impressive 2 measure fill!
Learn how to play the second turnaround, the break down drum solo section containing more paradiddles, syncopation, flams, fast 32nd notes, 16th note triplets, and so much more!
Dylan Wissing whisks you back to 1973 to explain how the original distinctive sound of this record was created. He shares his research of how drums were recorded and explains how you can recreate it with your drum kit.
In this final lesson in the series, Dylan Wissing concludes the Chameleon drum series with a few closing thoughts and some advice.
Dylan Wissing and Antar Goodwin discuss the rhythmic aspect of this song and demonstrate the drum and bass parts and how they fit together. They explain the layering parts and the techniques used to create the laid back feel.
In Part 1, Dylan Wissing teaches you a simple version to play the basics including the verse, prechorus, chorus, and the rap section with the hits.
In Part 2, Dylan Wissing teaches you a more advanced version of the drum part and explains how to translate the layered, programmed drum parts into a live setting.
Dylan Wissing teaches you five 2 beat iconic drum fills for every drummer to memorize. These drum fills will be incredibly useful no matter which genre or tempo you play.
Learn what a drum fill is, how drummers use fills, and hear examples of classic drum fills.
Dylan Wissing teaches you basic drum fills and demonstrates simple one beat fill ideas which is often all that a drummer needs to play.
Dylan Wissing teaches you the most sampled drum part in history. He thoroughly focuses (maybe even obsessively) on this drum measure and shares his insights on getting the technique and the feel.
Dylan shares how he recreated the drum sound in his studio and gives you tips to recreate it with your drum kit.
Dylan Wissing discusses the drum sounds that were influenced by earlier disco records and the drum beat known as four on the floor. He demonstrates the drum parts and the playing techniques.
In Part 2, Dylan Wissing demonstrates the hi hat fills that drummer Omar Hakim plays on the record and explains the two handed hi hat technique.
In Part 3, Dylan Wissing shows you how to play the bridge section, where the robots come in, which was originally created by programmed drums.
In Part 4, Dylan Wissing shows you how to get the sound using your gear and your own drum kit. He shares practical techniques to achieve this goal.
Dylan Wissing (Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Drake) shows you how to play the basic beats of this monster hit including the hi hat coordination needed and the tom grooves that make up this drum beat.
In Part 2, Dylan Wissing offers performance tips on how to simulate the hand claps and the conga drums found in the bridge.
Dylan Wissing and Antar Goodwin explore how to create the sound of this smash record in a live environment by emulating the drum part originally created on a drum machine and the bass part first created on a synthesizer.
Learn how to play the basic beats of this classic hit song and some of the drum fills and variations played in the song. This is an excellent introduction to Ringo Starr and his style of playing.
In Part 2, Dylan Wissing focuses on showing you how to play the extended drum fills that Ringo Starr plays over the vocal break, with a note-for-note transcription and analysis.
In Part 3, learn the hi hat technique of Ringo Starr and the additional percussion parts that are on the record and how to play both the percussion and the drum parts live at the same time.
In Part 4 of this drum series, Dylan Wissing explains how songs were recorded back in 1967 at Abbey Road Studios and how this can be recreated without the luxury of their top notch gear and studio.
Dylan Wissing introduces his series on Intermediate Beats in this drum lesson by playing the bass drum on 16th notes in between hi hat beats on drum parts that you have already learned.
Dylan Wissing continues his series on Intermediate Beats in this drum lesson by playing two 16th notes in a row on the bass drum.
Dylan Wissing continues his Intermediate Beats drum series by teaching the first song with two 16th note bass drum notes in a row in the beat.
Learn to play "Girl on Fire" by Alicia Keys on drums taught to you by Dylan Wissing (Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Drake), the drummer who performed on the record!
Dylan Wissing teaches you how to play the bass drum, snare drum, and the 8th notes on the hi hat drum pattern of this classic rock song.
Dylan Wissing continues his Intermediate Beats drum series by building on the "Walk This Way" drum beat pattern with the addition of one more note on the bass drum.
Dylan Wissing continues his Intermediate Beats drum series by building on the two previous lessons playing essentially the same beat with an additional bass drum note.
Dylan Wissing continues his Intermediate Beats drum series by teaching you to play the same kind of drum beat found in this song, but with a new variation in the drum pattern.
As a continuation of the Intermediate Beats series, Dylan Wissing shows you how to play the more complicated drum part found in Measure 2.
Dylan Wissing teaches you how to play the drum part in this song. This is not an especially complicated beat, but mastering the feel of the song is the challenge.
Dylan Wissing switches gears to teach you how to play ghost notes. Don't worry though, they are not scary. This song is a great example of when the snare drum beats fit in between the cracks on the hi hats beats.
Dylan Wissing delves further into how to play ghost notes on the snare drum. Studying old James Brown drum beats gives you a much better understanding of current pop and urban music.
Dylan Wissing explains the evolution of the modern drum kit and discusses the basic elements that make up the drum set including the snare drum, the bass drum and the hi hat cymbals.
Drummers have always looked to expand the drum kit, to find new things to hit and make new sounds. Dylan shows you the additional elements that make up the drum kit including the toms, ride and crash cymbals.
Learn how to replicate the programmed drum sounds with a live drum kit and how to play 8th note triplets on the basic beat.
Continue learning how to replicate the programmed drums with a live drum kit and how to play 16th note triplets programmed on the hi hat parts.
In Part 3, Dylan Wissing takes you through some hi hat exercises to develop the coordination necessary to play this challenging programmed drum part.
Learn to play this song on drums taught to you by Dylan Wissing, the drummer who performed on the record!
In Part 2, Dylan Wissing teaches you the intro drum part that he played on the record and gives performance techniques.
In this drum lesson, Dylan Wissing gives you drum exercises to aid in performing the challenging drum parts on the chorus and the verse taught in Parts 4 and 5.
In this drum lesson, Dylan Wissing focuses on teaching you how to play the chorus beats, as programmed by producer Just Blaze, on an acoustic drum set.
In Part 5, Dylan Wissing focuses on teaching you how to play the verse beats, an 8 measure phrase programmed by producer Just Blaze, on an acoustic drum set.
Dylan Wissing and Antar Goodwin discuss the roots of reggae, when it was known as ska music, and demonstrate these early grooves on the drums and bass discussing playing techniques used.
Dylan Wissing and Antar Goodwin continue discussing the roots of reggae and the progression of reggae from live instruments to how other influences like synthesizers, drum machines, rap music, and dub production changed the sound.
Dylan Wissing shows you how to play the early 60's pop drum beat as played by drummer Homer Steinweiss, teaching you the two main beats in the chorus and verse and some of the drum fills.
In Part 2, Dylan Wissing focuses on some drum fills that Homer Steinweiss plays and explains how they relate to the drummer's job as the time keeper.
In Part 3, Dylan Wissing continues the study of this iconic song focusing on the approach and the stylistic and technical choices that a drummer makes to play on an early 60's pop drum groove.
Dylan Wissing explains how the vintage drum sound of the record was achieved and shares techniques on how you can get the sound in this tune with your drum gear.
Dylan Wissing and Antar Goodwin discuss the pop reggae groove and how the drums and bass fit together on this song. They demonstrate the difference between traditional reggae and pop reggae.
Dylan Wissing shows you how to play this pop reggae tune with a little dancehall mixed in and takes you through the syncopated drum line in the verse and chorus.
In Part 2, Dylan Wissing focuses on the additional percussion including wood block, timbale, and the ride cymbal fills and gives you playing techniques for these.
Dylan Wissing shows you how to add a ride cymbal, the ride cymbal bell and crash cymbals and offers practical techniques for proper body positioning and then discusses how and where to place the drums for comfortable playing.
Dylan Wissing continues showing you how to set up your drum set adding in the tom-toms discussing how and where to place the drums for comfortable playing and proper drum maintenance.
Dylan Wissing, a lefty himself, explains 3 options for lefties when setting up the drum kit and explains what other famous left-handed drummers do including Ringo Starr, Travis Barker, Billy Cobham, Ilan Rubin, Carter Beauford, Phil Collins, Joey Waronker, and Eric Deggans.
Dylan Wissing (Drake) teaches you the drum part, with a unique feel based on 8th note and 16th note rhythms, as played by Patrick Carney on the original track.
In Part 2, Dylan Wissing (Kanye West) explains the influences on the sound and shares how he recreated the drum sound in his studio giving you tips to get the sound with your drum kit.
In Part 3, Learn how to recreate the sound as Dylan Wissing (Alicia Keys) takes you inside the box to examine the mix using the Logic session and explains the various effects or plugins used to get the sounds.
In Part 1 of this 2 part drum tutorial series, Dylan Wissing teaches you the drum parts on this smash hit which is a great beginner drum lesson.
In Part 2, you'll learn some of the more complex elements of the song, including the outro groove.