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Our online drum lessons are designed to teach you about your instrument, provide practical advice to learn and improve your playing technique and guide you step by step to play some of your favorite songs in pop, country, urban, rock, and more. You will learn how to play the drums directly from drummers who have played Alicia Keys, Eminem, Drake, Kanye West, & Fun. to name a few. more...

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Ain't It Fun by Paramore Part 1
Grooves and Song Form
 

Dylan Wissing (Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Drake) teaches you the main groove as played by the great drummer, Ilan Rubin.

 
 
00:18:35
Intermediate
 
Ain't It Fun by Paramore Part 2
Advanced Beats
 

In Part 2, learn the detailed grooves of the song, the extra notes, as they were played on the record by Ilan Rubin.

 
 
00:15:11
Advanced
 
Ain't It Fun by Paramore Part 3
Advanced Fills
 

In Part 3 of the series, Dylan Wissing teaches you how to play the drum fills of the song.

 
 
00:18:50
Advanced
 
All About the Bass Drum Part 1
Essentials
 

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.

 
 
00:11:26
Beginner
 
All About the Bass Drum Part 2
Essentials
 

Dylan Wissing demonstrates how the bass drum sound changes with various drum head configurations and when that sound might be appropriate. 

 
 
00:06:23
Beginner
 
All About the Bass Drum Part 3
Essentials
 

In Part 3, learn all about the various types of beaters and how they change the bass drum sound. 

 
 
00:01:08
Intermediate
 
All About the Bass Drum Part 4
Essentials
 

Dylan Wissing explains and demonstrates the methods for physically hitting the bass drum and different ways to play to get those drum sounds. 

 
 
00:05:10
Intermediate
 
All About the Bass Drum Part 5
Essentials
 

Dylan Wissing (Kanye West, Alicia Keys) concludes his discussion on the bass drum demonstrating different drum sounds made by changing variables on the kit.

 
 
00:02:12
Advanced
 
Back in Black by ACDC Part 1
Rock Beats
 

Learn to play "Back in Black" by ACDC Part 1 on drums with our multi-platinum instructor, Dylan Wissing (Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Drake)! 

 
 
00:06:50
Beginner
 
Back in Black by ACDC Part 2
Digging Into the Feel
 

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.

 
 
00:12:39
Intermediate
 
Back in Black by ACDC Part 3
Selection, Tuning & Studio Tips
 

Learn how to recreate the sound on "Back in Black" by ACDC Part 3 on drums with Dylan Wissing (Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Drake).

 
 
00:14:15
Advanced
 
Beginning Beats 0 - What Is The Drummer's Job?
Role of the Drummer
 

Dylan Wissing explains the primary roles of every drummer from keeping the beat to feeling consistent to marking the sections of music.

 
 
00:01:55
Beginner
 
Beginning Beats Episode 01 - Setting Up the Foundation
Setting Up The Drums
 

Learn the basics of setting up your drum kit including your throne, bass drum, snare drum, and hi hat cymbals.

 
 
00:04:53
Beginner
 
Beginning Beats Episode 02 - Build a Beat with the Kick and Snare
How To Play Beats
 

Dylan Wissing shows you the proper technique to create the foundational beat of modern music, the back beat, using the kick drum and snare.

 
 
00:04:41
Beginner
 
Beginning Beats Episode 03 - Adding Hi Hat Cymbals
Incorporating the Hi Hat in a Beat
 

Dylan Wissing (Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Drake) continues to teach you the basics of creating a beat by adding hi hat cymbals. 

 
 
00:09:52
Beginner
 
Beginning Beats Episode 04 - Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
Grooves and Song Form
 

Dylan Wissing teaches the beat in this song as it is a foundational rock beat from which all others come.

 
 
00:10:06
Beginner
 
Beginning Beats Episode 05 - We Will Rock You by Queen
Grooves and Song Form
 

Dylan Wissing teaches you this rock anthem drum beat as part of the Beginning Beats drum series designed to teach you the basics.

 
 
00:08:26
Beginner
 
Beginning Beats Episode 06 - Four on the Floor - No One by Alicia Keys
Grooves and Song Form
 

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. 

 
 
00:06:31
Beginner
 
Beginning Beats Episode 07 - Imagine by John Lennon
Grooves and Song Form
 

Continue progressing through the Beginning Beats series learning the four beat pattern, or four beat phrase. 

 
 
00:04:56
Beginner
 
Beginning Beats Episode 08 - Born in the USA by Bruce Springsteen
Grooves and Song Form
 

Learn a more complex drum beat as Dylan breaks down each part systematically to give you a better understanding of how to play it.

 
 
00:05:37
Beginner
 
Beginning Beats Episode 09 - Free Fallin' by Tom Petty
Grooves and Song Form
 

Dylan Wissing (Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Drake) continues to challenge you by teaching you to play bass drum notes on the off beats.

 
 
00:04:42
Beginner
 
Beginning Beats Episode 10 - Boom Clap by Charlie XCX
Grooves and Song Form
 

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.

 
 
00:04:55
Beginner
 
Beginning Beats Episode 11 - Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
Grooves and Song Form
 

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.

 
 
00:03:15
Beginner
 
Beginning Beats Episode 12 - All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor
Grooves and Song Form
 

Dylan Wissing (Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Drake) continues his Beginning Beats drum series by teaching a two measure drum beat on this hit song.

 
 
00:06:02
Beginner
 
Chameleon by Herbie Hancock Episode 01 - Why Chameleon
Iconic Songs
 

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. 

 
 
00:02:59
Intermediate
 
Chameleon by Herbie Hancock Episode 02 - The Main Beat and Variation
Grooves and Song Form
 

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. 

 
 
00:12:04
Intermediate
 
Chameleon by Herbie Hancock Episode 03 - The Turnaround
Intermediate Fills
 

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. 

 
 
00:08:26
Intermediate
 
Chameleon by Herbie Hancock Episode 04 - Groove Variations
Grooves and Song Form
 

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. 

 
 
00:15:33
Intermediate
 
Chameleon by Herbie Hancock Episode 05 - Fills 1
Intermediate Fills
 

In Part 5, learn how to play several combinations of 16th note drum fills on the record. 

 
 
00:05:21
Intermediate
 
Chameleon by Herbie Hancock Episode 06 - Fills 2
Intermediate Fills
 

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.

 
 
00:05:32
Intermediate
 
Chameleon by Herbie Hancock Episode 07 - Fills 3
Advanced Fills
 

Dylan Wissing continues showing you how to add swung 16th note drum fills and introduces clave fill variations, drum flams and hemiola fills. 

 
 
00:11:14
Advanced
 
Chameleon by Herbie Hancock Episode 08 - Turnaround 1 Transcription
Advanced 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! 

 
 
00:06:50
Advanced
 
Chameleon by Herbie Hancock Episode 09 - Turnaround 2 Transcription
Advanced Fills
 

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!

 
 
00:02:27
Advanced
 
Chameleon by Herbie Hancock Episode 10 - Getting the Sound
Selection, Tuning & Studio Tips
 

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.

 
 
00:18:11
Advanced
 
Chameleon by Herbie Hancock Episode 11 - Closing Thoughts
Closing Thoughts
 

In this final lesson in the series, Dylan Wissing concludes the Chameleon drum series with a few closing thoughts and some advice.

 
 
00:01:50
Intermediate
 
Classic by MKTO Part 1
Grooves and Song Form
 

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.

 
 
00:13:37
Intermediate
 
Classic by MKTO Part 2
Beats, Fills & Sounds
 

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.

 
 
00:16:48
Advanced
 
Fills | Iconic Fills Part 1
Fill Essentials
 

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.

 
 
00:10:08
Beginner
 
Fills | What is a Fill?
Drum Fills
 

Learn what a drum fill is, how drummers use fills, and hear examples of classic drum fills. 

 
 
00:02:47
Beginner
 
Fills | Working Fills Part 1
Fill Essentials
 

Dylan Wissing teaches you basic drum fills and demonstrates simple one beat fill ideas which is often all that a drummer needs to play. 

 
 
00:11:38
Beginner
 
Funky Drummer by James Brown Part 1
Grooves and Song Form
 

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. 

 
 
00:18:12
Advanced
 
Funky Drummer by James Brown Part 2
Getting The Sound
 

Dylan shares how he recreated the drum sound in his studio and gives you tips to recreate it with your drum kit. 

 
 
00:20:00
Advanced
 
Get Lucky by Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams Part 1
Grooves and Song Form
 

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. 

 
 
00:08:10
Beginner
 
Get Lucky by Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams Part 2
Intermediate Fills
 

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. 

 
 
00:13:57
Intermediate
 
Get Lucky by Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams Part 3
Advanced Beats
 

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.

 
 
00:13:40
Advanced
 
Get Lucky by Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams Part 4
Selection, Tuning & Studio Tips
 

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. 

 
 
00:18:51
Advanced
 
Happy by Pharrell Part 1
Grooves and Song Form
 

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.

 
 
00:06:54
Beginner
 
Happy by Pharrell Part 2
Intermediate Beats
 

In Part 2, Dylan Wissing offers performance tips on how to simulate the hand claps and the conga drums found in the bridge.

 
 
00:08:32
Intermediate
 
Hello Goodbye by the Beatles Part 1
Grooves and Song Form
 

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.

 
 
00:12:30
Beginner
 
Hello Goodbye by the Beatles Part 2
Intermediate Fills
 

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.

 
 
00:12:05
Intermediate
 
Hello Goodbye by the Beatles Part 3
Intermediate Beats
 

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. 

 
 
00:10:16
Advanced
 
Hello Goodbye by the Beatles Part 4
Selection, Tuning & Studio Tips
 

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.

 
 
00:15:56
Advanced
 
Intermediate Beats Episode 01 - Intro to 16th Note Beats Part 1
Hi Hat Technique
 

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.

 
 
00:06:02
Intermediate
 
Intermediate Beats Episode 02 - Intro to 16th Note Beats, Part 2
Bass Drum Tecnique
 

Dylan Wissing continues his series on Intermediate Beats in this drum lesson by playing two 16th notes in a row on the bass drum.

 
 
00:06:03
Intermediate
 
Intermediate Beats Episode 03 - The Payback by James Brown
Intermediate Beats
 

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.

 
 
00:05:29
Intermediate
 
Intermediate Beats Episode 04 - Girl on Fire by Alicia Keys
Grooves and Song Form
 

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! 

 
 
00:04:59
Intermediate
 
Intermediate Beats Episode 05 - Walk This Way by Aerosmith
Intermediate Beats
 

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.

 
 
00:04:55
Intermediate
 
Intermediate Beats Episode 06 - Insane in the Brain by Cypress Hill
Intermediate Beats
 

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.

 
 
00:04:16
Intermediate
 
Intermediate Beats Episode 07 - Hard Times by John Legend and The Roots
Intermediate Beats
 

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.

 
 
00:04:43
Intermediate
 
Intermediate Beats Episode 08 - This Love by Maroon 5
Intermediate Beats
 

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.

 
 
00:04:50
Intermediate
 
Intermediate Beats Episode 09 - Rock Your Body by Justin Timberlake
Intermediate Beats
 

As a continuation of the Intermediate Beats series, Dylan Wissing shows you how to play the more complicated drum part found in Measure 2.

 
 
00:04:20
Intermediate
 
Intermediate Beats Episode 10 - ABC by the Jackson 5
Intermediate Beats
 

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.

 
 
00:05:12
Intermediate
 
Intermediate Beats Episode 11 - The Lazy Song by Bruno Mars
Beats with Ghost Notes
 

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.

 
 
00:05:59
Intermediate
 
Intermediate Beats Episode 12 - Make It Funky by James Brown
Beats with Ghost Notes
 

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.

 
 
00:06:23
Intermediate
 
Intro to the Drums Part 1
Essentials
 

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. 

 
 
00:04:57
Beginner
 
Intro to the Drums Part 2
Essentials
 

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. 

 
 
00:06:20
Beginner
 
Latch by Disclosure ft. Sam Smith Part 1
Grooves and Song Form
 

Learn how to replicate the programmed drum sounds with a live drum kit and how to play 8th note triplets on the basic beat.

 
 
00:08:11
Intermediate
 
Latch by Disclosure ft. Sam Smith Part 2
Advanced Beats
 

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. 

 
 
00:09:20
Advanced
 
Latch by Disclosure ft. Sam Smith Part 3
Groove Exercises
 

In Part 3, Dylan Wissing takes you through some hi hat exercises to develop the coordination necessary to play this challenging programmed drum part. 

 
 
00:03:53
Advanced
 
Lord Knows by Drake Part 1 - Overview
Replicating Electronic Drum Parts
 

Learn to play this song on drums taught to you by Dylan Wissing, the drummer who performed on the record! 

 
 
00:02:44
Advanced
 
Lord Knows by Drake Part 2 - Intro
Grooves and Song Form
 

In Part 2, Dylan Wissing teaches you the intro drum part that he played on the record and gives performance techniques. 

 
 
00:05:49
Advanced
 
Lord Knows by Drake Part 3 - Preparatory Exercises
Groove Exercises
 

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. 

 
 
00:07:16
Advanced
 
Lord Knows by Drake Part 4
Advanced Beats
 

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.

 
 
00:09:46
Advanced
 
Lord Knows by Drake Part 5
Advanced Beats
 

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. 

 
 
00:09:36
Advanced
 
Rehab by Amy Winehouse Part 1
Playing a 60's Pop Drum Beat
 

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.

 
 
00:11:05
Beginner
 
Rehab by Amy Winehouse Part 2
Intermediate 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. 

 
 
00:09:54
Intermediate
 
Rehab by Amy Winehouse Part 3
Digging Into the Feel
 

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. 

 
 
00:13:10
Intermediate
 
Rehab by Amy Winehouse Part 4 - Getting the Sound
Selection, Tuning & Studio Tips
 

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.

 
 
00:20:38
Advanced
 
Rude by Magic! Part 1
Reggae Beats
 

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.

 
 
00:17:09
Intermediate
 
Rude by Magic! Part 2
Advanced Beats
 

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.

 
 
00:11:12
Advanced
 
Setting Up the Kit - Cymbals
Essentials
 

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.

 
 
00:06:51
Beginner
 
Setting Up the Kit - Tom Toms
Essentials
 

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. 

 
 
00:05:47
Beginner
 
Setting Up the Kit For Lefties
Setting Up for Left Handed Drummers
 

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.

 
 
00:06:41
Beginner
 
Stick Control - 4 Basic Strokes
Drum Rudiments
 

Matt Teitelman (Kanye West), demonstrates the full stroke, the downstroke, the tap, and the upstroke and explains when and how to play these.

 
 
00:05:17
Intermediate
 
Stick Control - 5 Stroke Roll
Drum Rudiments
 

Matt Teitelman (Kanye West), demonstrates the five stroke roll which is a short roll with a distinct beginning and end and takes you through an exercise to get you familiar with this drum pattern.

 
 
00:03:28
Beginner
 
Stick Control - 7 Stroke Roll
Drum Rudiments
 

Learn the seven stroke roll which builds on the five stroke roll but is more challenging to alternate the sticking because it starts and ends on different hands.

 
 
00:07:16
Beginner
 
Stick Control - 9 Stroke Roll
Drum Rudiments
 

Matt Teitelman (Kanye West), demonstrates the nine stroke roll which builds on the previous stroke rolls and consists of four pairs of double strokes and one single.

 
 
00:04:45
Beginner
 
Stick Control - Accents
Drum Rudiments
 

Build on the 4 basic strokes of drumming learned in a previous lesson by adding in accent notes. Matt Teitelman shows you several accent note exercises for you to practice variations. 

 
 
00:07:32
Intermediate
 
Stick Control - Double Paradiddle
Drum Rudiments
 

Matt Teitelman (Kanye West) explains what strokes make up a double paradiddle and how you play double paradiddles with increasing and decreasing speed, and where to accent the strokes.

 
 
00:04:22
Intermediate
 
Stick Control - Double Stroke Roll
Drum Rudiments
 

Matt Teitelman (Kanye West), explains the drum pattern and provides you with tips and techniques to play and practice the double stroke roll to achieve a clean, even sound. 

 
 
00:07:49
Beginner
 
Stick Control - Flam Accent
Drum Rudiments
 

Matt Teitelman (Kanye West) teaches you to play the flam accent, a three note rudiment, and demonstrates an exercise to play these with increasing and decreasing speed.

 
 
00:04:41
Intermediate
 
Stick Control - Flams
Drum Rudiments
 

Matt Teitelman (Kanye West) teaches you about flams explaining what a flam is, how to play it ,what it should sound like and how to practice one. 

 
 
00:04:12
Beginner
 
Stick Control - Flam Tap
Drum Rudiments
 

Matt Teitelman (Kanye West), teaches you to play the flam tap and shows you the right handed and left handed flam tap variations stressing the need to keep a nice, consistent sound. 

 
 
00:04:06
Intermediate
 
Stick Control - How to Hold Drum Sticks
Stick Technique Essentials
 

Learn stick control and how to hold drum sticks with Matt Teitelman (Kanye West). This is the very first thing you need to learn as a drummer! 

 
 
00:05:03
Beginner
 
Stick Control - Paradiddle
Drum Rudiments
 

Matt Teitelman (Kanye West) shows you another drum rudiment, the paradiddle, and explains what strokes make up a paradiddle and how you play them with increasing and decreasing speed. 

 
 
00:02:36
Beginner
 
Stick Control - Paradiddle-diddle
Drum Rudiments
 

Matt Teitelman (Kanye West) shows you another drum rudiment, the paradiddle-diddle, and explains what strokes make up a paradiddle-diddle, where the accent is, and how to play them.

 
 
00:05:46
Intermediate
 
Stick Control - Paradiddle 2 - Natural Accent
Drum Rudiments
 

Matt Teitelman discusses the natural accent that occurs when playing a paradiddle and how it improves the flow and introduces fluidity to your playing.

 
 
00:05:09
Intermediate
 
Stick Control - Pataflafla
Drum Rudiments
 

Learn stick control and how to play the pataflafla on drums. Matt Teitelman discusses the most common ways drummers play the pataflafla and offers suggestions on the best ways to practice.

 
 
00:04:59
Intermediate
 
Stick Control - Ratamacue
Drum Rudiments
 

Matt Teitelman (Kanye West) teaches another drum rudiment, the ratamacue. Matt explains what drum strokes make up the ratamacue, how to play it and explains how it fits into the beat.

 
 
00:02:56
Intermediate
 
Stick Control - Ruffs
Drum Rudiments
 

Matt Teitelman teaches this drum rudiment, the ruff, also known as the drag, and explains how the ruff differs from the flam and how the low hand plays two notes that sound like one beat. 

 
 
00:03:13
Beginner
 
Stick Control - Single Stroke Roll
Drum Rudiments
 

Matt Teitelman introduces the first drum rudiment with the single stroke roll. Matt explains the simple drum pattern and provides you with tips to practice it to achieve a clean, even sound.

 
 
00:05:04
Beginner
 
Stick Control - Swiss Army Triplet
Drum Rudiments
 

Matt Teitelman (Kanye West) teaches this drum rudiment, similar to the flam accent with different sticking. Matt explains what drum strokes make up swiss army triplet and demonstrates how play them.

 
 
00:03:59
Intermediate
 
Tighten Up by The Black Keys Part 1
Beats, Fills & Sounds
 

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.

 
 
00:18:07
Intermediate
 
Tighten Up by The Black Keys Part 2 - Getting the Sounds
Selection, Tuning & Studio Tips
 

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.

 
 
00:17:48
Advanced
 
Tighten Up by The Black Keys Part 3
Selection, Tuning & Studio Tips
 

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.

 
 
00:15:03
Advanced
 
Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars Part 1
Grooves and Song Form
 

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. 

 
 
00:12:06
Beginner
 
Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars Part 2
Intermediate Beats
 

In Part 2, you'll learn some of the more complex elements of the song, including the outro groove.

 
 
00:11:38
Intermediate
 
 
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