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Learn 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.
 
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Duration: 00:05:03
Learn stick control and how to hold drum sticks. This is the very first thing you need to learn as a drummer! Matt Teitelman (Kanye West) teaches you the parts of the drum stick including the tip, the shoulder, the shaft, and the butt. Matt then explains how to find the fulcrum, or the balance point on the stick, to find the sweet spot where you will hold the stick between your index finger and thumb. Matt also goes over the concept of matched grip and basic techniques of playing with your sticks. Remember, if you can't control your sticks, you can't control your drums!Be sure to check out the other stick control lessons and the other drum tutorials available at Music School Online utilizing current popular songs and iconic classics to teach aspiring and seasoned musicians in a fun, connective way. Learn how to play drums at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:05:04
Learn stick control and the single stroke roll on drums. Your instructor, Matt Teitelman (Kanye West), introduces the first drum rudiment with the single stroke roll. Drum rudiments are an assortment of different rhythms and movements that make up the building blocks of drumming. Matt explains the simple drum pattern and provides you with tips to practice the single stroke roll to achieve a clean, even sound. He then challenges you to increase your speed until you feel tension in your forearm. Remember, if you can't control your sticks, you can't control your drums!Be sure to check out the other Stick Control lessons and the other drum tutorials available at Music School Online utilizing current popular songs and iconic classics to teach aspiring and seasoned musicians in a fun, connective way. Learn how to play drums at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:07:49
Learn stick control and how to play a double stroke roll on drums. Matt Teitelman (Kanye West), continues your drum rudiment studies with the double stroke roll. Matt explains the drum pattern as two lefts and then two rights alternating between hands. Matt provides you with tips and techniques to play and practice the double stroke roll to achieve a clean, even sound. He then challenges you to increase your speed until you feel tension in your forearm. Remember, if you can't control your sticks, you can't control your drums!Be sure to check out the other Stick Control lessons and the other drum tutorials available at Music School Online utilizing current popular songs and iconic classics to teach aspiring and seasoned musicians in a fun, connective way. Learn how to play drums at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:02:36
Learn stick control and how to play a paradiddle on drums. Matt Teitelman (Kanye West) shows you another drum rudiment, the paradiddle. Matt explains what strokes make up a paradiddle and how you play paradiddles with increasing and decreasing speed. Remember, if you can't control your sticks, you can't control your drums!Be sure to check out the other Stick Control lessons and the other drum tutorials available at Music School Online utilizing current popular songs and iconic classics to teach aspiring and seasoned musicians in a fun, connective way. Learn how to play drums at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:04:12
Learn stick control and how to play flams on drums. Matt Teitelman (Kanye West), teaches you about flams. Matt explains what a flam is, how to play them, what they should sound like and how to practice them. Matt explains the difference between right handed flams and left handed flams. He also discuss techniques to develop a good sounding flam. Remember, if you can't control your sticks, you can't control your drums!Be sure to check out the other stick control lessons and the other drum tutorials available at Music School Online utilizing current popular songs and iconic classics to teach aspiring and seasoned musicians in a fun, connective way. Learn how to play drums at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:03:13
Learn stick control and how to play the ruff on drums. Matt Teitelman (Kanye West) teaches this drum rudiment, the ruff, also known as the drag. Matt explains how the ruff differs from the flam and demonstrates how the low hand, the grace note, plays two notes that sound like one beat. The trick with this rudiment is compressing those notes to achieve this result. Matt demonstrates how to do this and offers tips to practice it. Remember, if you can't control your sticks, you can't control your drums!Be sure to check out the other stick control lessons and the other drum tutorials available at Music School Online utilizing current popular songs and iconic classics to teach aspiring and seasoned musicians in a fun, connective way. Learn how to play drums at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:03:28
Learn stick control and the five (5) stroke roll on drums. Your instructor, Matt Teitelman (Kanye West), demonstrates the five stroke roll which is a short roll with a distinct beginning and end, as it is only five notes long. Matt explains the pattern variations and takes you through an exercise to get you familiar with this drum pattern with increasing and decreasing speed. Remember, if you can't control your sticks, you can't control your drums!Be sure to check out the other Stick Control drum lessons and the other drum tutorials available at Music School Online utilizing current popular songs and iconic classics to teach aspiring and seasoned musicians in a fun, connective way. Learn how to play drums at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:07:16
Learn stick control and the seven (7) stroke roll on drums. Your instructor, Matt Teitelman (Kanye West), demonstrates the seven stroke roll which builds on the five stroke roll with an added double. The seven stroke roll is more challenging to alternate the sticking because it starts and ends on different hands. Be sure to practice both ways evenly and equally. Remember, if you can't control your sticks, you can't control your drums!Be sure to check out the other rudiment stick control drum lessons and the other drum tutorials available at Music School Online utilizing current popular songs and iconic classics to teach aspiring and seasoned musicians in a fun, connective way. Learn how to play drums at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:04:45
Learn stick control and the nine (9) stroke roll on drums. Your instructor, 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. The nine stroke roll begins and ends on the same hand making alternate sticking easier. Be sure to practice both ways evenly and equally. Remember, if you can't control your sticks, you can't control your drums!Be sure to check out the other rudiment stick control drum lessons and the other drum tutorials available at Music School Online utilizing current popular songs and iconic classics to teach aspiring and seasoned musicians in a fun, connective way. Learn how to play drums at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.
 
 
 
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