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Learn how to play intermediate songs starting with 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.
 
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Duration: 00:02:59
Why play "Chameleon" by Herbie Hancock Episode 01 on drums. In this drum lesson, Dylan Wissing (Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Drake) introduces you to the classic jazz / funk song and he explains why he chose to do an extended drum series on this landmark song. This record has been incredibly influential to the music world since the 70's. It has been covered, sampled, borrowed from by many musicians. Learning to play the various drum parts of this song, originally played by Harvey Mason, will make you a better, more versatile drummer. It's also fun to learn and play!This drum tutorial is the introduction of an 11 part series and is just one of many 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: 00:14:41
Learn the fundamentals of rhythmic counting from globe-trotting percussionist, Matt Teitelman (Kanye West). In this music theory lesson, gain a deeper understanding of how to recognize, count, feel, and write rhythm in modern music with the introduction to common rhythms part 3 using eighth notes, dotted eighth notes, and sixteenth notes. Matt demonstrates various common rhythms by counting the beat and clapping the rhythm using the 1|4 time signature. This lesson is just one of many music theory tutorials exploring the study of the language of music here at Music School Online (MSO). You do not need to know music theory to be a musician, but you will gain a deeper understanding of how and why music works, which will give you more power to create your own music. Learn music theory at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:07:32
Learn stick control and playing accent notes on drums. Your instructor, Matt Teitelman (Kanye West), builds on the four basic strokes of drumming that you learned in a previous lesson by adding in accent notes. Matt shows you several accent note exercises for you to practice variations. 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: 00:14:46
Learn the fundamentals of rhythmic counting from globe-trotting percussionist, Matt Teitelman (Kanye West). Matt discusses how to divide notes into groups of three using triplets. He demonstrates how to create a triplet and how to count them. This lesson is just one of many music theory tutorials exploring the study of the language of music here at Music School Online (MSO). You do not need to know music theory to be a musician, but you will gain a deeper understanding of how and why music works, allowing you to better communicate with fellow musicians, and giving you more power to create your own music. Learn music theory at your own pace whenever and wherever you want. 
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:10:12
Learn the fundamentals of rhythmic counting from percussionist, Matt Teitelman (Kanye West). In this music theory lesson, gain a deeper understanding of how to play and feel music with the introduction to swing rhythms across all music genres. Swing rhythms are based on eighth (8th) note triplets and Matt demonstrates various ways to play, count and write these. This lesson is just one of many music theory tutorials exploring the study of the language of music here at Music School Online (MSO). You do not need to know music theory to be a musician, but you will gain a deeper understanding of how and why music works, allowing you to better communicate with fellow musicians, and giving you more power to create your own music. Learn music theory at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.  
 
 
 

 

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