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Learn the foundations of drumming

 
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! Dylan Wissing (Alicia Keys, Drake) and Matt Teitelman (Kanye West) of Music School Online teach you everything you need to know. They designed this course to cover these related topics for a more structured learning experience. Music School Online offers individual on demand drum tutorials and drum courses for you to learn how to play drums at your own pace, any time, anywhere.
 
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Duration: 00:02:08
Learn the fundamentals of rhythmic counting from globe-trotting percussionist, Matt Teitelman (Kanye West), starting with what is the beat. In this music theory lesson, Matt will introduce the concept of "The Beat" which is essential to the way that rhythm is understood in music. This lesson is just one of many music theory tutorials exploring the study of the language of music. Music School Online (MSO) presents 66 very comprehensive video tutorials to learn pitch, rhythm, melody, harmony, notation, chords, inversions, scales and so much more that will unlock the secrets to communicating with other musicians. 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: 00:01:55
Learn what is the drummer's job. Dylan Wissing (Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Drake) explains the primary roles of every drummer from keeping the beat to feeling consistent to marking the sections of music. This drum lesson will help aspiring drummers to understand the most essential elements of drumming.Be sure to check out the other drum and rhythm section tutorials available at Music School Online. Learn how to play drums at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.
 
 

 
 

 
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: 00:04:53
Learn how to set up your drum kit. Dylan Wissing (Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Drake) teaches you the basics of setting up your drum kit including your throne, bass drum, snare drum, and hi hat cymbals. Dylan offers practical techniques for proper body positioning and then for discusses how and where to place the drums and cymbals for comfortable playing.Be sure to check out other other drum lessons and our rhythm section tutorials available at Music School Online. Learn how to play drums at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:06:58
Learn the fundamentals of rhythmic counting from globe-trotting percussionist, Matt Teitelman (Kanye West). In this music theory lesson, Matt discusses what are quarter, half, and whole notes and how to utilize these to find the beat. He teaches you how to recognize, count, and write quarter notes, half notes, and whole notes, the building blocks of rhythm.  This lesson is just one of many music theory tutorials exploring the study of the language of music. Music School Online (MSO) presents 66 very comprehensive video tutorials to learn pitch, rhythm, melody, harmony, notation, chords, inversions, scales and so much more that will unlock the secrets to communicating with other musicians. 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: 00:04:41
Learn how to build a beat with kick and snare drums. Your instructor, Dylan Wissing (Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Drake), shows you the proper technique to create the foundational beat of modern music, the back beat, using the kick drum or bass drum and the snare.Be sure to check out other other drum lessons and our rhythm section tutorials available at Music School Online. Learn how to play drums at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:09:52
Learn how to add hi hat cymbals into the drum beat. Dylan Wissing (Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Drake) continues to teach you the basics of creating a beat by adding hi hat cymbals. He discusses how to set up these cymbals and demonstrates techniques for playing hi hats.Be sure to check out other other drum lessons and our rhythm section tutorials available at Music School Online. Learn how to play drums at your own pace whenever and wherever you want. 
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:09:26
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 count, feel, read, and write rhythm in modern music with the introduction to the eighth note, sixteenth note, thirty-second note which are all subdivisions of the beat. This lesson is just one of many music theory tutorials exploring the study of the language of music. Music School Online (MSO) presents 66 very comprehensive video tutorials to learn pitch, rhythm, melody, harmony, notation, chords, inversions, scales and so much more that will unlock the secrets to communicating with other musicians. 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: 00:10:06
Learn to play "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson on drums. Your instructor, Dylan Wissing (Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Drake), teaches you how to play this iconic pop classic. Dylan teaches the beat in this song because it is a foundational rock beat from which all others come.Be sure to check out other other drum lessons and our rhythm section tutorials available at Music School Online. Learn how to play drums at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.  
 
 
 
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