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Become a drummer with a step by step programme to get you from being drumming novice to drumming expert!

(1) Introduction – Learn the essentials of drumming first!

  • Hello and Welcome – Who I am and an Introduction to this Course.
  • Drum Stick Grip – How to hold your sticks correctly for Maximum Drum Skills
  • The Anatomy of the Drum Kit – Learn the names and how it sounds. Plus: notation!
  • Hitting the Drums – Make some noise & how to get a good tone
  • Right vs Left – Right handed or left handed?
  • Quarter Notes – Get Playing – Your First Rhythm
  • Eighth Notes – 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
  • Sixteenth Notes – 1e+a 2e+a 3e+a 4e+a – Play them all
  • Introduction to Rudiments – What are Rudiments and Why are they important?
  • Single Strokes – Learn the most important Rudiment
  • Double Strokes – Practice to Perfection!
  • Paradiddles – Accept the challenge and learn to play a Paradiddle!
  • Billy's Top Tip #1 – Drum Thone/Stool – Never Fall Off Stage!
  • How to play Bass Drum and Hi Hat with feet
  • Introduction – What you need to know about a drum groove
  • The Right Hand Pattern – Quarter Notes – The first right hand rhythm
  • The Right Hand Pattern – Eighth Notes – The second right hand rhythm
  • Adding the Right Foot – Learn two way coordination
  • Adding the Left Hand – Another 2 way coordination
  • The Whole Rock Groove – Put it together – 3 way coordination!
  • Rock Groove Summary – What you've learnt, how to build it up in short steps
  • The Click explained – What it is and how it can help with your playing
  • Practice playing with the click – practical playing practice
  • Practice playing with a song – Do I Wanna Know? by the Arctic Monkeys
  • Rock Grooves A – P Intro – Grooves For Life!
  • Rock Groove A – Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
  • Rock Groove B – We Will Rock You by Queen
  • Rock Groove C – How You Remind Me by Nickelback
  • Rock Groove D – Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High? by Arctic Monkeys
  • Quarter Notes – Start playing simple rhythms using all the drums
  • Eighth Notes – Play 2 notes on each drum round the kit
  • Sixteenth Notes – Play 4 notes on each drum
  • Summary of Subdivisions – Play them all in a 3 bar loop
  • Setting Up Your Drum Kit – How to do it the most efficient and safe way
  • Brown Eyes by Lady Gaga – Play a 2 bar rock loop along with Gaga
  • Part 1 Playback Test – Listen, Read & Play in time with the track
  • 2 Bar Loops – Rock Grooves and Fills
  • Playalong Track: Black Betty – Learn to Play a Whole Song
  • Rock Groove E – Amy Winehouse – Some Unholy War
  • Rock Groove F – 4 bass drums all by hi hat number 5
  • Rock Groove G – Learn how to play syncopated bass drum
  • Rock Groove H – Play even harder syncopation
  • Learn to play Rock Grooves on the Ride Cymbal & add a Left Foot Hi Hat!
  • Learn how to play the Cross Stick / Rim Click technique
  • Dynamics and Accents – Make your drumming more interesting!
  • Latin – Learn how to play the ride bell properly and the left hand pattern
  • 3/4 – Learn how to play a groove in a different time signature
  • 16th Note Fills Played Around the Kit – Get Good At Playing Around Your Drums
  • Play Rock Grooves with different 16th note Fills around the Drum Kit
  • Flams – Make your playing 'Fatter'
  • Drags – Develop this rudiment and your double strokes
  • Ruffs – Learn this rudiment and improve your single strokes
  • Double Paradiddle
  • Paradiddle-Diddle
  • Flam Rudiments: Flam Tap
  • Flam Accent
  • 8 Note Sequence of Single Strokes and Double Strokes – Test Your Rudiments!
  • Displaced Snare Drum Rock Grooves
  • Groove I –
  • Groove J –
  • Groove K –
  • Groove L –

(2) PART 1: Subdivisions on the Snare Drum – Our First Rhythms

  • Hello and Welcome – Who I am and an Introduction to this Course.
  • Drum Stick Grip – How to hold your sticks correctly for Maximum Drum Skills
  • The Anatomy of the Drum Kit – Learn the names and how it sounds. Plus: notation!
  • Hitting the Drums – Make some noise & how to get a good tone
  • Right vs Left – Right handed or left handed?
  • Quarter Notes – Get Playing – Your First Rhythm
  • Eighth Notes – 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
  • Sixteenth Notes – 1e+a 2e+a 3e+a 4e+a – Play them all
  • Introduction to Rudiments – What are Rudiments and Why are they important?
  • Single Strokes – Learn the most important Rudiment
  • Double Strokes – Practice to Perfection!
  • Paradiddles – Accept the challenge and learn to play a Paradiddle!
  • Billy's Top Tip #1 – Drum Thone/Stool – Never Fall Off Stage!
  • How to play Bass Drum and Hi Hat with feet
  • Introduction – What you need to know about a drum groove
  • The Right Hand Pattern – Quarter Notes – The first right hand rhythm
  • The Right Hand Pattern – Eighth Notes – The second right hand rhythm
  • Adding the Right Foot – Learn two way coordination
  • Adding the Left Hand – Another 2 way coordination
  • The Whole Rock Groove – Put it together – 3 way coordination!
  • Rock Groove Summary – What you've learnt, how to build it up in short steps
  • The Click explained – What it is and how it can help with your playing
  • Practice playing with the click – practical playing practice
  • Practice playing with a song – Do I Wanna Know? by the Arctic Monkeys
  • Rock Grooves A – P Intro – Grooves For Life!
  • Rock Groove A – Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
  • Rock Groove B – We Will Rock You by Queen
  • Rock Groove C – How You Remind Me by Nickelback
  • Rock Groove D – Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High? by Arctic Monkeys
  • Quarter Notes – Start playing simple rhythms using all the drums
  • Eighth Notes – Play 2 notes on each drum round the kit
  • Sixteenth Notes – Play 4 notes on each drum
  • Summary of Subdivisions – Play them all in a 3 bar loop
  • Setting Up Your Drum Kit – How to do it the most efficient and safe way
  • Brown Eyes by Lady Gaga – Play a 2 bar rock loop along with Gaga
  • Part 1 Playback Test – Listen, Read & Play in time with the track
  • 2 Bar Loops – Rock Grooves and Fills
  • Playalong Track: Black Betty – Learn to Play a Whole Song
  • Rock Groove E – Amy Winehouse – Some Unholy War
  • Rock Groove F – 4 bass drums all by hi hat number 5
  • Rock Groove G – Learn how to play syncopated bass drum
  • Rock Groove H – Play even harder syncopation
  • Learn to play Rock Grooves on the Ride Cymbal & add a Left Foot Hi Hat!
  • Learn how to play the Cross Stick / Rim Click technique
  • Dynamics and Accents – Make your drumming more interesting!
  • Latin – Learn how to play the ride bell properly and the left hand pattern
  • 3/4 – Learn how to play a groove in a different time signature
  • 16th Note Fills Played Around the Kit – Get Good At Playing Around Your Drums
  • Play Rock Grooves with different 16th note Fills around the Drum Kit
  • Flams – Make your playing 'Fatter'
  • Drags – Develop this rudiment and your double strokes
  • Ruffs – Learn this rudiment and improve your single strokes
  • Double Paradiddle
  • Paradiddle-Diddle
  • Flam Rudiments: Flam Tap
  • Flam Accent
  • 8 Note Sequence of Single Strokes and Double Strokes – Test Your Rudiments!
  • Displaced Snare Drum Rock Grooves
  • Groove I –
  • Groove J –
  • Groove K –
  • Groove L –

(3) PART 1: Rudiments – The building blocks of everything we do

  • Hello and Welcome – Who I am and an Introduction to this Course.
  • Drum Stick Grip – How to hold your sticks correctly for Maximum Drum Skills
  • The Anatomy of the Drum Kit – Learn the names and how it sounds. Plus: notation!
  • Hitting the Drums – Make some noise & how to get a good tone
  • Right vs Left – Right handed or left handed?
  • Quarter Notes – Get Playing – Your First Rhythm
  • Eighth Notes – 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
  • Sixteenth Notes – 1e+a 2e+a 3e+a 4e+a – Play them all
  • Introduction to Rudiments – What are Rudiments and Why are they important?
  • Single Strokes – Learn the most important Rudiment
  • Double Strokes – Practice to Perfection!
  • Paradiddles – Accept the challenge and learn to play a Paradiddle!
  • Billy's Top Tip #1 – Drum Thone/Stool – Never Fall Off Stage!
  • How to play Bass Drum and Hi Hat with feet
  • Introduction – What you need to know about a drum groove
  • The Right Hand Pattern – Quarter Notes – The first right hand rhythm
  • The Right Hand Pattern – Eighth Notes – The second right hand rhythm
  • Adding the Right Foot – Learn two way coordination
  • Adding the Left Hand – Another 2 way coordination
  • The Whole Rock Groove – Put it together – 3 way coordination!
  • Rock Groove Summary – What you've learnt, how to build it up in short steps
  • The Click explained – What it is and how it can help with your playing
  • Practice playing with the click – practical playing practice
  • Practice playing with a song – Do I Wanna Know? by the Arctic Monkeys
  • Rock Grooves A – P Intro – Grooves For Life!
  • Rock Groove A – Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
  • Rock Groove B – We Will Rock You by Queen
  • Rock Groove C – How You Remind Me by Nickelback
  • Rock Groove D – Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High? by Arctic Monkeys
  • Quarter Notes – Start playing simple rhythms using all the drums
  • Eighth Notes – Play 2 notes on each drum round the kit
  • Sixteenth Notes – Play 4 notes on each drum
  • Summary of Subdivisions – Play them all in a 3 bar loop
  • Setting Up Your Drum Kit – How to do it the most efficient and safe way
  • Brown Eyes by Lady Gaga – Play a 2 bar rock loop along with Gaga
  • Part 1 Playback Test – Listen, Read & Play in time with the track
  • 2 Bar Loops – Rock Grooves and Fills
  • Playalong Track: Black Betty – Learn to Play a Whole Song
  • Rock Groove E – Amy Winehouse – Some Unholy War
  • Rock Groove F – 4 bass drums all by hi hat number 5
  • Rock Groove G – Learn how to play syncopated bass drum
  • Rock Groove H – Play even harder syncopation
  • Learn to play Rock Grooves on the Ride Cymbal & add a Left Foot Hi Hat!
  • Learn how to play the Cross Stick / Rim Click technique
  • Dynamics and Accents – Make your drumming more interesting!
  • Latin – Learn how to play the ride bell properly and the left hand pattern
  • 3/4 – Learn how to play a groove in a different time signature
  • 16th Note Fills Played Around the Kit – Get Good At Playing Around Your Drums
  • Play Rock Grooves with different 16th note Fills around the Drum Kit
  • Flams – Make your playing 'Fatter'
  • Drags – Develop this rudiment and your double strokes
  • Ruffs – Learn this rudiment and improve your single strokes
  • Double Paradiddle
  • Paradiddle-Diddle
  • Flam Rudiments: Flam Tap
  • Flam Accent
  • 8 Note Sequence of Single Strokes and Double Strokes – Test Your Rudiments!
  • Displaced Snare Drum Rock Grooves
  • Groove I –
  • Groove J –
  • Groove K –
  • Groove L –

(4) PART 1: Billy's Top Tip #1

  • Hello and Welcome – Who I am and an Introduction to this Course.
  • Drum Stick Grip – How to hold your sticks correctly for Maximum Drum Skills
  • The Anatomy of the Drum Kit – Learn the names and how it sounds. Plus: notation!
  • Hitting the Drums – Make some noise & how to get a good tone
  • Right vs Left – Right handed or left handed?
  • Quarter Notes – Get Playing – Your First Rhythm
  • Eighth Notes – 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
  • Sixteenth Notes – 1e+a 2e+a 3e+a 4e+a – Play them all
  • Introduction to Rudiments – What are Rudiments and Why are they important?
  • Single Strokes – Learn the most important Rudiment
  • Double Strokes – Practice to Perfection!
  • Paradiddles – Accept the challenge and learn to play a Paradiddle!
  • Billy's Top Tip #1 – Drum Thone/Stool – Never Fall Off Stage!
  • How to play Bass Drum and Hi Hat with feet
  • Introduction – What you need to know about a drum groove
  • The Right Hand Pattern – Quarter Notes – The first right hand rhythm
  • The Right Hand Pattern – Eighth Notes – The second right hand rhythm
  • Adding the Right Foot – Learn two way coordination
  • Adding the Left Hand – Another 2 way coordination
  • The Whole Rock Groove – Put it together – 3 way coordination!
  • Rock Groove Summary – What you've learnt, how to build it up in short steps
  • The Click explained – What it is and how it can help with your playing
  • Practice playing with the click – practical playing practice
  • Practice playing with a song – Do I Wanna Know? by the Arctic Monkeys
  • Rock Grooves A – P Intro – Grooves For Life!
  • Rock Groove A – Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
  • Rock Groove B – We Will Rock You by Queen
  • Rock Groove C – How You Remind Me by Nickelback
  • Rock Groove D – Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High? by Arctic Monkeys
  • Quarter Notes – Start playing simple rhythms using all the drums
  • Eighth Notes – Play 2 notes on each drum round the kit
  • Sixteenth Notes – Play 4 notes on each drum
  • Summary of Subdivisions – Play them all in a 3 bar loop
  • Setting Up Your Drum Kit – How to do it the most efficient and safe way
  • Brown Eyes by Lady Gaga – Play a 2 bar rock loop along with Gaga
  • Part 1 Playback Test – Listen, Read & Play in time with the track
  • 2 Bar Loops – Rock Grooves and Fills
  • Playalong Track: Black Betty – Learn to Play a Whole Song
  • Rock Groove E – Amy Winehouse – Some Unholy War
  • Rock Groove F – 4 bass drums all by hi hat number 5
  • Rock Groove G – Learn how to play syncopated bass drum
  • Rock Groove H – Play even harder syncopation
  • Learn to play Rock Grooves on the Ride Cymbal & add a Left Foot Hi Hat!
  • Learn how to play the Cross Stick / Rim Click technique
  • Dynamics and Accents – Make your drumming more interesting!
  • Latin – Learn how to play the ride bell properly and the left hand pattern
  • 3/4 – Learn how to play a groove in a different time signature
  • 16th Note Fills Played Around the Kit – Get Good At Playing Around Your Drums
  • Play Rock Grooves with different 16th note Fills around the Drum Kit
  • Flams – Make your playing 'Fatter'
  • Drags – Develop this rudiment and your double strokes
  • Ruffs – Learn this rudiment and improve your single strokes
  • Double Paradiddle
  • Paradiddle-Diddle
  • Flam Rudiments: Flam Tap
  • Flam Accent
  • 8 Note Sequence of Single Strokes and Double Strokes – Test Your Rudiments!
  • Displaced Snare Drum Rock Grooves
  • Groove I –
  • Groove J –
  • Groove K –
  • Groove L –

(5) PART 1: How to Play Bass Drum and Hi Hat With Feet

  • Hello and Welcome – Who I am and an Introduction to this Course.
  • Drum Stick Grip – How to hold your sticks correctly for Maximum Drum Skills
  • The Anatomy of the Drum Kit – Learn the names and how it sounds. Plus: notation!
  • Hitting the Drums – Make some noise & how to get a good tone
  • Right vs Left – Right handed or left handed?
  • Quarter Notes – Get Playing – Your First Rhythm
  • Eighth Notes – 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
  • Sixteenth Notes – 1e+a 2e+a 3e+a 4e+a – Play them all
  • Introduction to Rudiments – What are Rudiments and Why are they important?
  • Single Strokes – Learn the most important Rudiment
  • Double Strokes – Practice to Perfection!
  • Paradiddles – Accept the challenge and learn to play a Paradiddle!
  • Billy's Top Tip #1 – Drum Thone/Stool – Never Fall Off Stage!
  • How to play Bass Drum and Hi Hat with feet
  • Introduction – What you need to know about a drum groove
  • The Right Hand Pattern – Quarter Notes – The first right hand rhythm
  • The Right Hand Pattern – Eighth Notes – The second right hand rhythm
  • Adding the Right Foot – Learn two way coordination
  • Adding the Left Hand – Another 2 way coordination
  • The Whole Rock Groove – Put it together – 3 way coordination!
  • Rock Groove Summary – What you've learnt, how to build it up in short steps
  • The Click explained – What it is and how it can help with your playing
  • Practice playing with the click – practical playing practice
  • Practice playing with a song – Do I Wanna Know? by the Arctic Monkeys
  • Rock Grooves A – P Intro – Grooves For Life!
  • Rock Groove A – Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
  • Rock Groove B – We Will Rock You by Queen
  • Rock Groove C – How You Remind Me by Nickelback
  • Rock Groove D – Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High? by Arctic Monkeys
  • Quarter Notes – Start playing simple rhythms using all the drums
  • Eighth Notes – Play 2 notes on each drum round the kit
  • Sixteenth Notes – Play 4 notes on each drum
  • Summary of Subdivisions – Play them all in a 3 bar loop
  • Setting Up Your Drum Kit – How to do it the most efficient and safe way
  • Brown Eyes by Lady Gaga – Play a 2 bar rock loop along with Gaga
  • Part 1 Playback Test – Listen, Read & Play in time with the track
  • 2 Bar Loops – Rock Grooves and Fills
  • Playalong Track: Black Betty – Learn to Play a Whole Song
  • Rock Groove E – Amy Winehouse – Some Unholy War
  • Rock Groove F – 4 bass drums all by hi hat number 5
  • Rock Groove G – Learn how to play syncopated bass drum
  • Rock Groove H – Play even harder syncopation
  • Learn to play Rock Grooves on the Ride Cymbal & add a Left Foot Hi Hat!
  • Learn how to play the Cross Stick / Rim Click technique
  • Dynamics and Accents – Make your drumming more interesting!
  • Latin – Learn how to play the ride bell properly and the left hand pattern
  • 3/4 – Learn how to play a groove in a different time signature
  • 16th Note Fills Played Around the Kit – Get Good At Playing Around Your Drums
  • Play Rock Grooves with different 16th note Fills around the Drum Kit
  • Flams – Make your playing 'Fatter'
  • Drags – Develop this rudiment and your double strokes
  • Ruffs – Learn this rudiment and improve your single strokes
  • Double Paradiddle
  • Paradiddle-Diddle
  • Flam Rudiments: Flam Tap
  • Flam Accent
  • 8 Note Sequence of Single Strokes and Double Strokes – Test Your Rudiments!
  • Displaced Snare Drum Rock Grooves
  • Groove I –
  • Groove J –
  • Groove K –
  • Groove L –

(6) PART 1: Learn To Play a Rock Groove – The most impressive thing to play on drums

  • Hello and Welcome – Who I am and an Introduction to this Course.
  • Drum Stick Grip – How to hold your sticks correctly for Maximum Drum Skills
  • The Anatomy of the Drum Kit – Learn the names and how it sounds. Plus: notation!
  • Hitting the Drums – Make some noise & how to get a good tone
  • Right vs Left – Right handed or left handed?
  • Quarter Notes – Get Playing – Your First Rhythm
  • Eighth Notes – 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
  • Sixteenth Notes – 1e+a 2e+a 3e+a 4e+a – Play them all
  • Introduction to Rudiments – What are Rudiments and Why are they important?
  • Single Strokes – Learn the most important Rudiment
  • Double Strokes – Practice to Perfection!
  • Paradiddles – Accept the challenge and learn to play a Paradiddle!
  • Billy's Top Tip #1 – Drum Thone/Stool – Never Fall Off Stage!
  • How to play Bass Drum and Hi Hat with feet
  • Introduction – What you need to know about a drum groove
  • The Right Hand Pattern – Quarter Notes – The first right hand rhythm
  • The Right Hand Pattern – Eighth Notes – The second right hand rhythm
  • Adding the Right Foot – Learn two way coordination
  • Adding the Left Hand – Another 2 way coordination
  • The Whole Rock Groove – Put it together – 3 way coordination!
  • Rock Groove Summary – What you've learnt, how to build it up in short steps
  • The Click explained – What it is and how it can help with your playing
  • Practice playing with the click – practical playing practice
  • Practice playing with a song – Do I Wanna Know? by the Arctic Monkeys
  • Rock Grooves A – P Intro – Grooves For Life!
  • Rock Groove A – Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
  • Rock Groove B – We Will Rock You by Queen
  • Rock Groove C – How You Remind Me by Nickelback
  • Rock Groove D – Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High? by Arctic Monkeys
  • Quarter Notes – Start playing simple rhythms using all the drums
  • Eighth Notes – Play 2 notes on each drum round the kit
  • Sixteenth Notes – Play 4 notes on each drum
  • Summary of Subdivisions – Play them all in a 3 bar loop
  • Setting Up Your Drum Kit – How to do it the most efficient and safe way
  • Brown Eyes by Lady Gaga – Play a 2 bar rock loop along with Gaga
  • Part 1 Playback Test – Listen, Read & Play in time with the track
  • 2 Bar Loops – Rock Grooves and Fills
  • Playalong Track: Black Betty – Learn to Play a Whole Song
  • Rock Groove E – Amy Winehouse – Some Unholy War
  • Rock Groove F – 4 bass drums all by hi hat number 5
  • Rock Groove G – Learn how to play syncopated bass drum
  • Rock Groove H – Play even harder syncopation
  • Learn to play Rock Grooves on the Ride Cymbal & add a Left Foot Hi Hat!
  • Learn how to play the Cross Stick / Rim Click technique
  • Dynamics and Accents – Make your drumming more interesting!
  • Latin – Learn how to play the ride bell properly and the left hand pattern
  • 3/4 – Learn how to play a groove in a different time signature
  • 16th Note Fills Played Around the Kit – Get Good At Playing Around Your Drums
  • Play Rock Grooves with different 16th note Fills around the Drum Kit
  • Flams – Make your playing 'Fatter'
  • Drags – Develop this rudiment and your double strokes
  • Ruffs – Learn this rudiment and improve your single strokes
  • Double Paradiddle
  • Paradiddle-Diddle
  • Flam Rudiments: Flam Tap
  • Flam Accent
  • 8 Note Sequence of Single Strokes and Double Strokes – Test Your Rudiments!
  • Displaced Snare Drum Rock Grooves
  • Groove I –
  • Groove J –
  • Groove K –
  • Groove L –

(7) PART 1: How to Play with a Click and to Music

  • Hello and Welcome – Who I am and an Introduction to this Course.
  • Drum Stick Grip – How to hold your sticks correctly for Maximum Drum Skills
  • The Anatomy of the Drum Kit – Learn the names and how it sounds. Plus: notation!
  • Hitting the Drums – Make some noise & how to get a good tone
  • Right vs Left – Right handed or left handed?
  • Quarter Notes – Get Playing – Your First Rhythm
  • Eighth Notes – 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
  • Sixteenth Notes – 1e+a 2e+a 3e+a 4e+a – Play them all
  • Introduction to Rudiments – What are Rudiments and Why are they important?
  • Single Strokes – Learn the most important Rudiment
  • Double Strokes – Practice to Perfection!
  • Paradiddles – Accept the challenge and learn to play a Paradiddle!
  • Billy's Top Tip #1 – Drum Thone/Stool – Never Fall Off Stage!
  • How to play Bass Drum and Hi Hat with feet
  • Introduction – What you need to know about a drum groove
  • The Right Hand Pattern – Quarter Notes – The first right hand rhythm
  • The Right Hand Pattern – Eighth Notes – The second right hand rhythm
  • Adding the Right Foot – Learn two way coordination
  • Adding the Left Hand – Another 2 way coordination
  • The Whole Rock Groove – Put it together – 3 way coordination!
  • Rock Groove Summary – What you've learnt, how to build it up in short steps
  • The Click explained – What it is and how it can help with your playing
  • Practice playing with the click – practical playing practice
  • Practice playing with a song – Do I Wanna Know? by the Arctic Monkeys
  • Rock Grooves A – P Intro – Grooves For Life!
  • Rock Groove A – Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
  • Rock Groove B – We Will Rock You by Queen
  • Rock Groove C – How You Remind Me by Nickelback
  • Rock Groove D – Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High? by Arctic Monkeys
  • Quarter Notes – Start playing simple rhythms using all the drums
  • Eighth Notes – Play 2 notes on each drum round the kit
  • Sixteenth Notes – Play 4 notes on each drum
  • Summary of Subdivisions – Play them all in a 3 bar loop
  • Setting Up Your Drum Kit – How to do it the most efficient and safe way
  • Brown Eyes by Lady Gaga – Play a 2 bar rock loop along with Gaga
  • Part 1 Playback Test – Listen, Read & Play in time with the track
  • 2 Bar Loops – Rock Grooves and Fills
  • Playalong Track: Black Betty – Learn to Play a Whole Song
  • Rock Groove E – Amy Winehouse – Some Unholy War
  • Rock Groove F – 4 bass drums all by hi hat number 5
  • Rock Groove G – Learn how to play syncopated bass drum
  • Rock Groove H – Play even harder syncopation
  • Learn to play Rock Grooves on the Ride Cymbal & add a Left Foot Hi Hat!
  • Learn how to play the Cross Stick / Rim Click technique
  • Dynamics and Accents – Make your drumming more interesting!
  • Latin – Learn how to play the ride bell properly and the left hand pattern
  • 3/4 – Learn how to play a groove in a different time signature
  • 16th Note Fills Played Around the Kit – Get Good At Playing Around Your Drums
  • Play Rock Grooves with different 16th note Fills around the Drum Kit
  • Flams – Make your playing 'Fatter'
  • Drags – Develop this rudiment and your double strokes
  • Ruffs – Learn this rudiment and improve your single strokes
  • Double Paradiddle
  • Paradiddle-Diddle
  • Flam Rudiments: Flam Tap
  • Flam Accent
  • 8 Note Sequence of Single Strokes and Double Strokes – Test Your Rudiments!
  • Displaced Snare Drum Rock Grooves
  • Groove I –
  • Groove J –
  • Groove K –
  • Groove L –

(8) PART 1: Grooves A, B, C & D – Michael Jackson, Queen, Nickelback and Arctic M…

  • Hello and Welcome – Who I am and an Introduction to this Course.
  • Drum Stick Grip – How to hold your sticks correctly for Maximum Drum Skills
  • The Anatomy of the Drum Kit – Learn the names and how it sounds. Plus: notation!
  • Hitting the Drums – Make some noise & how to get a good tone
  • Right vs Left – Right handed or left handed?
  • Quarter Notes – Get Playing – Your First Rhythm
  • Eighth Notes – 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
  • Sixteenth Notes – 1e+a 2e+a 3e+a 4e+a – Play them all
  • Introduction to Rudiments – What are Rudiments and Why are they important?
  • Single Strokes – Learn the most important Rudiment
  • Double Strokes – Practice to Perfection!
  • Paradiddles – Accept the challenge and learn to play a Paradiddle!
  • Billy's Top Tip #1 – Drum Thone/Stool – Never Fall Off Stage!
  • How to play Bass Drum and Hi Hat with feet
  • Introduction – What you need to know about a drum groove
  • The Right Hand Pattern – Quarter Notes – The first right hand rhythm
  • The Right Hand Pattern – Eighth Notes – The second right hand rhythm
  • Adding the Right Foot – Learn two way coordination
  • Adding the Left Hand – Another 2 way coordination
  • The Whole Rock Groove – Put it together – 3 way coordination!
  • Rock Groove Summary – What you've learnt, how to build it up in short steps
  • The Click explained – What it is and how it can help with your playing
  • Practice playing with the click – practical playing practice
  • Practice playing with a song – Do I Wanna Know? by the Arctic Monkeys
  • Rock Grooves A – P Intro – Grooves For Life!
  • Rock Groove A – Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
  • Rock Groove B – We Will Rock You by Queen
  • Rock Groove C – How You Remind Me by Nickelback
  • Rock Groove D – Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High? by Arctic Monkeys
  • Quarter Notes – Start playing simple rhythms using all the drums
  • Eighth Notes – Play 2 notes on each drum round the kit
  • Sixteenth Notes – Play 4 notes on each drum
  • Summary of Subdivisions – Play them all in a 3 bar loop
  • Setting Up Your Drum Kit – How to do it the most efficient and safe way
  • Brown Eyes by Lady Gaga – Play a 2 bar rock loop along with Gaga
  • Part 1 Playback Test – Listen, Read & Play in time with the track
  • 2 Bar Loops – Rock Grooves and Fills
  • Playalong Track: Black Betty – Learn to Play a Whole Song
  • Rock Groove E – Amy Winehouse – Some Unholy War
  • Rock Groove F – 4 bass drums all by hi hat number 5
  • Rock Groove G – Learn how to play syncopated bass drum
  • Rock Groove H – Play even harder syncopation
  • Learn to play Rock Grooves on the Ride Cymbal & add a Left Foot Hi Hat!
  • Learn how to play the Cross Stick / Rim Click technique
  • Dynamics and Accents – Make your drumming more interesting!
  • Latin – Learn how to play the ride bell properly and the left hand pattern
  • 3/4 – Learn how to play a groove in a different time signature
  • 16th Note Fills Played Around the Kit – Get Good At Playing Around Your Drums
  • Play Rock Grooves with different 16th note Fills around the Drum Kit
  • Flams – Make your playing 'Fatter'
  • Drags – Develop this rudiment and your double strokes
  • Ruffs – Learn this rudiment and improve your single strokes
  • Double Paradiddle
  • Paradiddle-Diddle
  • Flam Rudiments: Flam Tap
  • Flam Accent
  • 8 Note Sequence of Single Strokes and Double Strokes – Test Your Rudiments!
  • Displaced Snare Drum Rock Grooves
  • Groove I –
  • Groove J –
  • Groove K –
  • Groove L –

(9) PART 1: Subdivisions Around the Drum Kit

  • Hello and Welcome – Who I am and an Introduction to this Course.
  • Drum Stick Grip – How to hold your sticks correctly for Maximum Drum Skills
  • The Anatomy of the Drum Kit – Learn the names and how it sounds. Plus: notation!
  • Hitting the Drums – Make some noise & how to get a good tone
  • Right vs Left – Right handed or left handed?
  • Quarter Notes – Get Playing – Your First Rhythm
  • Eighth Notes – 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
  • Sixteenth Notes – 1e+a 2e+a 3e+a 4e+a – Play them all
  • Introduction to Rudiments – What are Rudiments and Why are they important?
  • Single Strokes – Learn the most important Rudiment
  • Double Strokes – Practice to Perfection!
  • Paradiddles – Accept the challenge and learn to play a Paradiddle!
  • Billy's Top Tip #1 – Drum Thone/Stool – Never Fall Off Stage!
  • How to play Bass Drum and Hi Hat with feet
  • Introduction – What you need to know about a drum groove
  • The Right Hand Pattern – Quarter Notes – The first right hand rhythm
  • The Right Hand Pattern – Eighth Notes – The second right hand rhythm
  • Adding the Right Foot – Learn two way coordination
  • Adding the Left Hand – Another 2 way coordination
  • The Whole Rock Groove – Put it together – 3 way coordination!
  • Rock Groove Summary – What you've learnt, how to build it up in short steps
  • The Click explained – What it is and how it can help with your playing
  • Practice playing with the click – practical playing practice
  • Practice playing with a song – Do I Wanna Know? by the Arctic Monkeys
  • Rock Grooves A – P Intro – Grooves For Life!
  • Rock Groove A – Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
  • Rock Groove B – We Will Rock You by Queen
  • Rock Groove C – How You Remind Me by Nickelback
  • Rock Groove D – Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High? by Arctic Monkeys
  • Quarter Notes – Start playing simple rhythms using all the drums
  • Eighth Notes – Play 2 notes on each drum round the kit
  • Sixteenth Notes – Play 4 notes on each drum
  • Summary of Subdivisions – Play them all in a 3 bar loop
  • Setting Up Your Drum Kit – How to do it the most efficient and safe way
  • Brown Eyes by Lady Gaga – Play a 2 bar rock loop along with Gaga
  • Part 1 Playback Test – Listen, Read & Play in time with the track
  • 2 Bar Loops – Rock Grooves and Fills
  • Playalong Track: Black Betty – Learn to Play a Whole Song
  • Rock Groove E – Amy Winehouse – Some Unholy War
  • Rock Groove F – 4 bass drums all by hi hat number 5
  • Rock Groove G – Learn how to play syncopated bass drum
  • Rock Groove H – Play even harder syncopation
  • Learn to play Rock Grooves on the Ride Cymbal & add a Left Foot Hi Hat!
  • Learn how to play the Cross Stick / Rim Click technique
  • Dynamics and Accents – Make your drumming more interesting!
  • Latin – Learn how to play the ride bell properly and the left hand pattern
  • 3/4 – Learn how to play a groove in a different time signature
  • 16th Note Fills Played Around the Kit – Get Good At Playing Around Your Drums
  • Play Rock Grooves with different 16th note Fills around the Drum Kit
  • Flams – Make your playing 'Fatter'
  • Drags – Develop this rudiment and your double strokes
  • Ruffs – Learn this rudiment and improve your single strokes
  • Double Paradiddle
  • Paradiddle-Diddle
  • Flam Rudiments: Flam Tap
  • Flam Accent
  • 8 Note Sequence of Single Strokes and Double Strokes – Test Your Rudiments!
  • Displaced Snare Drum Rock Grooves
  • Groove I –
  • Groove J –
  • Groove K –
  • Groove L –

(10) Billy's Top Tip #2 – How to Set Up Your Drum Kit Properly

  • Hello and Welcome – Who I am and an Introduction to this Course.
  • Drum Stick Grip – How to hold your sticks correctly for Maximum Drum Skills
  • The Anatomy of the Drum Kit – Learn the names and how it sounds. Plus: notation!
  • Hitting the Drums – Make some noise & how to get a good tone
  • Right vs Left – Right handed or left handed?
  • Quarter Notes – Get Playing – Your First Rhythm
  • Eighth Notes – 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
  • Sixteenth Notes – 1e+a 2e+a 3e+a 4e+a – Play them all
  • Introduction to Rudiments – What are Rudiments and Why are they important?
  • Single Strokes – Learn the most important Rudiment
  • Double Strokes – Practice to Perfection!
  • Paradiddles – Accept the challenge and learn to play a Paradiddle!
  • Billy's Top Tip #1 – Drum Thone/Stool – Never Fall Off Stage!
  • How to play Bass Drum and Hi Hat with feet
  • Introduction – What you need to know about a drum groove
  • The Right Hand Pattern – Quarter Notes – The first right hand rhythm
  • The Right Hand Pattern – Eighth Notes – The second right hand rhythm
  • Adding the Right Foot – Learn two way coordination
  • Adding the Left Hand – Another 2 way coordination
  • The Whole Rock Groove – Put it together – 3 way coordination!
  • Rock Groove Summary – What you've learnt, how to build it up in short steps
  • The Click explained – What it is and how it can help with your playing
  • Practice playing with the click – practical playing practice
  • Practice playing with a song – Do I Wanna Know? by the Arctic Monkeys
  • Rock Grooves A – P Intro – Grooves For Life!
  • Rock Groove A – Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
  • Rock Groove B – We Will Rock You by Queen
  • Rock Groove C – How You Remind Me by Nickelback
  • Rock Groove D – Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High? by Arctic Monkeys
  • Quarter Notes – Start playing simple rhythms using all the drums
  • Eighth Notes – Play 2 notes on each drum round the kit
  • Sixteenth Notes – Play 4 notes on each drum
  • Summary of Subdivisions – Play them all in a 3 bar loop
  • Setting Up Your Drum Kit – How to do it the most efficient and safe way
  • Brown Eyes by Lady Gaga – Play a 2 bar rock loop along with Gaga
  • Part 1 Playback Test – Listen, Read & Play in time with the track
  • 2 Bar Loops – Rock Grooves and Fills
  • Playalong Track: Black Betty – Learn to Play a Whole Song
  • Rock Groove E – Amy Winehouse – Some Unholy War
  • Rock Groove F – 4 bass drums all by hi hat number 5
  • Rock Groove G – Learn how to play syncopated bass drum
  • Rock Groove H – Play even harder syncopation
  • Learn to play Rock Grooves on the Ride Cymbal & add a Left Foot Hi Hat!
  • Learn how to play the Cross Stick / Rim Click technique
  • Dynamics and Accents – Make your drumming more interesting!
  • Latin – Learn how to play the ride bell properly and the left hand pattern
  • 3/4 – Learn how to play a groove in a different time signature
  • 16th Note Fills Played Around the Kit – Get Good At Playing Around Your Drums
  • Play Rock Grooves with different 16th note Fills around the Drum Kit
  • Flams – Make your playing 'Fatter'
  • Drags – Develop this rudiment and your double strokes
  • Ruffs – Learn this rudiment and improve your single strokes
  • Double Paradiddle
  • Paradiddle-Diddle
  • Flam Rudiments: Flam Tap
  • Flam Accent
  • 8 Note Sequence of Single Strokes and Double Strokes – Test Your Rudiments!
  • Displaced Snare Drum Rock Grooves
  • Groove I –
  • Groove J –
  • Groove K –
  • Groove L –

(11) PART 1: What you've learnt so far – Test your drumming skills

  • Hello and Welcome – Who I am and an Introduction to this Course.
  • Drum Stick Grip – How to hold your sticks correctly for Maximum Drum Skills
  • The Anatomy of the Drum Kit – Learn the names and how it sounds. Plus: notation!
  • Hitting the Drums – Make some noise & how to get a good tone
  • Right vs Left – Right handed or left handed?
  • Quarter Notes – Get Playing – Your First Rhythm
  • Eighth Notes – 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
  • Sixteenth Notes – 1e+a 2e+a 3e+a 4e+a – Play them all
  • Introduction to Rudiments – What are Rudiments and Why are they important?
  • Single Strokes – Learn the most important Rudiment
  • Double Strokes – Practice to Perfection!
  • Paradiddles – Accept the challenge and learn to play a Paradiddle!
  • Billy's Top Tip #1 – Drum Thone/Stool – Never Fall Off Stage!
  • How to play Bass Drum and Hi Hat with feet
  • Introduction – What you need to know about a drum groove
  • The Right Hand Pattern – Quarter Notes – The first right hand rhythm
  • The Right Hand Pattern – Eighth Notes – The second right hand rhythm
  • Adding the Right Foot – Learn two way coordination
  • Adding the Left Hand – Another 2 way coordination
  • The Whole Rock Groove – Put it together – 3 way coordination!
  • Rock Groove Summary – What you've learnt, how to build it up in short steps
  • The Click explained – What it is and how it can help with your playing
  • Practice playing with the click – practical playing practice
  • Practice playing with a song – Do I Wanna Know? by the Arctic Monkeys
  • Rock Grooves A – P Intro – Grooves For Life!
  • Rock Groove A – Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
  • Rock Groove B – We Will Rock You by Queen
  • Rock Groove C – How You Remind Me by Nickelback
  • Rock Groove D – Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High? by Arctic Monkeys
  • Quarter Notes – Start playing simple rhythms using all the drums
  • Eighth Notes – Play 2 notes on each drum round the kit
  • Sixteenth Notes – Play 4 notes on each drum
  • Summary of Subdivisions – Play them all in a 3 bar loop
  • Setting Up Your Drum Kit – How to do it the most efficient and safe way
  • Brown Eyes by Lady Gaga – Play a 2 bar rock loop along with Gaga
  • Part 1 Playback Test – Listen, Read & Play in time with the track
  • 2 Bar Loops – Rock Grooves and Fills
  • Playalong Track: Black Betty – Learn to Play a Whole Song
  • Rock Groove E – Amy Winehouse – Some Unholy War
  • Rock Groove F – 4 bass drums all by hi hat number 5
  • Rock Groove G – Learn how to play syncopated bass drum
  • Rock Groove H – Play even harder syncopation
  • Learn to play Rock Grooves on the Ride Cymbal & add a Left Foot Hi Hat!
  • Learn how to play the Cross Stick / Rim Click technique
  • Dynamics and Accents – Make your drumming more interesting!
  • Latin – Learn how to play the ride bell properly and the left hand pattern
  • 3/4 – Learn how to play a groove in a different time signature
  • 16th Note Fills Played Around the Kit – Get Good At Playing Around Your Drums
  • Play Rock Grooves with different 16th note Fills around the Drum Kit
  • Flams – Make your playing 'Fatter'
  • Drags – Develop this rudiment and your double strokes
  • Ruffs – Learn this rudiment and improve your single strokes
  • Double Paradiddle
  • Paradiddle-Diddle
  • Flam Rudiments: Flam Tap
  • Flam Accent
  • 8 Note Sequence of Single Strokes and Double Strokes – Test Your Rudiments!
  • Displaced Snare Drum Rock Grooves
  • Groove I –
  • Groove J –
  • Groove K –
  • Groove L –

(12) PART 2: Rock Grooves E, F, G, & H. Also – learn to play the ride with a LF HH

  • Hello and Welcome – Who I am and an Introduction to this Course.
  • Drum Stick Grip – How to hold your sticks correctly for Maximum Drum Skills
  • The Anatomy of the Drum Kit – Learn the names and how it sounds. Plus: notation!
  • Hitting the Drums – Make some noise & how to get a good tone
  • Right vs Left – Right handed or left handed?
  • Quarter Notes – Get Playing – Your First Rhythm
  • Eighth Notes – 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
  • Sixteenth Notes – 1e+a 2e+a 3e+a 4e+a – Play them all
  • Introduction to Rudiments – What are Rudiments and Why are they important?
  • Single Strokes – Learn the most important Rudiment
  • Double Strokes – Practice to Perfection!
  • Paradiddles – Accept the challenge and learn to play a Paradiddle!
  • Billy's Top Tip #1 – Drum Thone/Stool – Never Fall Off Stage!
  • How to play Bass Drum and Hi Hat with feet
  • Introduction – What you need to know about a drum groove
  • The Right Hand Pattern – Quarter Notes – The first right hand rhythm
  • The Right Hand Pattern – Eighth Notes – The second right hand rhythm
  • Adding the Right Foot – Learn two way coordination
  • Adding the Left Hand – Another 2 way coordination
  • The Whole Rock Groove – Put it together – 3 way coordination!
  • Rock Groove Summary – What you've learnt, how to build it up in short steps
  • The Click explained – What it is and how it can help with your playing
  • Practice playing with the click – practical playing practice
  • Practice playing with a song – Do I Wanna Know? by the Arctic Monkeys
  • Rock Grooves A – P Intro – Grooves For Life!
  • Rock Groove A – Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
  • Rock Groove B – We Will Rock You by Queen
  • Rock Groove C – How You Remind Me by Nickelback
  • Rock Groove D – Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High? by Arctic Monkeys
  • Quarter Notes – Start playing simple rhythms using all the drums
  • Eighth Notes – Play 2 notes on each drum round the kit
  • Sixteenth Notes – Play 4 notes on each drum
  • Summary of Subdivisions – Play them all in a 3 bar loop
  • Setting Up Your Drum Kit – How to do it the most efficient and safe way
  • Brown Eyes by Lady Gaga – Play a 2 bar rock loop along with Gaga
  • Part 1 Playback Test – Listen, Read & Play in time with the track
  • 2 Bar Loops – Rock Grooves and Fills
  • Playalong Track: Black Betty – Learn to Play a Whole Song
  • Rock Groove E – Amy Winehouse – Some Unholy War
  • Rock Groove F – 4 bass drums all by hi hat number 5
  • Rock Groove G – Learn how to play syncopated bass drum
  • Rock Groove H – Play even harder syncopation
  • Learn to play Rock Grooves on the Ride Cymbal & add a Left Foot Hi Hat!
  • Learn how to play the Cross Stick / Rim Click technique
  • Dynamics and Accents – Make your drumming more interesting!
  • Latin – Learn how to play the ride bell properly and the left hand pattern
  • 3/4 – Learn how to play a groove in a different time signature
  • 16th Note Fills Played Around the Kit – Get Good At Playing Around Your Drums
  • Play Rock Grooves with different 16th note Fills around the Drum Kit
  • Flams – Make your playing 'Fatter'
  • Drags – Develop this rudiment and your double strokes
  • Ruffs – Learn this rudiment and improve your single strokes
  • Double Paradiddle
  • Paradiddle-Diddle
  • Flam Rudiments: Flam Tap
  • Flam Accent
  • 8 Note Sequence of Single Strokes and Double Strokes – Test Your Rudiments!
  • Displaced Snare Drum Rock Grooves
  • Groove I –
  • Groove J –
  • Groove K –
  • Groove L –

(13) PART 2: Technique: Cross Stick & Dynamics – Make your playing more interesting!

  • Hello and Welcome – Who I am and an Introduction to this Course.
  • Drum Stick Grip – How to hold your sticks correctly for Maximum Drum Skills
  • The Anatomy of the Drum Kit – Learn the names and how it sounds. Plus: notation!
  • Hitting the Drums – Make some noise & how to get a good tone
  • Right vs Left – Right handed or left handed?
  • Quarter Notes – Get Playing – Your First Rhythm
  • Eighth Notes – 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
  • Sixteenth Notes – 1e+a 2e+a 3e+a 4e+a – Play them all
  • Introduction to Rudiments – What are Rudiments and Why are they important?
  • Single Strokes – Learn the most important Rudiment
  • Double Strokes – Practice to Perfection!
  • Paradiddles – Accept the challenge and learn to play a Paradiddle!
  • Billy's Top Tip #1 – Drum Thone/Stool – Never Fall Off Stage!
  • How to play Bass Drum and Hi Hat with feet
  • Introduction – What you need to know about a drum groove
  • The Right Hand Pattern – Quarter Notes – The first right hand rhythm
  • The Right Hand Pattern – Eighth Notes – The second right hand rhythm
  • Adding the Right Foot – Learn two way coordination
  • Adding the Left Hand – Another 2 way coordination
  • The Whole Rock Groove – Put it together – 3 way coordination!
  • Rock Groove Summary – What you've learnt, how to build it up in short steps
  • The Click explained – What it is and how it can help with your playing
  • Practice playing with the click – practical playing practice
  • Practice playing with a song – Do I Wanna Know? by the Arctic Monkeys
  • Rock Grooves A – P Intro – Grooves For Life!
  • Rock Groove A – Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
  • Rock Groove B – We Will Rock You by Queen
  • Rock Groove C – How You Remind Me by Nickelback
  • Rock Groove D – Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High? by Arctic Monkeys
  • Quarter Notes – Start playing simple rhythms using all the drums
  • Eighth Notes – Play 2 notes on each drum round the kit
  • Sixteenth Notes – Play 4 notes on each drum
  • Summary of Subdivisions – Play them all in a 3 bar loop
  • Setting Up Your Drum Kit – How to do it the most efficient and safe way
  • Brown Eyes by Lady Gaga – Play a 2 bar rock loop along with Gaga
  • Part 1 Playback Test – Listen, Read & Play in time with the track
  • 2 Bar Loops – Rock Grooves and Fills
  • Playalong Track: Black Betty – Learn to Play a Whole Song
  • Rock Groove E – Amy Winehouse – Some Unholy War
  • Rock Groove F – 4 bass drums all by hi hat number 5
  • Rock Groove G – Learn how to play syncopated bass drum
  • Rock Groove H – Play even harder syncopation
  • Learn to play Rock Grooves on the Ride Cymbal & add a Left Foot Hi Hat!
  • Learn how to play the Cross Stick / Rim Click technique
  • Dynamics and Accents – Make your drumming more interesting!
  • Latin – Learn how to play the ride bell properly and the left hand pattern
  • 3/4 – Learn how to play a groove in a different time signature
  • 16th Note Fills Played Around the Kit – Get Good At Playing Around Your Drums
  • Play Rock Grooves with different 16th note Fills around the Drum Kit
  • Flams – Make your playing 'Fatter'
  • Drags – Develop this rudiment and your double strokes
  • Ruffs – Learn this rudiment and improve your single strokes
  • Double Paradiddle
  • Paradiddle-Diddle
  • Flam Rudiments: Flam Tap
  • Flam Accent
  • 8 Note Sequence of Single Strokes and Double Strokes – Test Your Rudiments!
  • Displaced Snare Drum Rock Grooves
  • Groove I –
  • Groove J –
  • Groove K –
  • Groove L –

(14) PART 2: Styles – Latin, March and 3/4

  • Hello and Welcome – Who I am and an Introduction to this Course.
  • Drum Stick Grip – How to hold your sticks correctly for Maximum Drum Skills
  • The Anatomy of the Drum Kit – Learn the names and how it sounds. Plus: notation!
  • Hitting the Drums – Make some noise & how to get a good tone
  • Right vs Left – Right handed or left handed?
  • Quarter Notes – Get Playing – Your First Rhythm
  • Eighth Notes – 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
  • Sixteenth Notes – 1e+a 2e+a 3e+a 4e+a – Play them all
  • Introduction to Rudiments – What are Rudiments and Why are they important?
  • Single Strokes – Learn the most important Rudiment
  • Double Strokes – Practice to Perfection!
  • Paradiddles – Accept the challenge and learn to play a Paradiddle!
  • Billy's Top Tip #1 – Drum Thone/Stool – Never Fall Off Stage!
  • How to play Bass Drum and Hi Hat with feet
  • Introduction – What you need to know about a drum groove
  • The Right Hand Pattern – Quarter Notes – The first right hand rhythm
  • The Right Hand Pattern – Eighth Notes – The second right hand rhythm
  • Adding the Right Foot – Learn two way coordination
  • Adding the Left Hand – Another 2 way coordination
  • The Whole Rock Groove – Put it together – 3 way coordination!
  • Rock Groove Summary – What you've learnt, how to build it up in short steps
  • The Click explained – What it is and how it can help with your playing
  • Practice playing with the click – practical playing practice
  • Practice playing with a song – Do I Wanna Know? by the Arctic Monkeys
  • Rock Grooves A – P Intro – Grooves For Life!
  • Rock Groove A – Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
  • Rock Groove B – We Will Rock You by Queen
  • Rock Groove C – How You Remind Me by Nickelback
  • Rock Groove D – Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High? by Arctic Monkeys
  • Quarter Notes – Start playing simple rhythms using all the drums
  • Eighth Notes – Play 2 notes on each drum round the kit
  • Sixteenth Notes – Play 4 notes on each drum
  • Summary of Subdivisions – Play them all in a 3 bar loop
  • Setting Up Your Drum Kit – How to do it the most efficient and safe way
  • Brown Eyes by Lady Gaga – Play a 2 bar rock loop along with Gaga
  • Part 1 Playback Test – Listen, Read & Play in time with the track
  • 2 Bar Loops – Rock Grooves and Fills
  • Playalong Track: Black Betty – Learn to Play a Whole Song
  • Rock Groove E – Amy Winehouse – Some Unholy War
  • Rock Groove F – 4 bass drums all by hi hat number 5
  • Rock Groove G – Learn how to play syncopated bass drum
  • Rock Groove H – Play even harder syncopation
  • Learn to play Rock Grooves on the Ride Cymbal & add a Left Foot Hi Hat!
  • Learn how to play the Cross Stick / Rim Click technique
  • Dynamics and Accents – Make your drumming more interesting!
  • Latin – Learn how to play the ride bell properly and the left hand pattern
  • 3/4 – Learn how to play a groove in a different time signature
  • 16th Note Fills Played Around the Kit – Get Good At Playing Around Your Drums
  • Play Rock Grooves with different 16th note Fills around the Drum Kit
  • Flams – Make your playing 'Fatter'
  • Drags – Develop this rudiment and your double strokes
  • Ruffs – Learn this rudiment and improve your single strokes
  • Double Paradiddle
  • Paradiddle-Diddle
  • Flam Rudiments: Flam Tap
  • Flam Accent
  • 8 Note Sequence of Single Strokes and Double Strokes – Test Your Rudiments!
  • Displaced Snare Drum Rock Grooves
  • Groove I –
  • Groove J –
  • Groove K –
  • Groove L –

(15) PART 2: 16th Note Fills Spread Across Different Drums

  • Hello and Welcome – Who I am and an Introduction to this Course.
  • Drum Stick Grip – How to hold your sticks correctly for Maximum Drum Skills
  • The Anatomy of the Drum Kit – Learn the names and how it sounds. Plus: notation!
  • Hitting the Drums – Make some noise & how to get a good tone
  • Right vs Left – Right handed or left handed?
  • Quarter Notes – Get Playing – Your First Rhythm
  • Eighth Notes – 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
  • Sixteenth Notes – 1e+a 2e+a 3e+a 4e+a – Play them all
  • Introduction to Rudiments – What are Rudiments and Why are they important?
  • Single Strokes – Learn the most important Rudiment
  • Double Strokes – Practice to Perfection!
  • Paradiddles – Accept the challenge and learn to play a Paradiddle!
  • Billy's Top Tip #1 – Drum Thone/Stool – Never Fall Off Stage!
  • How to play Bass Drum and Hi Hat with feet
  • Introduction – What you need to know about a drum groove
  • The Right Hand Pattern – Quarter Notes – The first right hand rhythm
  • The Right Hand Pattern – Eighth Notes – The second right hand rhythm
  • Adding the Right Foot – Learn two way coordination
  • Adding the Left Hand – Another 2 way coordination
  • The Whole Rock Groove – Put it together – 3 way coordination!
  • Rock Groove Summary – What you've learnt, how to build it up in short steps
  • The Click explained – What it is and how it can help with your playing
  • Practice playing with the click – practical playing practice
  • Practice playing with a song – Do I Wanna Know? by the Arctic Monkeys
  • Rock Grooves A – P Intro – Grooves For Life!
  • Rock Groove A – Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
  • Rock Groove B – We Will Rock You by Queen
  • Rock Groove C – How You Remind Me by Nickelback
  • Rock Groove D – Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High? by Arctic Monkeys
  • Quarter Notes – Start playing simple rhythms using all the drums
  • Eighth Notes – Play 2 notes on each drum round the kit
  • Sixteenth Notes – Play 4 notes on each drum
  • Summary of Subdivisions – Play them all in a 3 bar loop
  • Setting Up Your Drum Kit – How to do it the most efficient and safe way
  • Brown Eyes by Lady Gaga – Play a 2 bar rock loop along with Gaga
  • Part 1 Playback Test – Listen, Read & Play in time with the track
  • 2 Bar Loops – Rock Grooves and Fills
  • Playalong Track: Black Betty – Learn to Play a Whole Song
  • Rock Groove E – Amy Winehouse – Some Unholy War
  • Rock Groove F – 4 bass drums all by hi hat number 5
  • Rock Groove G – Learn how to play syncopated bass drum
  • Rock Groove H – Play even harder syncopation
  • Learn to play Rock Grooves on the Ride Cymbal & add a Left Foot Hi Hat!
  • Learn how to play the Cross Stick / Rim Click technique
  • Dynamics and Accents – Make your drumming more interesting!
  • Latin – Learn how to play the ride bell properly and the left hand pattern
  • 3/4 – Learn how to play a groove in a different time signature
  • 16th Note Fills Played Around the Kit – Get Good At Playing Around Your Drums
  • Play Rock Grooves with different 16th note Fills around the Drum Kit
  • Flams – Make your playing 'Fatter'
  • Drags – Develop this rudiment and your double strokes
  • Ruffs – Learn this rudiment and improve your single strokes
  • Double Paradiddle
  • Paradiddle-Diddle
  • Flam Rudiments: Flam Tap
  • Flam Accent
  • 8 Note Sequence of Single Strokes and Double Strokes – Test Your Rudiments!
  • Displaced Snare Drum Rock Grooves
  • Groove I –
  • Groove J –
  • Groove K –
  • Groove L –

(16) PART 2: Rudiments #2 – Flams, Drags and Ruffs

  • Hello and Welcome – Who I am and an Introduction to this Course.
  • Drum Stick Grip – How to hold your sticks correctly for Maximum Drum Skills
  • The Anatomy of the Drum Kit – Learn the names and how it sounds. Plus: notation!
  • Hitting the Drums – Make some noise & how to get a good tone
  • Right vs Left – Right handed or left handed?
  • Quarter Notes – Get Playing – Your First Rhythm
  • Eighth Notes – 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
  • Sixteenth Notes – 1e+a 2e+a 3e+a 4e+a – Play them all
  • Introduction to Rudiments – What are Rudiments and Why are they important?
  • Single Strokes – Learn the most important Rudiment
  • Double Strokes – Practice to Perfection!
  • Paradiddles – Accept the challenge and learn to play a Paradiddle!
  • Billy's Top Tip #1 – Drum Thone/Stool – Never Fall Off Stage!
  • How to play Bass Drum and Hi Hat with feet
  • Introduction – What you need to know about a drum groove
  • The Right Hand Pattern – Quarter Notes – The first right hand rhythm
  • The Right Hand Pattern – Eighth Notes – The second right hand rhythm
  • Adding the Right Foot – Learn two way coordination
  • Adding the Left Hand – Another 2 way coordination
  • The Whole Rock Groove – Put it together – 3 way coordination!
  • Rock Groove Summary – What you've learnt, how to build it up in short steps
  • The Click explained – What it is and how it can help with your playing
  • Practice playing with the click – practical playing practice
  • Practice playing with a song – Do I Wanna Know? by the Arctic Monkeys
  • Rock Grooves A – P Intro – Grooves For Life!
  • Rock Groove A – Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
  • Rock Groove B – We Will Rock You by Queen
  • Rock Groove C – How You Remind Me by Nickelback
  • Rock Groove D – Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High? by Arctic Monkeys
  • Quarter Notes – Start playing simple rhythms using all the drums
  • Eighth Notes – Play 2 notes on each drum round the kit
  • Sixteenth Notes – Play 4 notes on each drum
  • Summary of Subdivisions – Play them all in a 3 bar loop
  • Setting Up Your Drum Kit – How to do it the most efficient and safe way
  • Brown Eyes by Lady Gaga – Play a 2 bar rock loop along with Gaga
  • Part 1 Playback Test – Listen, Read & Play in time with the track
  • 2 Bar Loops – Rock Grooves and Fills
  • Playalong Track: Black Betty – Learn to Play a Whole Song
  • Rock Groove E – Amy Winehouse – Some Unholy War
  • Rock Groove F – 4 bass drums all by hi hat number 5
  • Rock Groove G – Learn how to play syncopated bass drum
  • Rock Groove H – Play even harder syncopation
  • Learn to play Rock Grooves on the Ride Cymbal & add a Left Foot Hi Hat!
  • Learn how to play the Cross Stick / Rim Click technique
  • Dynamics and Accents – Make your drumming more interesting!
  • Latin – Learn how to play the ride bell properly and the left hand pattern
  • 3/4 – Learn how to play a groove in a different time signature
  • 16th Note Fills Played Around the Kit – Get Good At Playing Around Your Drums
  • Play Rock Grooves with different 16th note Fills around the Drum Kit
  • Flams – Make your playing 'Fatter'
  • Drags – Develop this rudiment and your double strokes
  • Ruffs – Learn this rudiment and improve your single strokes
  • Double Paradiddle
  • Paradiddle-Diddle
  • Flam Rudiments: Flam Tap
  • Flam Accent
  • 8 Note Sequence of Single Strokes and Double Strokes – Test Your Rudiments!
  • Displaced Snare Drum Rock Grooves
  • Groove I –
  • Groove J –
  • Groove K –
  • Groove L –

(17) Advanced Sticking Patterns

  • Hello and Welcome – Who I am and an Introduction to this Course.
  • Drum Stick Grip – How to hold your sticks correctly for Maximum Drum Skills
  • The Anatomy of the Drum Kit – Learn the names and how it sounds. Plus: notation!
  • Hitting the Drums – Make some noise & how to get a good tone
  • Right vs Left – Right handed or left handed?
  • Quarter Notes – Get Playing – Your First Rhythm
  • Eighth Notes – 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
  • Sixteenth Notes – 1e+a 2e+a 3e+a 4e+a – Play them all
  • Introduction to Rudiments – What are Rudiments and Why are they important?
  • Single Strokes – Learn the most important Rudiment
  • Double Strokes – Practice to Perfection!
  • Paradiddles – Accept the challenge and learn to play a Paradiddle!
  • Billy's Top Tip #1 – Drum Thone/Stool – Never Fall Off Stage!
  • How to play Bass Drum and Hi Hat with feet
  • Introduction – What you need to know about a drum groove
  • The Right Hand Pattern – Quarter Notes – The first right hand rhythm
  • The Right Hand Pattern – Eighth Notes – The second right hand rhythm
  • Adding the Right Foot – Learn two way coordination
  • Adding the Left Hand – Another 2 way coordination
  • The Whole Rock Groove – Put it together – 3 way coordination!
  • Rock Groove Summary – What you've learnt, how to build it up in short steps
  • The Click explained – What it is and how it can help with your playing
  • Practice playing with the click – practical playing practice
  • Practice playing with a song – Do I Wanna Know? by the Arctic Monkeys
  • Rock Grooves A – P Intro – Grooves For Life!
  • Rock Groove A – Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
  • Rock Groove B – We Will Rock You by Queen
  • Rock Groove C – How You Remind Me by Nickelback
  • Rock Groove D – Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High? by Arctic Monkeys
  • Quarter Notes – Start playing simple rhythms using all the drums
  • Eighth Notes – Play 2 notes on each drum round the kit
  • Sixteenth Notes – Play 4 notes on each drum
  • Summary of Subdivisions – Play them all in a 3 bar loop
  • Setting Up Your Drum Kit – How to do it the most efficient and safe way
  • Brown Eyes by Lady Gaga – Play a 2 bar rock loop along with Gaga
  • Part 1 Playback Test – Listen, Read & Play in time with the track
  • 2 Bar Loops – Rock Grooves and Fills
  • Playalong Track: Black Betty – Learn to Play a Whole Song
  • Rock Groove E – Amy Winehouse – Some Unholy War
  • Rock Groove F – 4 bass drums all by hi hat number 5
  • Rock Groove G – Learn how to play syncopated bass drum
  • Rock Groove H – Play even harder syncopation
  • Learn to play Rock Grooves on the Ride Cymbal & add a Left Foot Hi Hat!
  • Learn how to play the Cross Stick / Rim Click technique
  • Dynamics and Accents – Make your drumming more interesting!
  • Latin – Learn how to play the ride bell properly and the left hand pattern
  • 3/4 – Learn how to play a groove in a different time signature
  • 16th Note Fills Played Around the Kit – Get Good At Playing Around Your Drums
  • Play Rock Grooves with different 16th note Fills around the Drum Kit
  • Flams – Make your playing 'Fatter'
  • Drags – Develop this rudiment and your double strokes
  • Ruffs – Learn this rudiment and improve your single strokes
  • Double Paradiddle
  • Paradiddle-Diddle
  • Flam Rudiments: Flam Tap
  • Flam Accent
  • 8 Note Sequence of Single Strokes and Double Strokes – Test Your Rudiments!
  • Displaced Snare Drum Rock Grooves
  • Groove I –
  • Groove J –
  • Groove K –
  • Groove L –

(18) Displaced Snare Drums

  • Hello and Welcome – Who I am and an Introduction to this Course.
  • Drum Stick Grip – How to hold your sticks correctly for Maximum Drum Skills
  • The Anatomy of the Drum Kit – Learn the names and how it sounds. Plus: notation!
  • Hitting the Drums – Make some noise & how to get a good tone
  • Right vs Left – Right handed or left handed?
  • Quarter Notes – Get Playing – Your First Rhythm
  • Eighth Notes – 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
  • Sixteenth Notes – 1e+a 2e+a 3e+a 4e+a – Play them all
  • Introduction to Rudiments – What are Rudiments and Why are they important?
  • Single Strokes – Learn the most important Rudiment
  • Double Strokes – Practice to Perfection!
  • Paradiddles – Accept the challenge and learn to play a Paradiddle!
  • Billy's Top Tip #1 – Drum Thone/Stool – Never Fall Off Stage!
  • How to play Bass Drum and Hi Hat with feet
  • Introduction – What you need to know about a drum groove
  • The Right Hand Pattern – Quarter Notes – The first right hand rhythm
  • The Right Hand Pattern – Eighth Notes – The second right hand rhythm
  • Adding the Right Foot – Learn two way coordination
  • Adding the Left Hand – Another 2 way coordination
  • The Whole Rock Groove – Put it together – 3 way coordination!
  • Rock Groove Summary – What you've learnt, how to build it up in short steps
  • The Click explained – What it is and how it can help with your playing
  • Practice playing with the click – practical playing practice
  • Practice playing with a song – Do I Wanna Know? by the Arctic Monkeys
  • Rock Grooves A – P Intro – Grooves For Life!
  • Rock Groove A – Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
  • Rock Groove B – We Will Rock You by Queen
  • Rock Groove C – How You Remind Me by Nickelback
  • Rock Groove D – Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High? by Arctic Monkeys
  • Quarter Notes – Start playing simple rhythms using all the drums
  • Eighth Notes – Play 2 notes on each drum round the kit
  • Sixteenth Notes – Play 4 notes on each drum
  • Summary of Subdivisions – Play them all in a 3 bar loop
  • Setting Up Your Drum Kit – How to do it the most efficient and safe way
  • Brown Eyes by Lady Gaga – Play a 2 bar rock loop along with Gaga
  • Part 1 Playback Test – Listen, Read & Play in time with the track
  • 2 Bar Loops – Rock Grooves and Fills
  • Playalong Track: Black Betty – Learn to Play a Whole Song
  • Rock Groove E – Amy Winehouse – Some Unholy War
  • Rock Groove F – 4 bass drums all by hi hat number 5
  • Rock Groove G – Learn how to play syncopated bass drum
  • Rock Groove H – Play even harder syncopation
  • Learn to play Rock Grooves on the Ride Cymbal & add a Left Foot Hi Hat!
  • Learn how to play the Cross Stick / Rim Click technique
  • Dynamics and Accents – Make your drumming more interesting!
  • Latin – Learn how to play the ride bell properly and the left hand pattern
  • 3/4 – Learn how to play a groove in a different time signature
  • 16th Note Fills Played Around the Kit – Get Good At Playing Around Your Drums
  • Play Rock Grooves with different 16th note Fills around the Drum Kit
  • Flams – Make your playing 'Fatter'
  • Drags – Develop this rudiment and your double strokes
  • Ruffs – Learn this rudiment and improve your single strokes
  • Double Paradiddle
  • Paradiddle-Diddle
  • Flam Rudiments: Flam Tap
  • Flam Accent
  • 8 Note Sequence of Single Strokes and Double Strokes – Test Your Rudiments!
  • Displaced Snare Drum Rock Grooves
  • Groove I –
  • Groove J –
  • Groove K –
  • Groove L –

(19) PART 3: Grooves A-P – Grooves I, J, K, & L

  • Hello and Welcome – Who I am and an Introduction to this Course.
  • Drum Stick Grip – How to hold your sticks correctly for Maximum Drum Skills
  • The Anatomy of the Drum Kit – Learn the names and how it sounds. Plus: notation!
  • Hitting the Drums – Make some noise & how to get a good tone
  • Right vs Left – Right handed or left handed?
  • Quarter Notes – Get Playing – Your First Rhythm
  • Eighth Notes – 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
  • Sixteenth Notes – 1e+a 2e+a 3e+a 4e+a – Play them all
  • Introduction to Rudiments – What are Rudiments and Why are they important?
  • Single Strokes – Learn the most important Rudiment
  • Double Strokes – Practice to Perfection!
  • Paradiddles – Accept the challenge and learn to play a Paradiddle!
  • Billy's Top Tip #1 – Drum Thone/Stool – Never Fall Off Stage!
  • How to play Bass Drum and Hi Hat with feet
  • Introduction – What you need to know about a drum groove
  • The Right Hand Pattern – Quarter Notes – The first right hand rhythm
  • The Right Hand Pattern – Eighth Notes – The second right hand rhythm
  • Adding the Right Foot – Learn two way coordination
  • Adding the Left Hand – Another 2 way coordination
  • The Whole Rock Groove – Put it together – 3 way coordination!
  • Rock Groove Summary – What you've learnt, how to build it up in short steps
  • The Click explained – What it is and how it can help with your playing
  • Practice playing with the click – practical playing practice
  • Practice playing with a song – Do I Wanna Know? by the Arctic Monkeys
  • Rock Grooves A – P Intro – Grooves For Life!
  • Rock Groove A – Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
  • Rock Groove B – We Will Rock You by Queen
  • Rock Groove C – How You Remind Me by Nickelback
  • Rock Groove D – Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High? by Arctic Monkeys
  • Quarter Notes – Start playing simple rhythms using all the drums
  • Eighth Notes – Play 2 notes on each drum round the kit
  • Sixteenth Notes – Play 4 notes on each drum
  • Summary of Subdivisions – Play them all in a 3 bar loop
  • Setting Up Your Drum Kit – How to do it the most efficient and safe way
  • Brown Eyes by Lady Gaga – Play a 2 bar rock loop along with Gaga
  • Part 1 Playback Test – Listen, Read & Play in time with the track
  • 2 Bar Loops – Rock Grooves and Fills
  • Playalong Track: Black Betty – Learn to Play a Whole Song
  • Rock Groove E – Amy Winehouse – Some Unholy War
  • Rock Groove F – 4 bass drums all by hi hat number 5
  • Rock Groove G – Learn how to play syncopated bass drum
  • Rock Groove H – Play even harder syncopation
  • Learn to play Rock Grooves on the Ride Cymbal & add a Left Foot Hi Hat!
  • Learn how to play the Cross Stick / Rim Click technique
  • Dynamics and Accents – Make your drumming more interesting!
  • Latin – Learn how to play the ride bell properly and the left hand pattern
  • 3/4 – Learn how to play a groove in a different time signature
  • 16th Note Fills Played Around the Kit – Get Good At Playing Around Your Drums
  • Play Rock Grooves with different 16th note Fills around the Drum Kit
  • Flams – Make your playing 'Fatter'
  • Drags – Develop this rudiment and your double strokes
  • Ruffs – Learn this rudiment and improve your single strokes
  • Double Paradiddle
  • Paradiddle-Diddle
  • Flam Rudiments: Flam Tap
  • Flam Accent
  • 8 Note Sequence of Single Strokes and Double Strokes – Test Your Rudiments!
  • Displaced Snare Drum Rock Grooves
  • Groove I –
  • Groove J –
  • Groove K –
  • Groove L –

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