Applying 80/20 To Your Drumming Vocabulary

“Milking Your Licks Dry” is an 8020 concept of manipulating your existing drum vocabulary to create NEW drumming words… Let’s Get Started Table of Contents Applying 80/20 to Your Drumming Vocabulary: exercises on PDF What Do You Mean By “Milking Your Licks Dry?” And What’s The First Method of

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9 AC DC Drum Chart PDFs

The Drum School has a huge library of drum instruction books. Below are some of my favorites I’m Ready to Get Started 9 AC DC Drum Chart PDFs Recently I was asked to play an AC/DC tribute show. In order to learn the songs quickly, I made drum charts on

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On Drumming Open-Handed

Drumming “open-handed” simply means that the drummer plays the hi-hat with the left hand while the right hand plays the snare drum. I’m Ready to Get Started On Drumming Open Handed Open handed drumming is a method that is debated frequently. I’ve considered it and have applied it to my

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John Bonham Hand Foot Triplet Inversion

Anyone who has really studied John Bonham knows how he played his famous hand/foot triplets. Originally I thought the pattern was Right, Left, Foot, but that’s incorrect. The way that Bonham played them is: Left, Right, Foot. And man, when you get that lick fast and clean it sounds amazing.

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12 Beginner Drum Fills

Looking for beginner drum fills? Check out 12 simple and reliable drum fills that will work in many situations. Perfect for beginner drummers.

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Some Thoughts on Push Pull Drumming Technique

In this installment of The Thinking Drummer, I take a little look at Push/Pull aka Open/Close hand technique. It’s something that I’ve been working on seriously for several months now. Let’s talk about what it is, what the possibilities are, and how you can learn it. First of all, I’ve

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A New Kind of Rock Drumming Independence Part 1

If you’re looking for something interesting and new to work on in the new year, you’ve come to the right place. Today we’re going to dig into a new independence idea that I’ve seen Dave DiCenso use in some of his solos. If you don’t know about him, you have

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Drumspeak With Neil Peart

Is Neil Peart one of the greatest all-time drummers? Absolutely. Did he find that there were some things about his playing that he wanted to improve? Yes, absolutely. I find it inspirational that Neil would not find it below him to go take some drum lessons, even at his level

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