Here’s me playing exercises 1-10 from Joel Rothman’s Mini Monster Book of Rock Drumming on the snare in four-bar phrases. I play the whole sequence twice at 80bpm. Play along, why doncha.
Here’s a very cool video from drummer Chris Smith of The Drum Hang YouTube channel. A bunch of ideas for things you can practice when you are away from the kit. No sticks required. Shoop boom bee boop! It’s all about the voice.
Quincy Davis’ videos on jazz drumming are simple and easy to follow and tend to focus on a particular idea and how to develop it. This is a great lesson on thestick shot or stick-on-stick sound. I find this pretty challenging and this video has inspired me to work on it.
Here’s my attempt to explain the a basic flam. We’re all content creators now! I am going to join the party. There seems to be a shortage of videos with simple explanations for beginners. Hopefully I can contribute to alleviating it.
If you’re feeling perplexed about how to get that egg-rolling-down-a-hill feel you get in Brazilian music, check out this great video from Edu Ribero.
It’s RRLR RLRL, incase you were wondering. This is a wonderful video about how to play New Orleans style drums using this sticking and what you learn here will give you insight into how to really milk an idea. Great stuff. It’s from Stanton’s DVD about New Orleans drumming called Take It To The Street.