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Shuffle Techniques #2

In Blues music, the Shuffle we play on the Ride Cymbal is often played on the Snare Drum as well. This is known as a two handed shuffle. You need to know how to play this groove well if you want to play Blues music. This content is for Annual Pass (Rock N Roller),... intermediate, level 3, easy drums, beginner drum lessons, online drum lessons

Basic Jazz in 3/4 Time

Learn how to play swing in 3/4 time with some basic comping rhythms. This content is for Annual Pass (Rock N Roller), Rising Star, Rock ‘n Roller, Drum Hero, Test Subscription, FREE Trial (Rock n Roller), and Rock n Roller (Free Trial Extension) members only.... intermediate, level 3, easy drums, beginner drum lessons, online drum lessons

Jazz Comping #1

Comping is what chord players (piano and/or guitar) do in jazz music to accompany a soloist. Drummers do the same thing rhythmically. We keep time on the cymbals and use the drums to play improvised rhythms that interact with the chord players and soloist. This is the... intermediate, level 3, easy drums, beginner drum lessons, online drum lessons

Jazz Comping #2

In today's lesson, we will be comping off-beat rhythms. Since swing is played in a triplet subdivision, this means the notes will always occur when you count "let". Comping off-beat rhythms is extremely important to master in jazz music. This content is for Annual... intermediate, level 3, easy drums, beginner drum lessons, online drum lessons

3-Beat Figures #1

Learn the basics of playing 3-beat figures on the Ride Cymbal. These are repeating rhythmic figures that are 3 beats long. In 4/4 time, this creates a feeling of going "over the bar-line", because the figures don't always resolve on beat 1. The result is that the time... intermediate, level 1, easy drums, beginner drum lessons, online drum lessons

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