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How to Play Paradiddles on Drum Set

Paradiddles are often one of the first of the more complex rudiments that drummers learn. In seventh grade, my first drum set teacher showed me how to incorporate paradiddles into drum set grooves, and I’ve been hooked ever since. Playing …

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10 Hacks for Drum Set

After almost 30 years of drumming, I’ve collected several hacks that have made managing gear and playing drum set more enjoyable. From dealing with the positioning of drums and cymbals to making different and better sounds, it’s always helpful to …

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11 Method Books Every Drummer Should Own

Looking back at all of the books and exercises that helped me develop drum set technique and coordination brings fond memories of the teachers who showed me how to play and practice. They showed me how to use the books …

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5 Free Drum Lessons – Intermediate

Once you have the passion for playing drums and the dedication to develop your technique, the hardest part is done. All you’re missing are the lessons you need to take your playing to the next level. So what do these …

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5 Free Beginner Drum Lessons

My first drum lessons were through an elementary school. The teacher didn’t even play drums. He played sax and never inspired me to practice or want to play drums. My idols like John Bonham, Eric Carr, and Steve Gadd had …