LESSON 51-90 BEAT BANK

 

Lesson 53: Donkey Kiks

In this drum lesson, there are allot of ”hits” or ”kicks”. Basically strong accents on certain counts. I was just fishing on Lake Pleasant in the Sonoran Desert there was donkeys all over the shore line.

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Lesson 58: Train

In this drum lesson, we are working a ”Train” style beat common in country and bluegrass songs. ”Ballroom Blits” and ”I Want You to Want Me” also uses this style.

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Lesson 64: Calyspo

In this drum lesson, we are working a calypso island groove. I remember playing this in 7th-grade jazz band. The song was under the sea.

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Lesson 66: Bonzi Triplet Foot

In this drum lesson, we are working 2 fast bass drums in a row. It sounds like 3 bass drums to new drummers. Can you guess what Led Zepplin song inspired this lesson?

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Lessons 72: Jazzersize

This drum lesson is an entry to Jazz drumming. Even if my students don’t want to play Jazz drums (I don’t either) I have them learn this. Jazz drumming is amazing and helps independence big time.

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Lesson 73: Up Beat Linear

In this drum lesson, we are doing a linear style beat which means no 2 drums or cymbals ever hit at the same time. I designed it so there is up beats with it.

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Lesson 74: Simple Samba Style

In this drum lesson, we are working a samba style groove. although there isn’t “Samba Bass Drum” style in it, it will still work great in a Samba or Basa Nova song.

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Lesson 75: 16th Hat Accents

In this drum lesson, it is using 16th notes on the hi-hat but adding accent patterns to it. This is a way to sound like an experienced drummer right away.

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Lesson 77: Dance Up Beats Open Hats

At first glance, this drum lesson looks easy…. but is actually challenging to do the upbeat accents on the hi-hat while keeping the 8th notes going. I have made 10’s of $$thousands playing this for drunk cougars in Scottsdale Az.

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Lesson 79: Bosa

This is a very standard Latin beat. The Doors used this style in Rock music which gave them a unique sound.

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Lesson 86: Linear

Linear means no 2 drums hit at the same time. This is my go to linear groove. Make sure the hi-hat accents are on point.

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Lesson 88: A Funky Beat #1

In this drum lesson, we are really focusing on the left-hand ghost notes. Keep the ghost notes as soft as possible and the back beats (2 and 4) loud. This is Peter Garibaldi style.

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Lesson 89: A Funky Beat 8s

These are my favorite type of beats at this point in my life. They are hard at first but once you get them they are the best. The challenge is accenting the hi-hat and keeping ghost notes soft.

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