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R L L Flow Development Exercises

This lesson covers a straightforward but super-effective pattern I use to put together drum fills. It’s especially effective when combined with other rudimentary patterns to create more musical fills. The pattern is R L L – super simple. However, we’re playing the pattern as 16th notes, not as a triplet. Exercise transcription and Guitar Pro …

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Quintuplets – Advanced Groove Concepts

In this lesson, we’re going to open some pretty-advanced doors in the world of Quintuplets. Definitely make sure you’ve worked through the exercises in the first quintuplet lesson before attempting this one. We’ll work with displacement, we’ll develop and quintuplet-based groove using both single and double kick, and we’ll work on placing a dotted-eighth pattern …

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Quintuplets – Lesson 1

In this lesson, we’ll explore the world of quintuplets. We’ll start by answering the first question: “what is a quintuplet?” This is a quintuplet – or more precisely, this is five quintuplets within one bar of 5/4. In the same way that you’d play a triplet (a group of three) within a quarter note count, …

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Double Stroke Groove

In this lesson, I’ll show you how you can start to use double strokes within the context of a groove. Ultimately, we want to be able to use double strokes wherever and however we want behind the kit, and this is just one example, but this example is a great way to realize how effective …

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Lifestyle tips for drummers

I am not a lifestyle coach – but there are a few things that I swear by that I’d like to share with you as I’m absolutely convinced they’ll help a number of people other than myself. Sleep Make sleep your number 1 priority. Getting good deep sleep (specifically, slow-wave sleep) has been proven to …

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Working with distractions

So far, I’ve told you to shut out all distractions and turn off all notifications – to practice with laser-like focus. I know that in some situations, and for some of us, it’s simply not realistic or even possible to shut out all distractions. That’s ok – I have a great method for working with …

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Setting up a practice routine

What should a practice routine look like? So many musicians think that practicing is a dull, repetitive exercise – and sure, it CAN be! Especially without a system for tracking our progress. Over the years, I have identified a few rules that have really helped me set up a reliable routine to get me from …

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How to practice drums

Welcome to the Progressive Drumming Masterclass! Go grab yourself a coffee or some other tasty beverage and make sure you won’t be interrupted for the next 30-40 minutes because, in this lesson, I will teach you the crucial steps you’ll follow when working through all of the later lessons in the Masterclass, and eventually, when …

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