"Hagerstown" Tagged Downloadable Lessons

"Hagerstown" Tagged Downloadable Lessons

“Paper Planes” M.I.A. – Drum Lesson

Here’s my tutorial on this great two bar linear beat used in the M.I.A. song “Paper Planes!” Love this song and I have so much fun playing it as a linear groove. Linear drumming is when no two limbs overlap on top of each other, and never causes a compound note. By not playing two notes at the same time it causes the beat to flow in a unique way. This technique is used often in Fusion music. Players such…

“Hard Knocked Life” Jay Z – Drum Lesson

This is a classic two bar groove used in Jay Z’s, “Hard Knocked Life.” Only difference in the two bars is the bass drum as noted below. Remember to shuffle any of the bass drums that fall on “e” or “ah.” Enjoy!

“Green Onions” Booker T and the MG’s – Drum Lesson

“Green Onions” by Booker T and the MG’s  is an easy groove drums! Al Jackson Jr was the drummer and he kept it simple, clean and memorable. It’s just quarter notes on the Ride Cymbal, “2” and “4” on the Snare and Hi-Hat(left foot). Finally an “1′  “ah 3” on the Bass Drum. Enjoy!