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1) Starting Off Right4

Playing the Bass Drum,Heel Down Position,Heel Up Position, Bass Drum Exercises,Setting Up the Snare Drum,Proper Hand Movement,Gripping the Drumstick,Developing a Rebounding Stroke,Basic Rebound Strokes

2) Basics of the Beat9

Introduction to the Hi-Hat,Hi-Hat Exercises,Playing the Bass Drum and Hi-Hat Together,Adding the Snare Drum,The Mother of All Beats,Subdividing the Beat:Quarters,8ths and 16ths, Alternating Sixteenth Notes,The Dance Beat

3) Musical Notation13

The Basics of Reading Music,Clefs,Notes,and Rests,Time Signatures,The Note Tree,Dotted Notes,Musical Terms, Straight vs.Swing Beats,Music Reading Using the Reading Pages

4) The Ride Cymbal19

Ride Cymbal Technique,Drum Notation,Coordination with Bass, Snare and Hi-Hat,Quarter Note Ride Cymbal Exercises,Eighth Note Ride Cymbal Exercises,Playing the Bell of the Ride Cymbal

5) Expanding on the Basics24

Snare Alternating 16th Notes,Alternating 16th Note Snare Drum Exercises,Dynamics in Music,Accents, Accented Alternating 16th Note Exercises,16ths with Bass Drum and Hi-Hat Exercises,Variations on the Bo Diddley Beat

6) Blues & Shuffles29

Blues & Shuffle Basics,Blues Shuffle Beats,12/8 Blues Beats, Blues Dynamics

7) Basic Rock Beats34 Introduction to Rock Drumming,Basic Rock Beats,The Money

Beat,2 Bar Rock Grooves,Early Rock Beats

8) The Jazz Ride & Brushes39

The Jazz Ride Pattern,Four Positions of the Jazz Ride, Playing with Brushes

9) Jazz Coordination42

Jazz Coordination & Independence,Two Way Jazz Coordination, Charleston Rhythm,Three Way Jazz Coordination,Three Bar Exercises,Triplets Between Bass & Snare, Four Way Jazz Coordination,Jazz Coordination Using the Reading Pages

10) Rudiments48

Rudiments,Grace Notes,Ruffs and Drags,Flams,Paradiddles, Swiss Rudiments,Applying Rudiments to the Drumset

1) Rolls53

Single Stroke Roll,Closed Rolls, Open Rolls,Rolls Exercises

Table of Contents

12) Moeller Technique57

The Fundamental Moeller Strokes:the Downstroke,the Tap and the Upstroke,Moeller Technique Practice,Moeller Triplet Exercises,Moeller Sixteenth Note Exercises

13) Drum Fills63

Introduction to Fills,Tips for Playing Fills,Developing Coordination, Playing in Shapes,Three Over Two Phrases,Practical Drum Fills

14) Advanced Rock Coordination68

Rock Systems,Systems with Hi-Hat Eighth Notes,Snare Backbeats & Melody on Bass Drum,Advanced Rock Systems

15) Advanced Sticking & Linear Drumming71

Advanced Sticking,Type A Stickings,Type A Stickings in 16th Notes Exercises,Type A Stickings in Triplets Exercises,Type B Stickings,Type C Stickings,Linear Drumming,Linear Drumming Sequence

16) Time,Groove & Pocket76

Time,Groove & Pocket,Improving Your Time Practice Ideas,The Note Tree Exercise,The Jazz Ride Meditation,The Charleston Warm Down,The 20 Minute Groove,Making the Most of Your Metronome

17) Double Bass Drumming80

Double Bass Drum Technique,Alternating Strokes,Latin Variations, Enhanced Rock Grooves,Sixteenth Note Variations,Bass Drum Reinforcement,Double Bass Fills,Double Bass Shuffles,Latin Double Bass Grooves

18) New Orleans and R & B Drumming86

New Orleans Drumming,Second Line & New Orleans Beats, R & B Beats,Motown Beats,Memphis Rock Beats,Funk Beats,Modern Beats,Half Time Grooves,Hip Hop Beats

19) Latin,Brazilian & Reggae Drumming91

Latin Drumming,Clave,The 6/8 and Cut Time Relationship, Rumba Clave,Son Clave,The Tumbao,Ponche,Bombo Note & the Cascara Rhythm,Cha-Cha,Songo,Brazilian Music, Samba,Reggae Beats

20) Song Structure & Musicality97

Song Structure,Jazz Song Form,Writing a Drum Chart,Drum Figures,Drum Set Ups

21) Soloing100

Free Form Soloing,Soloing Over Song Form,Working Out a Solo vs.Improvising,Soloing Over an Ostinato,Exploring Alternative Sounds,Trading Fours in Jazz

2) Beyond Drumming Technique103

Left-Right-Right Running Pattern,The Never-Ending Charleston, The Eight Combinations

Quarter Note Reading Page108 Eighth Note Reading Page 1109 Eighth Note Reading Page 2110 Sixteenth Note Reading Page111

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Play-Along CDTracks Play-Along CDTracks 3

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CD 1

Blues & Early Rock 1

1.Slow Blues (12/8 Blues) 8th Note = 160 bpm 2.Slow Blues - Minus Drums 3.Gut Bucket (12/8 Blues) 100 bpm 4.Gut Bucket - Minus Drums 5.Texas Shuffle (Texas Shuffle Blues) 128 bpm 6.Texas Shuffle - Minus Drums 7.La Grunge (Fast Driving Shuffle) 150 bpm 8.La Grunge - Minus Drums 9.O Jeraldine (50’s Rock & Roll) 141 bpm 10.O Jeraldine - Minus Drums

CD 2

Blues & Early Rock 2

1.When the Saints Go Marching In (New Orleans Gospel 2 Beat)

Half Note = 120 bpm 2.When the Saints Go Marching In - Minus Drums 3.I Hear Ya Fats (12/8 50’s New Orleans Rock) 90 bpm 4.I Hear Ya Fats - Minus Drums 5.Great Googly Moogly (50’s New Orleans Rock) 152 bpm 6.Great Googly Moogly - Minus Drums 7.Little Lucy (50’s New Orleans Rock) 135 bpm 8.Little Lucy - Minus Drums 9.Baby Huey (50’s Slow New Orleans Rock/New Orleans Mambo) 116 bpm 10.Baby Huey - Minus Drums 1.Hey Wocky Pay (New Orleans Funk) 90 bpm 12.Hey Wocky Pay - Minus Drums

CD 3

Basic Rock,60's Rock & Modern Rock

1.Detroit Rock & Roll (60’s Rock & Roll) 135 bpm 2.Detroit Rock & Roll - Minus Drums 3.You Rascal You (60’s Fast Rock & Roll) 182 bpm 4.You Rascal You - Minus Drums 5.I Don't Want To Know (80’s Rock) 113 bpm 6.I Don't Want To Know - Minus Drums 7.Mysticized (70’s R&B Jazz Fusion) 121 bpm 8.Mysticized - Minus Drums 9.Do You Know Jack (70’s Rock) 121 bpm 10.Do You Know Jack - Minus Drums 1.Rock n' Mo (Modern Rock) 121 bpm 12.Rock n' Mo - Minus Drums 13.Rock My World (Modern Rock) 126 bpm 14.Rock My World - Minus Drums

CD 4

Soul and R & B

1.Stay with Me (70’s Memphis Soul) 102 bpm 2.Stay with Me - Minus Drums 3.Perfume (Shuffle Funk) 80 bpm 4.Perfume - Minus Drums 5.J.B.Machine (60’s Funk)110 bpm 6.J.B.Machine - Minus Drums 7.No Sweat (60’s Funk) 116 bpm 8.No Sweat - Minus Drums 9.Hold Up (60’s Memphis Soul) 102 bpm 10.Hold Up - Minus Drums 1.Livin' Single (80’s Funk) 12 bpm 12.Livin' Single - Minus Drums 13.Y B Cruel (80’s Funk) 100 bpm 14.Y B Cruel - Minus Drums 15.Air (70’s R&B) 86 bpm 16.Air - Minus Drums 17.Emily (Half Time 70’s Shuffle Funk) 116 bpm 18.Emily - Minus Drums

CD 5

Soul and R & B,Jazz & Brazilian

1.Bullabunga (Modern Funk)81 bpm 2.Bullabunga - Minus Drums 3.Kill Joy (Medium Swing) 106 bpm 4.Kill Joy - Minus Drums 5.Bull's Bash (Swing Blues)115 bpm 6.Bull's Bash - Minus Drums 7.Goosy Lucy (Medium Swing) 135 bpm 8.Goosy Lucy - Minus Drums 9.Someday My Prints Will Come (3/4 Jazz Waltz) 134 bpm 10.Someday My Prints Will Come - Minus Drums 1.This is Real (Bossa Nova) 12 bpm 12.This Is Real - Minus Drums 13.The Dream (Bossa Nova) 118 bpm 14.The Dream - Minus Drums 15.Once Dropped (One Drop Reggae) 148 bpm 16.Once Dropped - Minus Drums 17.Winter (Latin/Funk Fusion) 91 bpm 18.Winter - Minus Drums

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SESSION 1 - Starting Off Right

Session 14Starting Off Right

• Playing the Bass Drum• Playing the bass drum with good technique. • Setting Up the Snare Drum• Holding the sticks properly with a loose grip.

• Proper Hand Movement• Playing the snare drum using proper technique.

• Basic Rebound Strokes• Counting and playing the bass drum while playing 8th notes on the snare.

Playing the Bass Drum

The bass drum is the foundation of the drumset.The basic function of the bass drum is to state the beat or pulse of the song. The BASS DRUM is played with the bass drum pedal by the right foot.The bass drum pedal beater should rebound off of the bass drum head like a bouncing ball.Properly adjusting the angle of the bass drum pedal beater is important to playing comfortably.In general,angling the beater around the 2 o'clock position is a good place to start.After the pedal is attached to the bass drum,position yourself so that your right knee is bent at a slightly greater than 90 degree angle when your foot is on the pedal.

There are two basic techniques of playing the bass drum–HEEL UPand HEEL DOWN.It is important to learn both techniques. Both use a rebound stroke where the beater strikes the bass drum head then bounce back to the “at rest”position.

Beater PositionAngle of the Knee

Heel Down Position

In the HEEL DOWN position,the heel of the right foot is in constant contact with the bass drum pedal when striking the bass drum.This position works best for achieving delicacy in your bass drum playing and is mostly used when playing soft passages or slow songs called ballads.

Heel Up Position

The HEEL UP position uses the front part or “ball”of the foot to press the bass drum pedal.This position works great when playing Rock and Funk or any heavy kind of music where a strong powerful bass drum hit is desired.To get the rebound or bounce while playing with the heel up,immediately return the heel to the footboard,but only for a moment.

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Estimated Time to Learn These Concepts - 1 Week

“If thine enemy wrongs thee,buy each of his children a drum.” ~ Unknown

Playing Tip: Keep it Relaxed

Remember to relax at all times.There should be no stress or tension anywhere in your body while playing.

Key Idea: Pulse and Beat

The words Pulse andBeatwill be used often and mean the same thing–the fundamental rhythm or beat of the song.It's what you tap your feet to.

Heel Down Position Heel Up Position

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Session 15Starting Off Right

Bass Drum Exercises

Now that you know the proper technique for playing the bass drum and getting a good rebound,practice the following exercises.Practice playing a steady beat on the bass drum using the heel down technique.Then use the heel up technique.Once you can play a steady beat using both techniques try to find the beat and play along with Play-Along CD 3, Tracks 1 & 12,“Rock n' Mo.”

Bass Drum Exercise 1 Play the Bass Drum using the heel down technique,then using the heel up technique.

Bass Drum Exercise 2 Play the pulse for 4 beats,then double pulse for 4 beats.

Setting Up the Snare Drum

The SNARE DRUM has metal wires called snares attached to the bottom head.It rests in the stand’s cradle without being clamped down.The height affects the comfort level of the drummer,so set the height where your hands are comfortable and your shoulders are relaxed.Angle the snare drum back toward you.

Proper Hand Movement

When playing the drums,your hands should move in a motion similar to waving good-bye or bouncing a basketball.Place your hands in front of you,palms down,and flex at the wrist.Practice this motion without sticks,one hand at a time.

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Playing Tip: The Play-Along Tracks

Each song on the play-along CDs has two versions.The first version plays the song with the drums.The second version does not have the drums,but a click track is provided to help you keep the tempo.

Play-Along Songs

The Bass Drum exercises can be practiced with

CD 3,TRACK 1- “Rock n’ Mo” CD 3,TRACK12- “Rock n’ Mo”minus Drums

Playing Tip: Using a Click Track

The click track on “Rock n' Mo”plays at twice the note rate of the beat of the song. Subdividing the click into smaller segments than the beat helps musicians stay in tempo (keep the beat) on slower songs.

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Session 16Starting Off Right

Learning proper hand technique will enable you to

1.Maximize your rebound 2.Get a good,beefy sound 3.Maximize your ability to transfer your ideas from your brain to the drums with minimum effort

Gripping the Drumstick The DRUMSTICK has four basic parts:the BUTT,the SHAFT,the SHOULDER,and the TIP.

The BUTT is the end of the stick and can be used to strike the snare drum when a more powerful sound is required,as in heavier Rock or Funk.The SHAFT is the part of the stick that the player grips.The SHOULDER is the part of the stick that tapers down to the tip.The TIP is the main playing end of the stick.

Hold the stick between your thumb and index finger about 2/3 of the way from the tip at a point called the fulcrum.The FULCRUM is the perfect balance point of the drumstick and is the optimum place for gripping the sticks to achieve maximum bounce or rebound.The hand should grip the stick at the fulcrum loosely.Both hands should grip the sticks identically forming a MATCHED GRIP.

Developing a Rebounding Stroke

Now,let's learn the proper way to strike a drum.Take the sticks and form your grip.The stroke we will employ makes use of the fingers,wrist,forearm,and elbow.You will make a whip-like motion similar to cracking a whip or casting a fishing rod.Here is how the stroke should look.

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Butt Shaft Shoulder Tip Fulcrum

Start with both sticks in an at-rest position using a loose matched grip.Raise elbow and forearm of lead hand. The lead wrist and hand follow.

Bring elbow down first,deadweight fashion,creating a whipping motion. The stick strikes drum.The stick rebounds off the drum.

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Session 17Starting Off Right

Practice this motion first without striking the drums,like “air drums,”then practice playing the snare drum with a proper rebounding stroke.Strike the snare drum dead center to get a full sound.Maximizing rebound allows the sticks to do the work,not the drummer.

Basic Rebound Strokes

Practice the following exercises on the snare drum using a proper rebounding stroke and a loose grip.

Exercise 1 Play the Snare on the beat with the right hand first,then the left hand.

Exercise 2 Play the Snare doubling the beat,alternating hands.

Once you can play a steady beat on the snare drum with good technique play along with Play-Along CD 4,Track 2.Exercise 3 is the same rhythm as Exercise 2,played with the track.

Exercise 3 Play with the track,the Snare doubling the beat,alternating hands.

Exercise 4 Play 4 beats with the right hand,then alternating strokes with both hands.

ALTERNATINGSTROKES are when the hands alternate individual hits of the drum.

Exercise 5 Play alternating strokes.

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Key Idea: Maintain a Relaxed Grip

Remember,the sticks are our connection to the instrument so it is important to have a relaxed grip and a proper stroke in order to get a good sound out of the drum.

Play-Along Songs

The Basic Rebound Strokes exercises can be practiced with

CD 4,TRACK 1- “Stay with Me” CD 4,TRACK2- “Stay with Me”minus Drums

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Session 18Starting Off Right

Exercise 6 Play the BD and Snare on the beat,then alternating strokes on the Snare.

“Stay with Me”Exercise

You're Ready to Move On When…

• You can find the beat of any song on the Play-Along CDs and play it on the bass drum heel down and heel up. • You can count the beat of any song while playing it on the bass and snare drums simultaneously using both the heel up and heel down techniques in the bass drum and the fishing rod technique in the right and left hands.

• With your metronome at 90 beats per minute (bpm),you can play a good solid pulse (quarter notes) in the bass drum and play alternating 8th notes with the snare drum as in Exercise 6.

Tips for Improving

• You don’t need to be at the drums to do the exercises. • Relax at all times.

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