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Paradiddle Combination

In this lesson we are going to combine the single paradiddle, and the first inversion of the single paradiddle to create a very fun, musical, and useful pattern. I will

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The Dilddle Turn-Around

Today?s lesson is a technique exercise that I call ?the diddle turn-around?. The purpose of this exercise is to help us feel more comfortable moving around the kit, regardless of

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3s and a Diddle

Today?s lesson is focused on hand technique, and it is all about developing our ability to play 3 consecutive strokes with each hand. This is something that is very simple

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Basic Displacement

As I?m sure you already know, probably the most important thing we need to have as drummers is good time, a good, consistent sense of time. In order to work

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Your First Drum Lesson

This lesson titled ?your first drum lesson? is exactly that, a lesson geared toward people who want to play the drums and have never had the chance to take a

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The Pyramid of Pain

In this lesson I will teach you one of my all time favorite technique concepts. The pyramid is a very entertaining way to push our limits physically, while remaining focused

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Hi-Hat Control Part 1

In this lesson I will teach you what I consider to be the three most basic, and yet most important foot hi-hat patterns that we need to know as drummers.

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