More Beats Study

These are a continuation of the basic beats. Here are some more advanced beats and fills incorporating different styles.

Jazz Modulation

In this lesson, we will modulate the jazz cymbal pattern by subdividing quarter notes into quarter note triplets, and then subdividing each of those triplets into eighth note triplets as a polyrhythm. It’s easier than it sounds.

Double Paradiddle Beat Ideas

The double paradiddle is a versatile and musical rudiment to apply to the drum set. Let’s look at a few ways to do that.

Playing Dynamically

Sometimes the difference between a good performance and a great performance is expression; playing and moving the music dynamically. One of the best ways to improve your playing is to work on your dynamics. This article discusses some things that will help you play more dynamically.