This is the 16th note version of the Basic Beats Study. Play each exercise with a metronome at different tempos.
The beats and fills in these four measure phrases are a good introduction to what’s most commonly played on the drums.
Linear drumming (playing only one drum or cymbal at a time) has a funky, syncopated feel to it. This lesson will get you started.
Working on reading drum notation is primarily about developing hand-eye coordination. This lesson will help you to do just that.
We are going to take a basic beat and modulate it using different subdivisions. This gives the impression that you are speeding up or slowing down but the actual tempo does not change.