Lesson 1

Welcome to lesson 1!

To get the best out of this course, follow these steps:

  1. Sit down at your drum set
  2. Put your tablet/phone/computer on a music stand next to you (or prop it up on a chair or stool)
  3. Use headphones so you can listen to these videos and play your drums at the same time

It's gonna take practice!

Don't rush through each lesson. Ideally, spend an hour at your drum set with each lesson. There will be times when I tell you to stop the video to practice a certain pattern.

After you complete each lesson, spend the next 3 days practicing and working on the items that we are working together on in the video.

There are 8 lessons/videos, and if you do two lessons per week, you should be done in less than a month.

Remember: the more you practice and the harder you work, the better you will sound!

Today, we're going to start with the BASICS. But just because this lesson might be easy for you, DON'T SKIP THROUGH IT! I want to start with a basic understanding of TIME and start playing 8th notes just so we're all on the same page before we get too far. But don't worry, by the end of this lesson you'll be playing a basic (but AWESOME) drum beat and sounding GREAT!