Learn Rock & Pop Drum Kit - Beginner

Course Details

This is a drum course for complete beginners. We start with teaching you how to choose your first drum kit, how to set it up and tune it, which drum stick and grip is right for you.Then we learn the basic grooves and fills and look at some subgenres such as funk and soul. You will also learn the fundamentals such as how to read drum kit notation, basic music theory, how to keep time, etc. Whether you want to stay with rock and pop, or have the intention to branch out to explore other styles like jazz and Latin later on, this course will give a solid foundation to do so.

Course Instructor: Brendan Bache

  • Drums

  • Beginner

  • 44 Lessons

  • 14+ Hours of Video

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

  • Choose your first drum kit, setting up and tune your drum kit
  • Quarter, eighth and sixteenth note grooves
  • Simple rudiments and fills
  • Backbeat variations
  • Bass drum independence
  • Sub-genres such as funk and soul
  • Songs 

WHO IT’S FOR:

Complete or early beginners with a desire to pick up the drums.

Course Content

Module 1:

Knowing Your Instrument

Lessons:

  • Lesson 1 – Kit selection
  • Lesson 2 – Kit set up
  • Lesson 3 – Tuning
  • Lesson 4 – Stick selection
  • Lesson 5 – Practice

Module 2:

The First Steps

Lessons:

  • Lesson 1 – Quarter note groove
  • Lesson 2 – The fill
  • Lesson 3 – Eighth note groove
  • Lesson 4 – Rudiments 1
  • Lesson 5 – Musical form
  • Lesson 6 – Your Body Is A Wonderland by John Mayer

Module 3:

Bass Drum 8th Notes

Lessons:

  • Lesson 1 – Bass Drum 8ths
  • Lesson 2 – More Permutations
  • Lesson 3 – 16th Note Fills
  • Lesson 4 – Longer Phrases
  • Lesson 5 – Musical Example
  • Lesson 6 – Every Breath You Take by The Police

Module 4:

The Left Foot

Lessons:

  • Lesson 1 – Why The Left Foot?
  • Lesson 2 – 8th Note Groove With Left Foot
  • Lesson 3 –Open Hi Hat
  • Lesson 4 – Open Hi Hat 2
  • Lesson 5 – Rudiment Coordination
  • Lesson 6 – Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars

Module 5:

Backbeat Variations, Stylistic Studies

Lessons:

  • Lesson 1 – Rock n' Roll Backbeat
  • Lesson 2 – Hip Hop Backbeat Variation
  • Lesson 3 – Funky Delayed Backbeat
  • Lesson 4 – Motown/Soul Backbeat Variation
  • Lesson 5 – The 6/8 Ballad
  • Lesson 6  –We Are The Champions

Module 6:

16th Note Grooves

Lessons:

  • Lesson 1 – Snare Drum 16ths 1
  • Lesson 2 – Snare Drum 16ths Bass Drum Permutations
  • Lesson 3 – Snare Drum 16th Combinations
  • Lesson 4 – Subdividing Grooves in 16ths
  • Lesson 5 – Rudiments 3: The Paradiddle
  • Lesson 6 – Fool's Gold

Module 7:

16th and 8th Note Bass Drum Independence

Lessons:

  • Lesson 1 – Bass Drum 8ths Over 1/4 Notes
  • Lesson 2 – Bass Drum 16ths 1: 4 Permutations
  • Lesson 3 –Bass Drum 16ths 2: Combinations
  • Lesson 4 – Rudiments 4: The Double and Triple Paradiddle
  • Lesson 5 – Bass Drum 16ths 3: Hi Hat 16ths
  • Lesson 6 – Bass Drum 16ths 4: Tying It All Up

Module 8:

Making it Musical

Lessons:

  • Lesson 1 – Articulation
  • Lesson 2 – Band Hits
  • Lesson 3 – Rudiments 5: Flams and Drags
  • Lesson 4 – Bass and Snare 16ths Combination

Song Module:

Rock and Pop Drum Songs

Lessons:

  • Your Body Is A Wonderland by John Mayer
  • Every Breath You Take by The Police
  • Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars
  • We Are The Champions
  • Fool's Gold

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