Drums & Percussion

Presented by David Pakman

When learning how to play the drums, it's important to take note of the different components that are involved in a drum set, including cymbals, tom toms, snares, high hats and bass drums. Learn how to play basic back beats on the drums with help from an experienced drummer in this free video series on drums and percussion.

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Percussion Rhythm Challenges

There are a seemingly unlimited number of percussion rhythm challenges that can be put together for percussionists to practice and improve their rhythmic skills. Practice a "three over two" rhythm challenge on drums with help from an experienced drummer in this free video on drums and percussion.

Marching Snare Drum Tricks

Most marching snare drummers will incorporate a number of tricks into their performance, but all of these tricks should be supported by a basis of good playing. Discover how to do back sticking and three-way sticking tricks on marching snare drums with help from an experienced drummer in this free video on drums and percussion.

How Do You Play the Drums

When learning how to play the drums, it's important to take note of the different components that are involved in a drum set, including cymbals, tom toms, snares, high hats and bass drums. Learn how to play basic back beats on the drums with help from an experienced drummer in this free video on drums and percussion.

How to Make a Bass Drum Pillow

When making a bass drum pillow, take the bass drum apart and place the pillow so that it's barely touching the front head after it is put inside. Get minimal muffling sound with a bass drum pillow with help from an experienced drummer in this free video on drums and percussion.

How to Troubleshoot Electronic Drum Sets

Electric drum sets can have a number of issues, and the first part of troubleshooting is to confirm that the power is on and the volume is up. Check if an electric drum set's triggers are all connected with help from an experienced drummer in this free video on drums and percussion.

How Much Are Used Pearl Drums Worth?

A set of used Pearl drums can be worth varying amounts depending on how old they are, what kind of condition they are in and the type of model. Find out why a vintage Pearl drum set may be worth $3,000 to $5,000 used with help from an experienced drummer in this free video on drums and percussion.

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