Rhythm is the key component of rock music and rock drums are the basis of rock rhythms. Learn some tips for playing rock drum beats from an experienced drumming instructor in this free music lesson video series.
The drum was perhaps first created from the primal idea of mimicking the human heartbeat, yet today its music has developed into a technical, complex arrangement of beats and grooves. Modern drummers, including the likes of Buddy Rich, Billy Cobham, Neal Peart, Dave Weckl, and Jimmy Chamberlain, have helped drummers develop their playing skills by inspiring new beat and rhythm patterns, new combinations of sound upon sound. The modern approach to drumming, then, is to try and master the fundamentals of beat and time signature, and then to create fresh, innovative patterns and fills for each song. Learning how to play the drums requires practice. To learn drum practice techniques, watch these free online drum lessons.
In this free music lesson video series, an experienced drumming instructor demonstrates several grooves for the rock drum beat. Create a solid foundation for a rock beat, then add high hat and snare drum grooves to get the party started. Find out how to create a variety of beats in this free online drum lesson.
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