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This video drum lesson will teach you how to read and interpret rests within all the sub-divisions we've covered in the drum theory videos. This way, you will be able to tell the difference between rests within quarter notes, eighth notes, eighth note triplets, sixteenth notes, sixteenth note triplets, and thirty-second notes.
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In this theory lesson, you will learn how to count and play thirty-second notes. They are likely to be the greatest sub-division you will play on the drums. There are eight 32nd notes for every quarter note pulse. Unlike all other sub-divisions, these notes aren't counted one at a time.
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The video on this page explains how to count eighth note triplets. Unlike quarter, eighth, sixteenth, and thirty-second note sub-divisions that divide time in half - eighth note triplets actually devide quarter notes in three.
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Are you a beginner or intermediate drummer that would like to learn how to count various time signatures, note values, and sub-divisions? If the answer to either of those questions is yes, you've come to the right place. The video lessons in this section will teach you all the essentials in step-by-step detail!
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In this video lesson, you will learn how to count quarter notes within the 4/4 time signature. This will lay out a solid foundation for learning other sub-divisions of time, including: eighth notes, eighth note triplets, sixteenth notes, sixteenth note triplets, and thirty second notes.
[LESS INFO] 33 VIEWS | ADDED 22:01:19 05/26/09
Do you want to learn essential drum set theory and notation? Are you a beginner or intermediate drummer that would like to learn how to count various time signatures, note values, and sub-divisions? If the answer to either of those questions is yes, you've come to the right place. The video lessons in this section will teach you all the essentials in step-by-step detail!
[LESS INFO] 15 VIEWS | ADDED 21:41:21 05/26/09
This video play-along features Mike Michalkow. Start by watching Mike to get some ideas of what can be played with this song, and then download the audio-only version that has all the drum-tracks removed. You can use some of the ideas presented in the video version above, or come up with your own patterns. Have fun with it!
[LESS INFO] 46 VIEWS | ADDED 21:34:22 05/26/09
Do you want to learn how to play the drums with step-by-step training? Are you looking for starter drum lessons that will show you the basic essentials of how to play the drum set? If so, you've come to the right place. These easy to follow beginner drum lessons videos will guide you through essential techniques you will need to learn as a drummer. They cover important fundamentals including: how to play drums, drum related terms, how to hold the drumsticks, bass drum techniques, drum set posture, and simple drum set warm-ups!
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Knowing all the important drum related terms is extremely valuable if you want to discuss drums in online forums or at your local drum shop. Learning all the correct terminology ensure you are able to communicate with other drummers in a clear and concise manner, and gives you more confidence as a musician.
[LESS INFO] 28 VIEWS | ADDED 21:32:59 05/26/09
One of the most essential things every drummer must learn is how to hold drumsticks correctly. This is essential because it is such a big part of everyday drumming. Incorrect grip can lead to pain, muscle tension, and a limitation on speed and power when playing the drums. Correct grip reduces tension, and gives you the opportunity to play with more speed, power, control, and endurance.
[LESS INFO] 29 VIEWS | ADDED 21:32:19 05/26/09
This free video drum lessons will teach you how to choose the appropriate drum sticks for your style of playing, and for your skill level. Watch Dean Reimer, and Mike Michalkow show you what to do, and where to start when approching the 'Drumstick Wall' in a music store.
[LESS INFO] 29 VIEWS | ADDED 21:31:39 05/26/09
In this video drum lesson, you will learn the two most popular bass drum techniques. This includes the heels-up and heels-down methods. Both have their own advantages and disadvantages, so it is highly recommended that you eventually learn both methods.
[LESS INFO] 27 VIEWS | ADDED 21:31:02 05/26/09
Learning to play with correct drum set posture is important for drummers that want to reduce the risk of injury or tension within their day to day drumming. This is especially important for longer gigs or practice sessions where bad posture can cause serious back or shoulder pain. Any bad habbits that can limit your ability to play the drums now, or in the future, should be corrected as soon as possible. The video lesson on this page goes through some basic tips that can help you improve your posture. Jared explains how to relax your back, shoulder, and arm muscles while playing the drum set. Impliment the tips in your everyday drumming to improve relaxation and endurance. Now, as with all video lessons on the FreeDrumLessons.com website - the information in this video is for educational purposes only. It is always best to consult a physician about serious health risks, back pain, and other medical related issues. Your biggest concern should always be your own health and well being, so always take appropriate action to protect yourself.
[LESS INFO] 28 VIEWS | ADDED 21:30:18 05/26/09
Are you looking for simple drum set warm-ups that you can use at the drum set? In this video drum lesson, Jared Falk demonstrates four exercises that you can use to improve your drumming. They focus on hand to feet synchronization, and both single and double stroke rolls. It is best to play these warm-up exercises along with a metronome, especially when first learning the basic patterns. This way, you can improving your timing and control at the same time you warm-up at the kit.