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Videos of and for drummers.

Video Lesson! Fundamental Fills, Part 3

Video Lesson! Fundamental Fills, Part 3

During the 1980s and ’90s, fusion monster Dave Weckl and session master John “JR??? Robinson, among others, revived the silky smooth right-hand-lead 16th-note fills that were previously made famous by studio greats Steve Gadd and Bernard Purdie.

Video Lesson! Groove Construction, Part 6 w/Jost Nickel

Video Lesson! Groove Construction, Part 6 With Jost Nickel

In this month’s lesson we’ll continue working with ghost notes by incorporating them into grooves using an intertwined approach. When using this method, the ghost-note phrasing is interlocked with the bass drum pattern. Let’s introduce the four-step approach. We’ll start with a hand pattern using 8th notes on the hi-hat and snare drum accents on beats 2 and 4….

Video Lesson! Swiss Rudiments, Part 1 w/ Claus Hessler

Video Lesson! Swiss Rudiments, Part 1 With Claus Hessler

Welcome to the first of a four-part series on Swiss rudiments and Basel drumming. In this lesson I’ll focus on some specialties of the Basel style that aren’t usually included in the standard list of forty Percussive Arts Society rudiments. The accompanying video, available at, demonstrates this style’s feel and includes some additional explanations.

Video Demo! Roland, TD-25KV V-Drums Kit

Video Demo! Roland TD-25KV V-Drums Kit

Roland recently made some changes to its V-Drums lineup, including discontinuing the TD-15 series and adding two mid-level kits with the TD-25 module. This new series capitalizes on a lot of the technology found in Roland’s flagship TD-30 line, but delivers kits at a lower price point.

Video Demo: Turkish, JC Soundscape Series Cymbals

Video Demo: Turkish JC Soundscape Series Cymbals

The Soundscape series is a collaborative collection designed by U.S.-born/Europe-based drummer/percussionist Jarrod Cagwin and the Turkish cymbal company out of Istanbul. Check out our video demo here.

video lesson The Notes we don't play

Video Lesson! The Notes We Don’t Play w/ Aaron Edgar

Adding rests to complicated subdivisions can be an intimidating endeavor. But just like when you’re learning how to play a 16th-note rest on beat 1, or an accent on the middle partial of a triplet, it’s only tricky at first. After some diligent practice, you’ll find that you’ve internalized an exciting new rhythmic tool….

Backbeats - Woodstick Groove 2016

Backbeats – Woodstick Groove 2016

This past April, Groove Music for Youth and the Emerald Queen Casino held their annual nonprofit drumming charity event, Woodstick Groove, in Tacoma, Washington. Check out our highlight reel of the event below!

Video Demo! Tama Superstar Classic Drumset

Video Demo! Tama Superstar Classic Drumset

We were sent a seven-piece Superstar Classic shell pack to review (list price: $1,499.98) that included an 18×22 bass drum; 7×8, 8×10, and 9×12 rack toms; 12×14 and 14×16 floor toms; and a 6.5×14 matching snare….

Video Demo! Zildjian - S Family Cymbals

Video Demo! Zildjian – S Family Cymbals

We were sent a sampling of Zildjian’s top sellers in this new S series, which included a 10″ splash, 14″ regular and Mastersound hi-hats, 16″, 18″, and 20″ Thin crashes, 18″ and 20″ Medium-Thin crashes, an 18″ Rock crash, 18″ and 20″ Trash crashes, an 18″ China, 20″ Medium and Rock rides, and 22″ and 24″ Medium rides. All of the cymbals are fully lathed top and bottom, heavily hammered, and polished to a brilliant finish….