Drum Guru Lesson Packs

Bass Guru Sampler!

Check out this FREE sampler from Bass Guru - another great lesson app for bass players of all levels!

Sample Pack 1

Check out this FREE sampler from Drum Guru - another great lesson app for drummers of all levels!

Sample Pack 2

This pack will give you a taste of some of the new lessons and concepts are available in our latest packs.

Zildjian American Achievement Award Bios

This FREE pack features bios of drumming greats Louie Bellson, Roy Haynes, Elvin Jones, and Max Roach, produced for the American Drummer Achievement Awards sponsored by Zildjian in 1998. Recommended viewing for all ages, ability levels, and styles of drummers!

Beginner Rock Fill Pack 1

Learn a series of useful, easy rock drum fills.

Beginner Rock Fill Pack 2

Learn a series of useful, easy rock drum fills.

Beginner Rock Groove Pack 1

Learn the most important basic grooves in rock drumming.

Beginner Rock Groove Pack 2

Learn several more important basic grooves in rock drumming, and some interesting bonus concepts as well.

Beginner Rock Groove Pack 3

Learn several more important basic grooves in rock drumming. The main focus of this pack is an overview of the modern rock shuffle and its development, taught to you by drumming legend Steve Smith.

Beginner Rock Groove Pack 4

Learn a variety of concepts to expand your basic rock vocabulary on the drums.

7/8 Fill Pack

Joe Bergamini shows you a group of useful fills in 7/8 time.

7/8 Groove Pack

Joe Bergamini shows you various grooves in 7/8 time, including ideas from Neil Peart and Phil Collins.

Rock Independence Pack 1

In this series of packs, Joe Bergamini teaches the basics of rock Independence. These are the building blocks of your essential groove vocabulary in all rock and R&B styles.

Rock Independence Pack 2

In this series of packs, Joe Bergamini teaches the basics of rock Independence. These are the building blocks of your essential groove vocabulary in all rock and R&B styles.

Rock Independence Pack 3

In this series of packs, Joe Bergamini teaches the basics of rock Independence. These are the building blocks of your essential groove vocabulary in all rock and R&B styles.

Double Bass Crash Course Pack

A series of lessons designed to create a musically useful introduction to double bass playing in rock and metal drumming.

Foot Technique Pack

In this pack John Blackwell shows you the secrets of his incredible bass drum technique, including exercises to build your speed, power and control.

R&B Groove Pack 1

Groove and technique master John Blackwell demonstrates killer grooves from famous artists he has worked with and his influences.

Creative Chops Pack

Gergo Borlai teaches you exciting and creative paradiddle-diddle stickings that can be used as licks, fills, grooves, and solos.

Creative Groove Concepts

Gergo Borlai shares several exciting concepts that will add creative spice to your grooves. Includes mixed stickings and polyrhythms.

Developing and Using Single Strokes

exercises to develop single-stroke facility, and then shows you different ways to apply this facility to the drum set.

Singles and Double Bass Ostinato and Licks

Gergo Borlai teaches you a cool double bass drum ostinato and several blazing single-stroke hand and foot licks in this pack.

Classic Steve Gadd Grooves & Fills Pack 1

Italian drummer and Gadd scholar Mauro Cau presents an in depth analysis of some of Steve Gadd’s signature recorded concepts. A detailed demonstration at three different speeds accompanies each lesson. Note-for-note Gadd video lessons with transcriptions!

Developing Fill Ideas from Grooves

Ideas on how to develop musical and creative fills by applying rhythmic and orchestration concepts to the patterns that appear in your grooves.

Classic Rock Fill Pack 1

Learn some of the best-known drum grooves and fills in rock music, which have been chosen for their usefulness.

Classic Rock Fill Pack 2

Learn some of the best-known drum grooves and fills in rock music, which have been chosen for their usefulness.

Classic Rock Fill Pack 3

Learn cool drum fills in the style of Steve Gadd, Gregg Bissonette, Frank Beard, and more

Classic Rock Groove Pack 1

Learn some of the best-known drum grooves and fills in rock music.

Classic Rock Groove Pack 2

Learn some of the best-known drum grooves and fills in rock music.

Advanced Rudiments

These rudiments are more challenging and are built on concepts contained in the first two rudiment packs.

Derivative Rudiments

Learn rudiments derived from concepts presented in the Fundamental rudiments.

Essentials of Drumming Pack

Contains 12 lessons covering grip, movement, the essential strokes of drumming, dynamics, accents, and Dennis’ “Five T’s”: time, technique, touch, taste, and tone.

Fundamental Rudiments

The first set of 10 basic rudiments are presented.

Ultimate Hands Warm-Ups by Dennis DeLucia

Dennis' original warm-up exercises, including a classic exercise from the Bayonne Bridgemen.

Very Advanced Rudiments

More difficult than the previous sets, and contains certain rudiments that are becoming more rare in modern drum corps compositions.

Basic Jazz Pack

Drumming legend and jazz master Peter Erskine provides a complete approach to the basics of jazz drumming.

Brushes Pack

Starting with basic brush concept and stroke motion, Peter teaches you how to play musically in different feels and at different tempi with the brushes.

Phrasing & Soloing Pack

Drumming legend and jazz master Peter Erskine eloquently and humorously presents sophisticated and useful concepts for musical phrasing and expression on the drums.

Samba Pack 1

Brazilian drummer and samba master Kiko Freitas presents two packs giving an authentic overview of samba grooves.

Samba Pack 2

In this pack, Brazilian master Kiko Freitas continues his look at samba grooves.

Advanced Groupings & Fills

Steve performs one of the rudimental licks taught in Steve Gadd Pack 1, but phrases it across the time in a 3-note grouping

Jazz Concepts & “Aja”

Steve demonstrates his approach to jazz drumming and presents a slow demo of the classic Steely Dan song “Aja.”

Rudimental Concepts Part 1

Steve covers ideas based on the rudiments.

Rudimental Concepts Part 2

This pack reveals how Steve uses diddles to create some of his licks, as well as rudimental drum solo that Steve memorized during his younger years in drum corps.

Shuffles

Steve demonstrates different ways to play shuffles, giving you creative ideas while demonstrating his impeccable time feel in groove.

A-Diddles & Beyond

Funk legend David Garibaldi shows you some amazingly funky and challenging grooves using diddles and odd groupings.

Permutation Pack

Funk legend David Garibaldi teaches you the basics of permuation, the abilitly to move a pattern to different places in the measure.

Fundamental Fills 1

Donny Gruendler presents a series of solid, useful, and musical fills that can be used to connect sections of songs in various styles.

Fundamental Fills 2

Donny Gruendler presents another series of fills, this time using right-hand lead sticking and six-stroke rolls. This is the second pack in a series.

Phrasing Fills in 16ths

Mark Guiliana provides several examples of how to move a 16th-note fill around in the bar to start and end in different places, sometimes going over the bar line, expanding your ability to play interesting fills.